Tired of all the bickering between Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? So is Corey Taylor, the latest metal musician to weigh in on the drama. Taylor spoke to The Pulse of Radio on the subject:
“On one hand, you’re stoked being a KISS fan, but on the other hand it’s, like, ‘Can you guys just put aside your petty issues and realize that without one another you wouldn’t have been able to do this? Can you just set stuff aside and do one show for the fans of the original lineup again? And then you never have to see each other again?'”
“Without (Frehley and Criss), the other two guys wouldn’t be where they are! And that’s just me layin’ it straight! I might not ever get a kind word from anybody in that band anymore. But I think it’s petty and I think it’s ridiculous! Figure it out! Show respect, because sometimes it’s not about you, it’s about the fans.”
Someone in KISS would likely tell Taylor that it’s not as simple as all that, but he also noted that he’s dealt with rough patches in his time in Slipknot:
“We’re just crazy people who can’t get along sometimes… Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it — we’re lucky we don’t eat each other in this industry!”
Taylor’s comments likely won’t change how things are planned to go down on April 10 when the ceremony is held, but we’re sure many KISS fans will agree with him. Unless that KISS fan is Scott Ian.