Hope you guys are all doing well. Been busy on several fronts. We tape the two final episodes of the current TMS season this Tuesday in NYC. The guests will include The Winery Dogs, Vinnie Paul, Joe Satriani, Artie Lange and Jim Breuer. Plus on guitar in both shows will be Yngwie Malmsteen! And of course don’t forget this Saturday at 11P ET the latest new episode premiers featuring an hour with Peter Criss and Richard Christy on drums.

Peter talks about the first 6 Kiss studio albums and gives us his Rank of them, does our Put It On The Table segment, and of course talks about the RRHOF. For those expecting some sort of slam fest from him you will be disappointed. Obviously he wishes he would have been allowed to play one song with the original band, but now that nobody is playing he seems real happy to go up and accept the award and just thank the fans.

I’ll be in Largo this Friday hosting the Jake E Lee show. Meet & Greet and signing in the lobby before the show and books for sale. Then to MOR Cruise the next day. Honored to host MOR every year, can’t wait to see you if going!

Thanks to M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold for rocking a TMS shirt on stage at festivals in Brazil and Australia! Saw the photos and tweeted one. I have a brand new That Eddie Trunk / Stump This T Shirt just released! Check it out in the merch store on this site (please note I can not sell TMS shirts in my store, but check out the other designs).


Live on Q104.3 NYC tomorrow 11P-2A ET. Listen via free stream at www.q1043.com or use the free iheartradio app. Live also Monday 6-10P ET on SiriusXM 39 TRUNKNation. Vinnie Paul and Joe Satriani will be in studio!


There has been SO much debate and discussion on Kiss on this site, and as usual all respectful opinions are welcome. As it stands now the original 4 will go up, each say a few words, and that’s it. Doubtful anything will change as it is now too late likely with production of the show and so many other acts involved. I also heard from everyone that Paul Stanley called TMS Wayne’s World on his Twitter. I myself have called it that jokingly in interviews. That was a super popular movie, and TMS a very popular show, so all good by me. But what Paul doesn’t realize is he is only insulting his fans trying to take a shot at a show THEY watch and most of them love. Maybe more Kiss shirts in our audience on a regular basis than anything else! So if we are Wayne’s World, or whatever else he thinks is a knock at the show, we are certainly proud to be good enough for most Kiss fans, not to mention legendary acts like Sabbath, AC/DC, Rush, Axl Rose, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and many more who all appear and appreciate what we do. Paul can continue to be very comfortable going on channels like CNN where maybe 2% of the viewers care about rock and his band and he can get the usual cookie cutter liners from the anchor that just read the one sheet. Or maybe go on Howard Stern again, who just called Kiss the most irrelevant band ever on his radio show? We have plenty of artists that get and appreciate what we do, have a sense of humor, enjoy the debate, and acknowledge as fans we have opinions. Unfortunate that in Kiss land many times the decades of positives are never acknowledged and the few things you don’t like are blown up. But it’s all good by me. I thank all the amazing artists we have and will have on and most of all the fans around the world that support TMS and have made it VH1’s longest running show. Guess we are doing something right…Party on!

