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It’s Dee Snider vs. Paul Stanley, two rock icons in a heated feud…

This feud is getting entertaining. Call each other “buffoons”???

http://www.inquisitr.com/2407813/dee-snider-calls-kiss-the-king-of-buffoons-as-his-personal-war-with-paul-stanley-turns-vicious/

Honestly, which musician here has the bigger ego? Dee Snider obviously. Both of these guys are very talented and amazing but come on. When was the last fucking time Twisted Sister made a hit record? I think “Stay Hungry” was the only hit record they did. Yes, Kiss may have continued on without Ace and Peter but KISS continues to sell a lot of records even without them. KISS also continues to sell out shows. Twisted Sister went back to playing the smaller clubs while KISS continues to play huge arenas everywhere. KISS are also rock n’ roll hall of famers now. So who is more successful? KISS obviously.

So if I have to ask Dee Snider, jealous much, dude?

While some may find this surprising that you will see two adults acting like children this is nothing new in the rock & metal world. A lot of big egos.

Kev

The Top Ten Best KISS albums…

Well I finished listened to KISS’s entire catalog of albums and it was quite a ride. I enjoyed them all honestly but in this post I’m going to name their 10 best ones.

Here we go:

1. “Dressed To Kill”
(The album that has their anthem “Rock and Roll All Nite”, the rest of this album is great too)

2. “KISS” (1974)
(Another earlier Ace era album which is a classic. Songs like “Strutter”, “Cold Gin” and “Deuce” are golden but the rest of this album is badass too.)

3. “Love Gun”
(Of course, can’t leave this masterpiece out. It’s a badass record.)

4. “Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions”
(Even though Ace Frehley is no longer involved in this one, it’s a still a killer album. Pretty tight and heavy. Bruce Kulick is the guitarist in this one and he’s actually pretty good)

5. “Creatures of the Night”
(Another badass Kiss album.)

6. “Music From the Elder”
(I was pretty surprised with this one ’cause they went in a different direction that was pretty risky. They took a break from their usual hard rock stuff in this one. This record is more mellower and they use more orchestration. More vocal harmonies and chants. Pretty cool album. Had to include this one)

7. “KISS: Ace Frehley”
(One of their four solo albums that they did in 1978 and out of the four solo albums, I’d say of course, Ace did the best solo record. This album is awesome)

8. “KISS: Gene Simmons”
(Out of the four KISS solo records in 1978, Gene Simmons would be the second best. I was impressed with this record as well. Gene is a good singer and songwriter. He did a cover of “Wish You Upon a Star” that song from “Pinocchio” and he did a beautiful job with that cover. This was a good album)

9. “Psycho Circus”
(The album that reunited the original lineup and of course, it’s a killer album. Loved it)

10. “KISS ALIVE II”
(Now I can see why this album is called one of the greatest live albums in music ’cause it really is. This album is definitely a classic!)

There ya go. I enjoyed listening to KISS albums and now I’m a huge fan.

Kev

Yep, I think I’m a huge fan of KISS now…

All last week, I’ve been listening to all Kiss albums on Apple Music. I listened to most of them. The only albums I got to listen to left are “Psycho Circus”, “Monster”, “KISS: Gene Simmons”, “KISS: Ace Frehley”, “KISS: Paul Stanley” and “KISS: Peter Criss”. I also got to listen to the live albums: “Alive I”, “Alive II”, “Alive III” and I will listen to all these next week.

In the past, I wasn’t much of a Kiss fan. I was only big on the Ace Frehley era. I’m beginning to realize that KISS is a pretty amazing band and I understand now on why they matter. What are my favorite albums by KISS?

Well, I’m gonna finish listening to the rest of their discography and then I’ll list my top ten. I would have to say though that “Carnival of Souls” would have to be one of their best even though Ace Frehley is not on that album. Still a kick ass album. All their music kicks ass. I love it all, really.

So I guess you can finally officially consider me as part of the KISS Army. KISS Army as what the band calls their fans. I’ve read so much about KISS over the years so I figure that I would finally listen to them.

I’m also planning to read this Paul Stanley book pretty soon. Didn’t buy his book yet but I will. I got several other books to read first, though then I will get to this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Face-Music-A-Life-Exposed/dp/0062114042

Kiss is a pretty phenomenal band and I don’t understand why people would hate them. This band too goes to different directions in their music. Love ’em or hate ’em, Gene and Paul are very talented musicians. They’re geniuses I must say.

I hope they make a new record soon ’cause it’s been a while.

Kev

 

Maybe I should listen to all of Kiss’s music, I probably will…

Over the years, I wasn’t much of a fan of that band, Kiss. I was mostly into the Ace Frehly era. That’s the era that I preferred but I listened to two of Kiss’s albums last night. I listened to their first 1974 self-titled debut and listened to their “Dressed to Kill” album. Both are really good! Ace Frehley is one of my favorite guitarists of all time and I like his solo work too. I should listen to all the other eras of Kiss too. I’m planning to listen to all of their albums. All of Kiss’s albums are on Apple Music/Itunes for streamable except for their 2009 album, “Sonic Boom”. That’s probably because “Sonic Boom” is not available in Itunes in the USA.

I should listen to all of Kiss’s music and I’m about to start this week. Kiss has always been a great band, I just preferred their earlier stuff but I should check out their newer material too and I will. I just put all of Kiss’s studio albums in my Apple Music library and put in a few live albums of theirs too: Alive, Alive II, Alive III, and Kiss MTV Unplugged.

I’ve read so much about Kiss over the years. Read plenty of their interviews in many music magazines and I’ve read Ace’s book, “No Regrets” so I should get into the band more. Yeah, both Gene and Paul have extremely large egos but they are undeniably talented, though.

