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One Of The Most Awkward Rock Band Interviews Ever...Guess Who?

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posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 08:47 AM
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Any of you in the KISS army? I can't believe these guys are still on tour. Their "End of the Road World Tour" started back on January 31 and is set to end on July 17, 2021.

Next year, they play in my neck of the woods, twice! Seriously though, these guys are playing just about every other night, which must be extremely hard, especially for Simmons and Stanley, who are both past 65 years of age.

Back when I was a teenager, The Tomorrow Show, hosted by Tom Snyder, was one of my favorites. The show came on at 1:00 AM on Saturday, which was usually right after I came home from a night out with my friends and co-workers.

Snyder was a cool interviewer and had many great acts perform on his show, which included U2, the Ramones, The Clash and KISS. Speaking of KISS, I remember watching when Snyder had them on back in October 31st, 1979, which was called "The Halloween Special". It's my pick, for the most awkward rock band interview ever.

Just watch guitarist Ace Frehley (who appears quite intoxicated) hijack the interview, which annoys Gene Simmons, as he appears visibly upset. Plus, Ace does a GREAT job mimicking the Joker's laugh. Here's a YouTube clip that features the highlights from that interview:





posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny
I'll watch it as soon I'm back home.

Anyway, I thought the thread was about Spinal Tap.



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 09:14 AM
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Meh
That all you got

Norman did it a whole lot worse back in the 80s, even I cringed
And I like Norm


Never been a big fan of kiss music, more a Dylan, creedence, Van Morrison fan, but I get the gimmick and it’s pretty good.
Transcends gender and age surprisingly, the WWE of rock



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Meh? Each to their own, I guess. The reason why I liked Tom Snyder was that he interviewed many great artists and bands back in the day and he was a good interviewer, not a guy acting like a babbling idiot all the time, just for laughs.



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 10:16 AM
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First time I’ve seen that. I’m with Ace, I thought it was awesome.
Gene and Paul were the adults at that time, with Ace and Chris being the Rock Stars. It seems kinda silly to be dressed like that and playing the professional rather than the rock star and Tom seemed to enjoy Ace’s antics.



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Sorry fella, just a bit of a joke
Norman was well known for his sabotage interviews to mega stars
Significantly different interview styles, humour versus cringe

Thought it was relevant in relation to the subject, just Australian style, different



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Meh
That all you got

Norman did it a whole lot worse back in the 80s, even I cringed
And I like Norm


Never been a big fan of kiss music, more a Dylan, creedence, Van Morrison fan, but I get the gimmick and it’s pretty good.
Transcends gender and age surprisingly, the WWE of rock


Norman is the sheeeeet. Omg you made my night. Lol
Oi !


edit on 25-11-2019 by gallop because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

False pretenses! I came in here expecting a thread about the Guess Who. Kiss sucks.

Carry on.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Fun thread!


I remember when Kiss first came out...they made quite the impression on fans with their music, costumes and showmanship.



posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 05:27 AM
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As a kid I liked drawing them all four on stage in costume. I think this was their first video released on M TV unmasked but could be wrong.
Kiss - Forever


Paul Stanley had quite a voice with some incredible range. I remember when this came out.
KISS - I was Made For Loving You

It was the Van era. Some were into putting a bed in the back of vans and shag carpet on the ceiling Diamond tuck in vynl in the doors and dash moon windows in the back, custom paint job with flames or scenery. Side pipes that might flame up.
I remember going down the road in my sisters tricked out van with this playing on the radio.



posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Fun thread!


I remember when Kiss first came out...they made quite the impression on fans with their music, costumes and showmanship.


And kabuki makeup doesn't age like the real faces underneath...

ganjoa



posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: yeahright
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

False pretenses! I came in here expecting a thread about the Guess Who. Kiss sucks.

Carry on.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

Concur false pretense on Guess Who. Thinking there were probably some real awkward interview moments for a Canadian band, critical on America (like most at the time) - yet totally dependent on American market record sales.

Second assertion, cannot confirm. Pretty much missed the 80s, but looking at Gene Simmons old photos, Licks 4sure.

ganjoa



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