paulstanley400 Alan K. Stout from The Weekender spoke with KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Excerpts appear below.

On the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame:

“It’s such a sham,” he said. “Year after year, you look at the inductees, and most people on the street scratch their heads about half of them. It’s really a popularity contest for a very small group of people who actually make the decisions. That Deep Purple isn’t in there is absurd. Whether or not I’m a fan of prog-rock, that Yes isn’t in is ridiculous.”

On whether there will be an officially sanctioned KISS tribute act:

“I know KISS won’t end. The question is, ‘How long will I be a part of it, or Gene be a part if it?’ I really don’t know. As long as we can. It’s hard work, but it’s incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. In 2000, I thought it was over. It’s 14 years later, and I’m much wiser now and smart enough to know that it will continue. Though the band has never been better, I’m also aware that I’m not the only person that can do what I do. I didn’t invent what I do. I was influenced by a lot of great singers and performers, and there are people out there that are just chomping at the bit to get up on stage, and I believe there is more than one person that can go up there and blow people away. At some point, I won’t be there.”

On their tour mates Def Leppard:

When I first heard ‘Photograph,’ it stopped me. It was really, really great. And over the years, they’ve proven themselves by writing just great, great songs. While I’m getting ready to play, I can hear the audience singing all of their songs. And they’re great guys. You can’t argue with the catalog they’ve created.

Read more at The Weekender.


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  • staten island clown on

    AD hOMINEM: If a smoker tells you to stop smoking and you say, “but you are smoker, you have no right to tell me to stop smoking.” But, smoking is bad for you, and you should stop, the fact that the person smokes is irrelevant.

  • George on

    Hey Clown…what a baby you are…Not commenting on any posts by Ennui?? To bring me up is funny…all you do is attack people and stir shit up, but you can’t take it…maybe you should look in the mirror Clown…every post you put out has the “I am better than you attitude”, so I personally give it right back,insults included. I disagree with plenty of people and they disagree with me, but you are the constant on this site that many, many people find offensive…don’t comment, I really don’t care but it’s true…

    • staten island clown on

      …..O.K. George, I will respond, your perception of my attitude, believe it or not, is your own insecurities…read my above post, I welcome being refuted, but since you don’t have any legit counter argument, all you can come up with is this total nonsense, of which, you have no clue about. You don’t know me, so why make those numbskulled accusations? You are so far off the mark it’s sad really, I am totally self-made.

    • staten island clown on

      There is a code of the street too, George, of which I am very familiar, and you don’t talk about someone’s mother, that I find very offensive, in any context: a total b move.

    • George on

      No one spoke about your mother, other than saying you must live with her because some of your remarks are so child-like, that it’s like a kid commenting who still lives at home….I don’t care about your post above, except that you mentioned me…if you have a point, make it…You of all people should not be telling anyone how to act when having differing opinions. You attack others for their opinions, and if you can’t see how you are perceived on this site by many, then you have no self awareness. I’m insecure?? If you only knew…

    • Ennui on

      Lol yes, Clown, or as I like to call him “Pauly Pedantic” tends to think he is better than everyone.

      AD HOMINEM: If a d-bag tries to impress others by being someone he is not, and makes an argument that he is Not a d-bag, he is still a d-bag.

    • staten island clown on

      Guys, you may think I am complete jack-ass and that’s fine. But listen, the points I make, and they are actual concrete points, unlike the stuff George and Ennui say, which is this manufacturing facts by way of emphasizing it, much like any autocratic regime does. Seriously, you use the same tactics as the Nazi party did (not saying this is your ideology): you say something enough times, with enough force, people will believe you. That is your strategy. It’s really transparent. But back to my points: You can think I”m a jerk or whatever, but what I”m saying is useful because politicians use smokescreens and as hominems all the time, and when I listen to a politician speak I can immediately spot them, and I know how much b.s. they are spitting out, but more important, I know the machinations behind their thoughts. This is a metal community, and I want headbangers to be savvy: so kill the messenger if you will, but not the message. Thanks Doug R, the Red Rocker! yeah, I’ll be back in two weeks bro….

    • staten island clown on

      …you dragged my mother into our dispute….and excuse the typos.

    • staten island clown on

      I want to clarify this a bit, because, no offense, I can see you two being thick headed enough to think I am calling you Nazis. I am not. But you employ the same techniques: this business of me living at home, which is complete fabrication, but if you keep saying it enough, with enough force, it will somehow find its way to be being true. It’s actually a thuggish quality you both have by the way. But, I am just going to chalk this up to you not being very bright.

  • staten island clown on

    “When we talk with other men…we see red and then….deep inside our blood begins to boil….Like a tiger, in the cage….we begin to shake with rage.”

  • Jason on

    To all the Kiss fans bragging about concert attendence, make sure you jump on Groupon and start buying up those discounted tickets!

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