Paul Stanley‘s not gonna take it — and by “it,” we mean “being insulted by Dee Snider.”
During a recent podcast interview, Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider said he’s not a fan of the current state of KISS in the post-Ace Frehley and Peter Criss era, calling the current KISS lineup “an insult.” “I don’t see how people could accept this. Tommy Thayer? I’m sorry. It’s insulting. Not only did he play in a tribute band of KISS, he’s imitating Ace in his entire act!”
The Twisted Sister frontman went on to say that the worst offense is when the current band not only has Frehley’s look on the song “Shock Me” but also copies his stage moves. “Oh my God — that’s disgraceful,” said Snider. “When KISS replaced Ace and Peter, and they brought in guys [Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent] who had their own makeup and their own thing, that was acceptable. That was awesome. They were their own characters.”
Asked about Snider’s comments during a separate podcast visit, Stanley didn’t mince words: “Let me put it in the simplest terms. In this case, this guy [Snider] is a wannabe, has always been a wannabe and desperately wants attention and to be taken seriously and that will never happen because he’s obviously clueless to the fact that he and his whole band are a bunch of buffoons.”
Snider retorted via Twitter, “Ouch. Tommy Thayer is STILL an @ace_frehley impersonator & Kiss is ripping off the fans! #nicetry”.
KISS’ Paul Stanley on @DeeSnider: ‘This Guy Is a Wannabe’: http://t.co/TtvOs09PpO @KISSOnline @PaulStanleyLive pic.twitter.com/GfCJZfYCwI
— Loudwire (@Loudwire) September 9, 2015
@Loudwire @KISSOnline @PaulStanleyLive Ouch. Tommy Thayer is STILL an @ace_frehley impersonator & Kiss is ripping off the fans! #nicetry
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) September 9, 2015
Dee Snider also told the House of Hair, “Name calling is just a diversionary tactic. Stanley is avoiding answering the charge. And as far as ‘wanna be’ goes…anytime, any stage!”
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