Kev

Gene Simmons investigated by LAPD for child porn but Gene is innocent…

You can love Gene Simmons or hate him all you want but he’s definitely innocent in this one.

Apparently somebody used one of his computers and downloaded child porn. Do you think someone like him would do something like that? Hell no. It’s possible that someone must of played a nasty prank on him or one of his bandmates were using his computers or it could be somebody that he knows.

Of course, I’m sure many Gene Simmons haters are gonna think he’s guilty before proven innocent but Gene is not being accused of anything here. Not a “suspect”.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/21/search-warrant-gene-simmons-home

Things like this is why you shouldn’t allow other people to use your computers. You can’t trust everyone even people you know well. Make your computers password protected and changed them at all times.

Kev

When people attack Gene Simmons for his “rock is dead” comments is proof people know nothing about music…

I see a lot of people attacking Gene for his “rock is dead” comments. The most popular attack that I’ve seen that is aimed at him is, “The only reason he’s mad ’cause Kiss is no longer successful”. I’ve seen you guys said it on here and a lot of people in facebook made that claim. I see that claim all over the internet. It’s just people way of saying that Gene is just jealous. Which is nothing new when people decide to be realistic or have an opinion in music. When people decide to be honest or have an opinion music related, they always get called jealous. I always get called jealous when I criticize the local music scene. When you criticize other bands or the music industry, being jealous is the only response that people can come up with.

Like I proved the other day, Kiss has always been in the spotlight and they’ve always been successful. ALL of their albums sold pretty well and they still have a huge fan following. They still tour on a yearly basis. As a matter of fact Kiss just played a show in Saratoga Springs not too long ago, SOLD OUT show of course. Plus, KISS are rock n’ roll Hall of Famers now so they’re definitely not jealous of other band’s successes at all.

Ya know, when people makes these claims and lies that Kiss is no longer successful, it sounds like that you’re the one who is being jealous of Gene.

You see, today’s industry is different than the past. There’s a lot of kids and a new generation of music fans who don’t understand how the industry was back in the 70’s and 80’s. I believe that’s why a lot of people attacked Gene for his comments. When I see people attack Gene for his opinion when that’s all it was, I think to myself… all these kids probably listen to stuff like Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold and stuff like that. How much do you wanna bet that kids in this generation don’t even listen to KISS, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, etc.??? A lot of new music fans don’t understand how the old days were.

Ask yourself this… do you think new bands like Slipknot or Avenged Sevenfold would be as big as Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones??? Yes, Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold are two metal bands that are pretty huge but I don’t think they’ll get the legendary status like bands from the 70’s did.

I know Dee Snider of Twisted Sister responded to Gene and I actually enjoyed what Dee wrote.

However, no matter what people think of Gene’s comments, I’m just glad that he brought it up and it sparked a huge debate. It really helped bring to everyone’s attention. I’m pretty sure the major record labels are pissed that Gene said that. LOL!!! It would be nice if we could get another rock revival just like the good old grunge days in the 90’s. Aaaaahhh, those days were awesome. I miss the days when bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were all over the mainstream.

Will rock n’ roll and metal ever take over the mainstream again? It could but it would be very tough.

I’m still siding with Gene, though. Gene definitely got people going on this.I don’t see what Gene said was so bad at all. He just simply wants the industry to give the new rock bands a chance. There’s a lot of talented new rock bands today that deserves more recognition and success like the pop stars are getting. Bands like Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Black Label Society deserves more mainstream recognition… all three of those bands I listed are great.

When people attack Gene, I believe they don’t understand how the music industry works. I’ve been around long enough to see what music was like back in the 80’s and I’ve been paying attention to 70’s music too. That’s what I prefer to listen to the most, I love 70’s rock music. Why do you think I love Led Zep, Hendrix, The Doors and The Allman Brothers??? How come bands like Slipknot and Avenged Sevefold don’t get the iconic status like them? That’s all Gene is saying, people!!!! Chill out and relax.

I’m sure the music media won’t leave Gene alone on this topic and interviewers will ask him about it again. It’ll be interesting to see how long this debate goes.

Kev

In defense of Kiss…

There’s a lot of misinformed idiots making claims that Kiss is no longer successful or in the spotlight anymore. I call BULLSHIT. Do people even get their facts right before they open their idiot mouths???? Kiss has always been successful, love ’em or hate ’em. The only reason people think Kiss is no longer big in the mainstream is ’cause they haven’t made a new studio album in a long while. Agree with it or not, Kiss is still in the spotlight. 

Their last three studio albums were pretty high in the Billboard 200. Look it up. “Psycho Circus” (1998) made it up to no. 3. “Sonic Boom” (2009) made it to no. 2. Their latest album, “Monster” made it to no. 3. The band never made a no. 1 album before but they are still successful. 

On top of that, Kiss still sells out concerts and they’re on a successful tour. 

Love Kiss or hate ’em, they are legends. 

When Gene says that “Rock is dead” and he says that newer bands deserve the “iconic” status he’s only speaking from his experience of what Kiss went through back in the day. Gene has been in the music business for over 30 years or more so he has seen how the music business changed. He has more experience in the music industry than any of us so the man knows what he’s talking about. 

I know Gene is a crazy guy but him saying crazy stuff is nothing new. I’ve been reading interviews with Gene and Paul in interviews for a long time and those guys aren’t afraid to tell things like it is. They maybe egotistical yes but at the same time those guys are honest. 

Why do people have to be such negative pieces of shits??? Take your hateful opinions and shove ’em up your ass. 

Kev