KISS: Stanley Shoots Back at Tyler
Paul Stanley reacts to Steven Tyler's comment that KISS is a comic book band.
Steven Tyler recently made a comment that he feels KISS is a comic book band. Paul Stanley got wind of this and on Rockline Monday night and ripped into Tyler and offered a challenge -- using an Aerosmith song title.
Stanley said, "I love Steven [but] maybe [he's] feeling a bit full of himself because he’s got an album coming out. The reality is, in 2003, we did a co-headlining tour [with Aerosmith] and everything was 50/50, but Steven wanted very much and insisted that they close the show...he certainly had a chip on his shoulder back then, there is some sort of, ambivalence or looking down his nose a bit towards KISS. So I have to say that seeing him go on after us, to play to an underwhelmed audience and see people walking out didn’t feel too bad to me."
Stanley then added that he will gladly put their new album, Monster, up against Aerosmith's latest effort, Music From Another Dimension, and "let the music do the talking."
As for that 2003 tour, Aerosmith did receive better reviews and KISS was criticized for doing the same set list as on previous tours. It was after that when they replaced original drummer Peter Criss with Eric Singer that they finally dug deeper into their catalog and changed the set.