Melvins Frontman: 'Without Makeup KISS Wouldn't Have Made Sh-t'

Buzz Osbourne responds to Kiss Komment Kontroversy.

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In a tour diary post on Noisey, Melvins frontman Buzz Osbourne has responded to those who have criticized him for describing KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss as "alcoholic junkies."

As Osbourne notes, he finds it hard to believe that people would doubt the former KISS members' checkered pasts:

"It took me awhile to even figure out exactly what I'd said that p-ssed off all the KISS trolls and as far as I can tell they're mad because I called Ace and Peter alcoholic junkies, like that's not common knowledge. Are KISS fans really stupid enough believe those two never got loaded?

"As it turns out these KISS fanatics seem to have an enormous power of rationalization, but people all throughout human history have believed in totally absurd bullsh-t so I guess it's not surprising. I mean, in two seconds of an internet search I'd found Gene [Simmons] on YouTube talking all about the two of them getting f--ked up all through the KISS golden years and in fact he even talks about those guys not even playing on tracks of albums like 'Destroyer' because of their f--ked up behavior. In order to get the job done the sober members of KISS were FORCED to hire studio hacks ... in the '70s.

"Haven't any of you asshole KISS know-it-alls looked into this or do you just not believe Gene? Who knows?

"So, for the record, you KISS fan f--kheads who are giving ME sh-t for saying as it turns out, the exact same thing as Gene can KISS my a-s!"

Osbourne also discussed the irony of people attacking his appearance in relation to his comments on two men who made their fame wearing Kabuki make-up:

"The most hilarious part is they also, in their posts go on and on and ON about how I look! Apparently I'm a fat, stupid, Side Show Bob looking freak that none of them have ever heard of who has no right to talk sh-t about Ace and Peter. Ace and Peter, two grown men who made a fortune wearing Kabuki make up as a result of being even uglier than I am. You know why they wore make up? Because they needed it! Obviously without make up those two wouldn't have made sh-t."

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    I don't believe anyone thinks otherwise. If you believe KISS got famous off of their music, you're just lying to yourself.
    True enough, but they did make some great music (Destroyer is a fantastic album in my opinion) and influenced so many musicians (Eddie Van Halen and Dimebag are just two obvious examples) that their contribution to Rock is undeniable.
    Agreed. Even then, without the music, they still put on the biggest live show in the world.
    Hey, Buzz isn't talking about Nirvana for once I agree with him though, KISS would be like a steaming pile of shit without makeup.
    nice hair. Go brush it out before a squirrel builds a nest. And yes, Kiss is mediocre at best. I think I'll go get loaded. ... Alcoholic Junkies
    who is this loser and what has he ever done?
    Apart from the fact his band, Melvins are often called the godfathers of Grunge, and that they helped to define Sludge Metal?
    Neil Young is the Godfather Of Grunge. And when is Buzz EVER in the news except when he is bitching about someone else.
    I've seen the title applied to both Neil Young and Melvins. I've also seen Buzz in the news talking about his latest solo effort and a tour for it, so he is in the news for more than just ripping on other people.
    Well... Have you ever you ever heard of this small band called Nirvana? Thank him for that, he helped get Dave into the band.
    Isn't that the band with that chap Kurt Cobain? I hear Buzz taught him how to play the guitar, and now he's a rockstar tearing shit up every night.
    It's odd...I was literally just thinking about this topic a few hours ago and then i found this lol
    Stating the obvious here. Even Gene Simmons admits that he doesn't really give a **** about the music.