A live KISS
interview was abruptly terminated after the band's frontman accused the hosts of the show of not having done their homework in preparation for the chat.
During a promotional junket of radio interviews to promote their brand new album, "Monster"
members Paul Stanley
and Tommy Thayer
spoke by phone to Houston, Texas-based nationally syndicated personalities John Walton
or Steve Johnson
, better known as "Walton & Johnson"
(hear audio below).
After one of the show hosts opened the interview by asking Stanley
was "still playing" and "going around town to town with your sticks and your guitars and your makeup," Stanley
tersely replied, "Yeah, we're still doing that," before questioning the DJ, "You still have a job?" The radio hosts said, "We're still doing ours. That's today. May not be tomorrow." Stanley
then belittled the two DJs, saying, "I was listening a little earlier. I'm surprised you're on. But hey, let's make the most of this." One of the hosts then asked Stanley
, "When are you all coming to Houston?" to which an audibly annoyed Stanley
responded, "Well, we were there, but I guess you were locked up, 'cause we were just there recently and had a big, sold-out show at the outdoor amphitheater in Woodlands." One of the DJs then asked, "Where is the rest of the tour taking you?" to which Stanley
replied, "The tour is over. But we have a new album out called 'Monster'
. I'm glad you did your homework. And you are who? Walter
?" At that point, one of the DJs decided to the phone call, saying, "I've gotta let you go. This is B.S. Why were we forced to talk to these jackasses?" The other host replied, "I'm not sure. I thought they had something to say." "I don't even like' em," the first DJ concluded.