Friday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony certainly did not go as planned. The all-star gala turned into a near riot when Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley announced to the capacity crowd that he wanted to thank “all the morons who shelled out millions of dollars on our worthless toys and mindlessly dull records.” He continued, “if it weren’t for you people being dumb as a pail of hammers, I’d have never been able to afford all of the cars, drugs and mansions I’ve bought over the years with money that could have been used on things that actually might have bettered your lives.”
Stanley then reminisced about the early days of Kiss. “Jesus, I remember wasting nights with Gene playing god awful music at half empty dive bars in New York City back in the 70s. We both couldn’t play a lick, but we figured being in a band would be a good way to meet chicks. One night he looked at me and was like ‘Paul…I got it! Makeup!’ Next thing we know, you lemmings are plunking down hundreds of dollars just to get your hands on a Kiss lunchbox.”
As the audience began throwing ten-dollar bottles of Dasani water at the stage, Stanley continued to belittle the crowd. “Seriously, none of us are good at anything but marketing. In terms of actual artistic ability, the only thing Gene ever did that was worthwhile was that stupid movie where the robot spiders tried to kill Tom Selleck. Peter Criss is barely bright enough to lace up his own shoes, but he’s made something north of the Gross National Product of Luxembourg by doing nothing more than wearing kitten makeup. None of us can even read music.”
“In America, all you have to know how to do is get the suckers excited about something then….boom….you have a yacht. Mencken sure as hell was right when he said ‘No one ever went broke underestimating the American public’. We are the Cabbage Patch Kids of Heavy Metal…and you fools don’t even realize it.”
At that point, Ace Frehely tried to wrestle Stanley away from the microphone, but Stanley knocked him to the ground with a vicious roundhouse left. “Get away from me, Ace…it’s time we told these poor deluded bastards the truth!”
“We laugh at you people! All the time! It’s too damn easy. We howl for hours at all of these music school prodigy types who waste their lives learning to play musical instruments. Have fun playing in front of a bunch of poet socialist college professors and nine dollar an hour baristas at Open Mic Tuesdays over at your local Starbucks. I’m a little busy…you know…meeting with my accountants, buying new Ferraris and investing in strip mining ventures in the Congo to even bother learning how to tune my guitar.”
Stanley concluded his speech over a wild crescendo of booing and screaming with these words…“I originally wanted to end tonight’s ceremony by telling you that our induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a victory for mediocrity. The truth is…that would be an insult to mediocre people everywhere.”
“This great moment is a product of two factors. Our being lucky enough to be the first ones to come up with this stupid gimmick and your need to be part some asinine communal consumer experience that you can share with the rest of the witless sheep around you. We have created nothing of value and have been rewarded for this with barrels upon barrels of money. Thank you to the Hall for recognizing our musical con artistry and all of the dumb animals out there who gave us so much for so little. If it weren’t for you, we’d still be broke. Thanks!”
#1 by Fried Chicken And Metal on April 14, 2014 - 8:59 AM
CreaturezzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZz of the night-night…. *snore*
#2 by firstname.lastname@example.org on April 14, 2014 - 5:51 PM
this is complete and utter bullshit i dont believe nor will i ever believe that the starchild would put us his fans down that way. kiss army till the day i die as my husband put on my tattoo ledgengs never die.
#3 by jimimac2112 on April 15, 2014 - 11:09 AM
It’s satire you twit. If you can’t recognize that, you’re exactly the kind of person mentioned in Paul’s faux speech. Jeezz…..
#4 by Blackwitch_Wizard on April 15, 2014 - 4:52 PM
ooohhh, my. People find the internet everyday.
#5 by Meta Lhaid on April 14, 2014 - 6:53 PM
This = teh awesome.
#6 by Robert on April 15, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Paul, in the end ,you can’t take it with you so enjoy while you still can!
#7 by Heavy Metal Overload on April 15, 2014 - 7:36 AM
It doesn’t sound like something Paul would say… unless it was his evil robotic double doing the talking! DEVERAUX!
#8 by Bill on April 15, 2014 - 8:58 PM
Kiss is boring anyways. Stanley is right. Kiss fans have bad taste in music. He said it himself…
#9 by misst2elleh on April 17, 2014 - 5:49 AM
Hehehehehehe I love it… I love how you confuse me EVERY single time, with the “could it be true” thought in utter amazement. I love it….. hehehehehe
#10 by Keith Spillett on April 17, 2014 - 6:04 AM
#11 by Dharma Midget on December 4, 2014 - 8:45 PM
Hit the nail on the fucking head with this.
#12 by Keith Spillett on December 5, 2014 - 10:38 AM
#13 by Alexander C. Skitch (@AlexanderSkitch) on January 3, 2016 - 9:41 PM