Peter Criss From Kiss Responds To Comments By Aerosmith's Steven Tyler

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss has responded to negative comments about the group by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Peter Criss From Kiss Responds To Comments By Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
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As Hennemusic reports, original KISS drummer Peter Criss has responded to negative comments about the group by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. "KISS is a comic-book rock band," said Tyler in a recent interview with 102.5 The Bone in Tampa Bay, Florida. "They've got a couple of hits, but they're more, they're comic book - you see them in their spackled faces." Currently promoting his new memoir, "Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of KISS", Criss appeared on the "Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show" on WAXQ-FM / Q104.3 radio in New York City on Tuesday, where the drummer was asked for his reaction to Tyler's comments. "In my book, I really talk about our tour - the last tour we did with [Aerosmith]," replied Criss. "I found those guys to be sweethearts. I felt honored to be on stage with Aersomith. I think they're one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world." "I could see how Steven loves Steven and he always wants the spotlight over him - he's always, 'Look at me. Look at me.' And that's OK, 'cause I had one of those in my band," Criss continued. "The other two - [bassist] Tom Hamilton and [guitarist] Brad Whitford - treated my wife like a million bucks. Joe Perry was a jerk. I say it in my book. He had a thing about the whole... he just didn't like us, he called us clowns and he didn't really like playing with us. So now I hear even Steven jumped on the bandwagon. And it kind of hurts my feelings, 'cause I really like the guys. I think they are one of the greatest bands ever to hit the stage - and still are - and it's kind of strange that he said that, because he didn't give me that impression when we toured together." KISS frontman Paul Stanley responded to Tyler's comments last week on Rockline, telling: "When [the new Aerosmith] album comes out, let's put [it side by side with ours and] let the music do the talking. Steven may have been overenthused and needs a reality check."

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    Maiden95
    May not have been the best drummer, but I've always liked Peter. Seems like the one of the most genuinely classy rock guys.
    Jesus_Dean
    "Peter Criss From KISS" Thanx for clearing that up, UG. We certainly wouldn't want to confuse him with all the other Peter Criss's out there, LOL.
    Crimson.King
    This^ Like Spinal Tap's David St Hubbins comment on Yngwie, "I like the way he uses Yngwie J. Malmsteen...you know so you don't confuse him with all the other Yngwie Malmsteen's in the business"
    Firehawk2410
    I'm a huge Aerosmith fan but I hate Steven for that stupid comment. He really needs a reality check because he thinks he's better than every musician in the world including the rest of Aerosmith. Yeah, he's got a one in a million voice but he has no right to go around bashing his peers in the music business like this.
    PanteraMark
    I can't believe Steve Tyler would diss a band like KISS and Joe Perry hated sharing the tour with them after they shared a stage with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and allow them to sing a classic song like Walk This Way. Wake up Steve and Joe.
    dewitt
    In response to what Paul Stanley said, I've heard the new KISS album. The music is good on a lot of it, but as far as songwriting, Aerosmith won't have to work too hard to beat that. Even with that in mind, though, out of what I've heard (I haven't listened to all they've put out yet), Aerosmith isn't exactly gonna run away with it, either.
    swave75
    Aerosmith had help from some songwriters outside of the group so no they didn't have to work too hard at all.
    dewitt
    That being said, I've listened to both albums by now, and I really couldn't say one is better than the other. Neither was very good. There was cool instrumentation on both albums at times, but I think I liked a total of one song from both albums combined.
    AcdcTXfan
    I'm really liking the new Aero album. Probably their best since Big Ones. But I agree that Monster is pretty good too.
    ImpStarJay
    Big Ones was a greatest hits album with a couple previously unreleased songs on it.
    Stuboling
    Kiss did not use songwriters on this album! in the past , yes. beginning to end, from the songwriting to the final mix and production and marketing was all done by just the 4 of them. I don't believe Tyler and Perry are capable of coming close to accomplishing that. They talent just isn't there. they have to use songwriters, engineers etc etc or there would be no Aerosmith album.That being said, I like Aerosmith, listen to them all the time. but the meat and potato's are Kiss when it comes to talent. Tyler and Perry are burned up form all the overdosing and alcohol and drug abuse for years and years and years. Tylers talking out of his ass. and Perry come to think about it, ain't shit.
    rock.doc.92
    RE: PETER CRISS , IF IT WASNT FOR PETER I WOULD HAVE NEVER PICKED UP A DRUM STICK HE IS A BIG HUGE IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE , I NEVER HAD THE PREIVILEDGE TO HAVE MET PETER BUT IF I DID I WOULD THANK HIM I LOVE PETER AS A LONG LOST BIG BROTHER PETER CRISCOLA AKA PETER CRISS IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE GREATEST DRUMMER IN THE WORLD !!!! PERIOD!!!! CAT MAN PETER.... FOR EVER!!! GARY DeMoranville fall river ma.
    zsongster1978
    In response to the initial response that was responded regarding the response that was being responded to I would respectfully respond that your response should really be no response!
    King Bluesy
    I didn't get where Steven was dissing KISS I guess. Just told it how it is, and I thought KISS promoted themselves just as that. Which is cool anyway, gimmicks sell.