3/2: TMS RECAP, MICK MARS, NEW KISS HOF INFO.
Hope you guys all enjoyed the all new That Metal Show last night. It’s been great to be able to feature such a wide variety of rock, hard rock and metal in the shows evolution. Guys like Mick Jones and Leslie West have so much history it’s hard to even scratch the surface on TV with the time we have. Was cool seeing Marty Friedman geek out over Mick Jones “Hot Blooded” solo! Huge thanks to Leslie West for the amazing guitar. Had no idea that was coming! One day I MUST learn to play! Was also cool to have Lita jam. She is a big part of our shows history as the first ever guest, and now the first ever woman to perform for us. I did talk with Leslie about the loss of his leg and I did talk with Mick about Lou Gramm and the recent performance at the songwriters HOF but it was cut for time. Some will likely end up as online extras. I’ll post links when I can or visit www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com for more. Show replays all week. Next taping is this Tuesday in NYC with Mick Mars! So cool to have the unsung hero of Motley on our show for the hour. Truly underrated player too! Mick will also be in studio with me tomorrow for a LIVE TRUNKNation 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39. Don’t miss it! More soon.
Quick update on the Kiss R&R HOF drama. My sources telling me that as of now, unless Gene and Paul change their mind and decide to play with the original band, there will be no performance of any kind for the bands induction. Common thought was that perhaps an all star band would be assembled to tribute Kiss since there is no performance from them now with any version of the band. But there will be no tribute either. Likely just a video package on the screens. So where we stand now is no performance at all of any kind related to Kiss, or the original band does a song or two in or out of makeup. And we all no as of now that ain’t happening. Still time for things to change but very reliable sources telling me that’s the HOF position as of now. Also each of the four original members get 3 minutes each for their speeches during the induction and only those inducted are at the podium for those speeches.
Ive been a fan since ’76…but I think that its time for pete/ace to permanently sever ties with G/P..thank each other, thank the fans and bow out gracefully…I dont like what has become of the band but whats done is done..maybe one day G/P will have the balls to do your show eddie? And about a metal/hard rock hall of fame….Akron,oh would b a great place for it….
I think the HOF got it right inducting only the 4 original members. For the people who want to induct the current band ask yourself this question. If you ignore all the songs and concert performances before 1980 would KISS still be inducted? My answer is no way. They’ve been living off the 1970’s song catalog and reputation for the last 30 years. Ace and Peter helped create that. Starting with Lick It Up they have been just another hard rock band. Nothing special about any of the stuff they’ve done since then.
I predicted from the beginning that if KISS were to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, the original lineup would not perform but rather except the induction at best. So this means that only the original members would be up at the podium and not other members like Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer. Good, I’m glad. Even though they may not perform, it’s still a reunion for the original lineup since the Farewell Tour. It’s quite a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first 2 KISS albums. If there’s one system KISS cannot beat, it’s the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.