SLIPKNOT’S COREY TAYLOR ON KISS NOT PLAYING AT RRHOF INDUCTION CEREMONY: “CAN YOU JUST SET STUFF ASIDE AND DO ONE SHOW FOR THE FANS OF THE ORIGINAL LINEUP?
The Pulse Of Radio reports that Stone Sout/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the KISS/Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame controversy.
According to blabbermouth, Corey told Radio.com, “On one hand, you’re stoked being a KISS fan, but on the other hand it’s, like, ‘Can you guys just put aside your petty issues and realize that without one another you wouldn’t have been able to do this? Can you just set stuff aside and do one show for the fans of the original lineup again? And then you never have to see each other again?'”
Taylor continued, “Without (Frehley and Criss), the other two guys wouldn’t be where they are! And that’s just me layin’ it straight! I might not ever get a kind word from anybody in that band anymore. But I think it’s petty and I think it’s ridiculous! Figure it out! Show respect, because sometimes it’s not about you, it’s about the fans.”
But Taylor admitted that band relationships can be complicated. He said, “We’re just crazy people who can’t get along sometimes… Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it — we’re lucky we don’t eat each other in this industry!”
KISS will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10th at a ceremony at the Barclay’s center in Brooklyn, New York, alongside Nirvana and others.
Corey is spot on, I’ve heard the Kiss meet and greets were a let down.
It’s really sad to see how bad Paul’s voice has gotten. What’s worse, he’s still taking big money every night he plays for a sub par performance. Kiss is over and has been for years. The continuance of Kiss in this fashion is deplorable and delusional.
Listen guys… I can enjoy some of the non-original music as much as the next guy, but when you’re discussing the KISS legacy, there is no contest what eras are the most important. Without the original line-up everything else wouldn’t exist, and without the reunion KISS would have been dead in the 90s. The original band’s albums and tours WAY outsold the 80s non-makeup years, and the reunion years WAY outsold anything that’s been done since… so there’s no question who the vast majority of KISS fandom prefers. The fact of the matter is that KISS’ star is fading, as with so many older bands… the fact that they have to go on a package tour with Def Leppard is obvious proof that KISS’ glory days are over. And so what? The sad thing is that they could have closed out with a feel-good party for the fans, and sadly Gene and Paul have missed the obvious truth that having a fan-based Hall of Fame event would satisfy a lot of people and probably make a lot of fans much more open to the inevitable no-original lineup. But instead they’re leaving millions of fans with a bitter taste in their mouths. Every time these two jokers open their yaps and smear Ace and Peter they lose more and more fans. Clearly they are shooting themselves in the foot and two guys who should be smart enough to see that have blinders on. By the time they’re done there won’t be anyone left who gives a shit about the KISS brand! So Gene and Paul don’t like Ace and Peter anymore… who gives a shit. Shut the hell up and fake it for the fans, you idiots.
Not a Slipknot fan at all but Corey Taylor is spot on here. Gene & paul are delusional to a point where it’s kind of scary.
Confirmed, Tom Morello. Really? Whatever.
That’s who is presenting? Really! Sebastian Bach should of presented. This is no surprise since the hall chose crappy green day to induct GNR.