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  • Chad on

    Hey Eddie, I came to you as a person sincerely apologizing to you for my harsh approach and comments to you from the last time. And after apologizing I expressed from my heart very valid points and views that were either deleted or not printed like they weren’t valid or good enough. I never miss your Friday radio shows,tms shows, and purchased both your books. Why isn’t it possible for a man who in his youth in the 70s found and loved a band called Kiss that helped me escape burdens and stay positive and to love them as much still today? Man I love and support to this day all Ace and Peter do and release and I ALSO love Sonic Boom and MONSTER and the fantastic stage show of the MONSTER spider rig for lights and risers,pyro. I loved Carr,Kulick, and I also love Thayer and Singer. 23 yrs Eric has been with kiss and 16 of those yrs as drummer..I love Pete but my personal fave drummer is Singer,and my favorite guitarists all time is Ace and tommy second. But what hurts me is I DON’T Drink some delusional “koolaid” or go live in “kiss land” to feel this way. I’m a fan that enjoy the 40yrs of KISS and I stay neutral not believing all hurtful things Paul/gene might say or believing all hurtful things Ace/Peter say. There are Kiss fans Ed like me that appreciate all members and still find much enjoyment from Kiss and their work today that don’t drink koolaid. Just fairness and that it’s ok to celebrate Kiss without shots at gene and Paul so much. Please try to remain true to all the members when speaking of them. I know you get called the “Ace/Peter guy” and yes you did support all eras, dedicated your book to Carr,etc but I’m just saying you are not so open to praise some stellar performance s of tommy and Eric,Gene,and Paul. This era is active,making MUSIC which should be respected for something. Yes Kiss is a brand but what I love since the 70s to today is the band and I personally find the tours,performance on kruises, and 2 studio albums to be work of my favorite BAND not only a brand. Would be wonderful to have this valid view of me respected as genuine enjoyment of today’s and the 40years of Kiss as my passion and not because of some “delusional Kool Aid” because that sounds unfair and disrespectful to me. Thank you for being also someone I’m a big fan of Eddie and it would be wonderful to have my view given a fair shot as well. Thank you and congrats to KISS on 40 plus years and on long overdue HALL Induction. Thank you sincerely Eddie

  • KarL S. on

    I would bet that Paul & Gene already knew how this would play out for the most part, one step ahead or maybe 2 ? …I believe there true intentions were to never play from the start ..even with continuing backroom discussions with Hall members etc…even before we got the ‘NO Performance at all’ news …even before the backlash from the fans on this site after Ace & Peter gave us that update last week …I think Gene & Paul saw this as an oppertunity to be the ‘Larry Flynts’ the Rock Stars who eXposed the R&R HOF’s history of inconsistancies & their history of ‘different rules’ for different groups & then theres the Donna Summer, Rapper’s etc type of acts in there already …there just a made-up name ,they came up with it first, yadda’ yadda’… … … in reality I think Paul & Gene feared & believed that if any “KISS” line-up played at all they would have gotten bad reviews & writeups from anyone who is associated with HOF members . Remember the HOF wanted the makeup , the stage show , the fireworks , the whole production with the original members rite …?
    They wanted all of that for ratings , publicity, etc. -$BiG BuX$ …if I heard correctly ,that performace would have been owned by the HOF …rite ? Well that would have been a ‘win’win’ for all the HOF’ame people/memebers who dislike ‘KISS’ and never wanted them in there in the first place & dont believe theres any talent behind the eXplosions & maKeup . Even with Tommy ‘FakeAce’ & Eric ‘Stinker’ who have played 100’s of KISS shows by now and who could probabaly play the music in there sleep by now and who can probably play it better than Ace & Peter too …reguardless Pauls raspery voice is shot , he cannot sing well do to imo over touring & over doing it , then we have The Demon , well, Gene doesnt sound all the good either depending on what song they’re playing ? …this all is common knowledge and the HOF knows it …as well as Gene & Paul …if they did play with either line-up (doesnt matter) they sound terrible (vocally) 2) 62+yr old men in makeup & costumes !! Bottom line in my opinion …they would look silly playing in front of there peers . Look whose in the HOF already !! Led Zeppelin , The Beatles , etc …I think Gene & Paul would feel silly playing live at this event i the 1st place and never wanted to & never were going to from the start …Also with E, Street Band , 2/3 Nirvana , Hall & Oats , etc …all or some probably performing , who knows maybe Paul McCartney playing with Nirvana …? Gene & Paul didnt want to get laughed at by everyone else as those groups are good musicians and there music speaks for it self and doesnt require gimmicks (Aerosmith “Let the Music do the Talking”)
    I strongly believe that if Gene & Paul had played with TOmMy aNd eRiC as “KISS” for this upcoming R&R HOF induction ceremony which was to honour & celebrate what the original 4 created together ,etc …and with almost everyone knowing that Ace & Peter were wanted , invited ,willing & able to play & were shot down by G&P for bs reasons we all know …well I STRONGLY believe that they would have gotten ‘BOOOED’ Non-Stop thru whatever they decided to play and the complete opposite if Ace & Peter were to play …probably would have been a continuous standing ovation with non stop cheers & clapping , etc, etc …and Gene(y) & Paul(a) know that … as well as you Eddie & countless fans …I used to defend “KISS” but with the internet & the media & donr forget the attention seeking entertainers , especially “KISS” “Loved or Hated but never Ignored” yadda’yadda’yadda’ ….I just feel so let down by my childhood heroes …I guess I was pulling the wool over my own eyes for many years …well , maybe ite times to grow up , sell my guitars & amps , stop womanizing ,no more being a Larger than Life Dr.Love , No more pullin out the LuvGun & sticken my tongue out & tryin to put the X in seX …maybe become a teacher … a grade 6 teacher , maybe become a cab driver …”Ack” “LoL” …maybe I could get together with TommyThayer after KISS is done ? … maybe I could manage a kickass band like ‘BlacknBlue ? …gettem back together for a long awaited & overdue reunion (Black & Who????) I couldnt name a single song they ever did “LoL” )
    Gene & Paul used to inspire me but I found out ‘what makes the world go round’ & realised that nothing lasts ‘forever’ in a ‘world without heroes’ !!
    All joking aside “NOT” !! …’Waynes World’ …’Waynes World’ party time excellent …party on Eddie !!
    “KarL” S.

