paulstanleydeesnider_640 Dee Snider has reignited his feud with KISS frontman Paul Stanley by calling Stanley a “dick” and saying the band exude an air of “arrogance.”

The Twister Sister singer fell out publicly with Stanley when the Kiss man branded Snider a “wannabe” in response to comments in which he said it was “insulting” that KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer were using the Catman and Spaceman personas made famous by Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.

Snider replied by challenging Stanley to a rock face-off, saying he’d “bury” him.

Now Snider has moved to explain the spat in more detail, insisting he is a fan of KISS, but doesn’t think they should be shielded from criticism.

Snider tells The Real Radio Show, “Let me lay out my KISS credentials. I own the first seven albums. I have stood in front of a mirror and lip-synched Paul Stanley vocals. So, I don’t think I’m out of line to say that I have an opinion and that I feel that the Ace Frehley impersonator playing guitar now is an insult to fans.

..People disagree – that’s fine. People agree – that’s fine. But Paul reacted to me making a statement and decided to call me a wannabe and a buffoon, and I had to address that in an open letter to Paul, where I pretty much took him out at the knees.”

Addressing Stanley directly, Snider adds, “Paul, I love your band, I love your music. Why do you have to be such a dick? Alice Cooper is not a dick. Alice Cooper has inspired a million people and he’s the coolest guy in the world, yet Gene and Paul have got this arrogance about them, like the world owes them something. We do owe you something, but let us offer it. Don’t insist we buy it from you.”

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  1. At this moment there are 32 comments…anyone think there would’ve even been one comment if the article was about Dee’s interview, minus the Kiss dialogue??? What did he reveal in this interview??? What reality show he will be on next??

  2. This is probably the wrong article to comment under, because it’s about Paul Stanley’s statement about KISS being like a sports team where the members change over time but it’s still the team. I don’t particularly care for KISS, so I mean this for any band. No. Maybe that’s how he thinks of it, with their “characters”, but does anyone else really feel that way? 10 years from now 4 guys will be touring as KISS and none of them will be from the original 4? Are they going to continue releasing new albums as KISS? Does anyone really think they’re seeing “Starchild” or whatever the character is and NOT care if its Paul Stanley or not? I didn’t think so. That’s what you call a tribute band.

    Bands aren’t like sports teams. They aren’t playing the same “game” while trying to beat an opponent to win a championshiop year in and year out. It’s a creative collaboration between individuals to create something that is unique to that combination of people. In rare cases it might be acceptable to still retain the band’s name down to one remaining original member, but really should be more than that. Once you’ve cycled EVERYONE out though, no – it’s not that band anymore.

    And both Paul and Dee seem to be d*cks. But Dee sang “Under the Blade”, so he gets bonus points.

    1. To me it seems that Gene and Paul in their recent interviews just want to check if the response is favourable. If it is worth the money one would have to put into such a project they might go for the Las Vegas show, who knows. Or at least make money from the casting show. Maybe for some time this will work and make money. But as a touring band I believe this will never really work. So in the end it might just be another sign of both, especially Paul, not being able to acknowledge the fact that it is (almost) over. Many elderly people have the same problem. The more they hold onto it, the more they embarrass themselves.

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