KISS’s Paul Stanley took to CNN before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to slam the credibility of the Rock Hall saying it’s a small group of guys who do what they want all while making the public think they’re the authority. A response from the Rock Hall about KISS’s induction of only the original members said that “outside of GWAR” there’s no other band that dresses in costumes (uh … yeah there is … Slipknot!). The statement went on to say that the other members of KISS play the music written by the original members. Stanley said that’s a smoke screen and people see right through it. The original members of KISS were inducted last night during a ceremony in New York where they did not perform.
Also during the induction last night, Nirvana got the honors. It’s reported that Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love joined the surviving members of the band where she shockingly hugged Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and said she wishes “Kurt was here to do this.” As for Nirvana’s performance, it was thought Joan Jett would join the band on stage. She did, but so did several other female performers including pop star Lorde.
Chili Peppers torture
Another CIA torture story, another band’s music thrown into the mix. Foreign media reports that the CIA used Red Hot Chili Peppers music on repeat during their “enhanced interrogations” of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. They should have just busted out some habanera pepper juice … that would have done the trick. Pervious stories in years past indicated that music from Metallica, Demon Hunter, Skinny Puppy and others were used during interrogations. Some of the artists aren’t too appreciative. Not sure if it’s because they don’t want to think their music is torturous or if they’re just looking for a royalty check from the government. Skinny Puppy actually sent the government an invoice for the use of their music.
The remaining members of GWAR took to video without their costumes to talk about their pain in losing their front man and friend Dave Brockie. They also shared their appreciation for the fans who are their family. They encouraged their GWARmeat to join them in Richmond August 15th for a memorial service during the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q. Brockie’s death is being investigated as being drug-related due to evidence found at the scene.
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