The ad was apparently shelved because focus groups weren’t too keen on Stanley’s role.
While taking shots at Jann Wenner, Patti Smith and others, Stanley reaffirmed his speech at the Rock Hall induction ceremony and clarifies that it was Gene Simmons, not him, who said those ‘borderline racist’ comments.
Over the weekend, HBO aired this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which included the long-awaited induction of KISS. There was a lot of speculation as to how that would go down in the weeks leading up to the event given that there was lots of sniping in the press between founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons (who are both still in the band) and Ace Frehley and Peter Criss (who are not).
So many people came out to support the signing of Paul Stanley’s new book! It was awesome to see everyone out there. We also want to thank all of our listeners for coming out and […]
Paul Stanley was at Changing Hands Book Store and the legendary KISS nation showed up! He signed tons of autographs on his new book, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed”. See all the photos here! Smasher and Maria […]
“We are humbled.” – Gene Simmons (really!)
“They don’t belong in the band, and they don’t belong in a position to represent the band.”
They caused about $40,000 worth of damage.
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Simmons and Stanley released their statement on the matter over the weekend.