Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KISS: Paul Stanley responds to Aerosmith singer’s slam

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has responded to negative comments made about his band by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

During an interview with 102.5 The Bone in Tampa Bay, Florida last week, Tyler was asked about touring with the New York rockers, saying "KISS is a comic-book rock band. They've got a couple of hits, but they're more, they're comic book — you see them in their spackled faces."

Read more of Tyler’s comments here.

Stanley and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer appeared on Rockline Monday night to promote their newly-released album, “Monster.”

Host Bob Coburn asked Stanley if he had a response to Tyler's comments.

"Maybe Steven's feeling a bit full of himself because he has an album coming out," said Stanley.

Regarding the 2003 co-headlining tour with Aerosmith, Stanley told Coburn, "Steven insisted that they close the show. I really [didn't] care because one way or the other you have to come up onstage. He had a chip on his shoulder back then. [He] was a looking down his nose a bit at KISS. Seeing him come onstage to an underwhelmed audience and [seeing] people walking out [made me smile]."

"When [the new Aerosmith] album comes out, let's put [it side by side with ours and] let the music do the talking,” added the KISS frontman. “Steven may have been overenthused and needs a reality check."

Aerosmith will issue “Music From Another Dimension” on November 6.


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