  • STEVE B on

    Hi Eddie
    Love TMS Wayne’s World. You guys rock.
    Paul is internet Paranoid and out of touch with the fans. Remember KISS now has interchangeable members (Spaceman Starchild Demon and Catman) so who cares who is in the makeup then? as for the music I would prefer the original band out of tune than the cover band we have now, going through the motions and out of ideas. Pauls voice is gone so the days are now numbered.

    I cant wait for Aces new album and I hope he comes back to Australia soon
    Steve B (Fan since 75)

    • Eddie on

      I am shocked at how Paul has been responding to people on Twitter.. Many have pointed it out to me. Probably not the best idea for a guy that sensitive to have that kind of exposure. But to each his own.

    • Rich on

      Eddie, Have you always known Paul to be that way? I don’t know when you were first introduced to him exactly or had maybe regular or in depth discussions with him one on one. Seems to me by his derogatory comments on Twitter to even remotely challenging fans that he’s really unraveling but his dust up with you at his painting show in NJ was awhile back so he’s been overly sensitive even to you for sometime. Seems to me of late he’s on quite a mean streak even though there are so many good things going on in his life (wife, kids, band members he’d rather be with playing, painting, book, another big tour, etc) these days to be happy about. Did you know Paul to be a more congenial and even keeled person in the 70’s or 80’s? Ever ask yourself why he’s being the way he is?

    • Eddie on

      My experiences with him over the years were always VERY hit or miss and very sensitive about things. Very hard to figure out. And as a kid he was always my favorite member..

  • Terri Bey on

    Hey, Eddie,
    Paul should not be on twitter, if he’s that hypsersensitive. You are exactly right. I saw him rip someone , because the poor soul thought that Keith Moon was the best drummer ever in response to Paul tweeting that John Bonham was the best. Paul said, ” I saw them both. Did you?” I was like, “Really, Paul?” The reason Paul won’t talk to you is like others said, Paul won’t get snowball questions. I think the RNRHOF put in the right lineup, if you ask me. Keep supporting metal.


    • Eddie on

      I was very surprised he went on Twitter and if it wasn’t a Verified account I wouldn’t believe it was him.

  • Eric Heaton on

    Ahhh…as I am writing this, I am watching the 2nd night of the 96 reunion tour from pittsburgh (I went both nights)…what a great cure for the bullshit kiss is nowadays….they were spot on just a great couple of nights for RnR!…Youtube…just what the doctor ordered..lol

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