Paul Stanley is slamming back after Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler labeled Kiss "a comic-book" band, and that he's offended by any criticism comparing the two bands, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. On Monday night (October 15th), Stanley, who was promoting Kiss' 20th album, the newly released Monster, lashed back at Tyler, telling Rockline, "Maybe Steven's feeling a bit full of himself because he has an album coming out . . . When (the Aerosmith) album comes out, let's put (it next to ours and) and let the music do the talking."
Stanley went on to talk about the bands' 2003 tour, which featured Kiss and Aerosmith as co-headliners: "Steven insisted that they close the show. I really (didn't) care because one way or the other you have to come up onstage. (He) was looking down his nose a bit at Kiss. Seeing him come onstage to an underwhelmed audience and (seeing) people walking out (made me smile). . . Steven may have been over-enthused and needs a reality check."
Paul Stanley told us that over the decades, Kiss has lived out their career in public and that come what may, the fans have always seen the very human side of Kiss throughout the years: "I've made mistakes. The band has made mistakes, but that's great. A) If you survive your mistakes, that's great, and B) if you learn from them, all the better. We've lived a very open and very public life, and anything that we've done has been on the record. We've been seen blemishes and all, and I think it's awesome."
Aerosmith release their latest album, Music From Another Dimension, on November 6th.