During a recent interview on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho‘s official Talk Is Jericho podcast, Paul Stanley responded to some disparaging remarks made by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider regarding KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer during an appearance on Eddie Trunk‘s show, according to Bravewords.com. Stanley is quoted as saying “this guy (Snider) 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.”
Snider has since responded to Stanley with a letter posted on Facebook, found below:
“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.”
Snider followed up his letter with an interview on One On One With Mitch Lafon, found below.