were recently asked an interesting question in relation to this year's Rock Hall
inductees - who's more influential, KISS
Responding to Artisan News
' question first, drummer Stix Zadinia
somewhat confidently noted, "KISS,"
but singer Michael Starr
wasn't as certain, giving a more elaborate answer."Really? God I have to say I'm dramatically affected with what happened to Nirvana. I really am. I mean, that really changed - it f--ked my world up, man,"
Starr kicked off. "I was rockin' with KISS and Van Halen, all of a sudden boom, this guy with short blonde hair comes out with a dirty sweater and some big jeans and I was like, 'Damn, s--t's changing!'"But I didn't change,"
the vocalist stressed. "You know why? 'Cause heavy metal rules. Anyway, I think that they both had a lot of relevance in the transition of each style of music, but it combulates into a fundamentical..."
After being instantly ripped by his bandmates for using words like "combulates"
Michael continued, "So you combulate these bands together, you can't put them in the same thermicity because intermatically, times are changing, incrementally - it happens man, and there's nothing you can do."
In related KISS news, bassist Gene Simmons
touched on the matter of Philip Seymour Hoffman
's passing, giving the late actor zero sympathy. "I don't think it's sad at all,"
he told Rolling Stone
. "He was white in this racist world. He was f--kin' rich. And he was a movie star. If you wanna take your life, good luck to you. You know what's sad? A loving husband or mother who crosses the street and gets run over by a truck. That's sad. Because you didn't have anything to do with it."
Back to the big question - who's more influential: KISS or Nirvana? Let us know in the comments.