Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is not gonna take it from KISS’ Paul Stanley anymore. During a recent appearance on Eddie Trunk’s show, Snider criticized KISS for having new members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up and perform as Peter Criss’ and Ace Frehley’s “Spaceman” and “Catman” characters following their departures, using the same makeup and costumes and stage moves. Paul Stanley responded on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, saying this of Snider: “This guy is a wannabe, has always been a wannabe and desperately wants attention and to be taken seriously, and that will never happen because he’s obviously clueless that he and his whole band are a bunch of buffoons.” As Loudwire reports, Snider has now responded to Stanley’s response in a Facebook post challenging him to a good old fashioned rock-off:
A letter to Paul Stanley of Kiss in response to comments about Twisted Sister and myself he made on a recent Chris Jericho podcast.
Dear Paul, September 9th, 2015
First off, thanks for giving me the attention I –as you noted — so desperately wanted.
Now, I’ve always had nothing but respect for your band, and you as a performer, but it really comes as no surprise that the feeling isn’t mutual. For some reason you are oddly threatened by me. This said, your recent comments about my band and I on Chris Jericho’s podcast was a typical diversionary tactic used in an attempt to change the subject, rather than answer the actual accusation or question. It’s the oldest interviewing trick in the book.
As far as my “whole band being a bunch of buffoons” goes, that’s a pretty ironic statement coming from you. The argument could easily be made that Kiss is the “king of the buffoons,” so in an odd way you’ve paid Twisted Sister quite a compliment. It takes one to know one.
Lastly, on the subject of me being a “wannabe”? Do you really think so? Well then … any time, any stage. But let’s do this old school — no costumes, no pyro, no bullshit — let’s just get up there and rock. I will bury you, son.
Sincerely, the attention getting, wannabe, lead buffoon of Twisted Sister,
PS: Did I mention that I’m clean, sober, razor sharp and fully capable of defending myself from any kind of lame attack? Just ask Al Gore. ;)