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(Rolling Stone)   Cat Stevens reacts to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction: "I don't see myself holding hands with the lead singer of Kiss"   (rollingstone.com) divider line 83
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2013-12-19 07:23:16 PM  
You should think about getting on the Peace Train, Cat.
 
2013-12-19 07:40:32 PM  
Of course he won't.

Paul Stanley is Jewish.
 
2013-12-19 08:47:31 PM  
Is it because he is a radical Islamist while the lead singer of Kiss is an Israeli born Jew?
 
2013-12-19 08:54:05 PM  
Politics and religion aside, the man made some beautiful music.
 
2013-12-19 09:05:53 PM  
♫ Well, if you want to act out, act out
And if you want to be a dick, be a dick
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are ♫
 
2013-12-19 09:36:38 PM  
This thread is done after comments 2 and 3. Thanks
 
2013-12-19 10:37:06 PM  
For some reason, I confused Katt Williams with Cat Stevens and was like "saying mutha farker" every other word gets you into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, now?
 
2013-12-19 10:38:02 PM  
Stevens? I thought his name was Criss.
 
2013-12-19 10:43:37 PM  
What an asshole:

These ceremonies tend to wrap up with a big all-star jam. It's hard to imagine you jamming with Kiss though.

Jamming has never been a favorite pastime of mine. When I write, I write constructively with all the kind of resources that I have in my creative imaginings. And sometimes, on the spur of the moment, you can do something special. But I just don't see myself holding hands with the lead singer of Kiss, that's all.



"Peace" train, Yusuf? More like "Jihad" train. You know who else hated Kiss?

/Hitler. Hitler hated Kiss.
 
2013-12-19 10:44:15 PM  

Sgygus: You should think about getting on the Peace Train, Cat.



Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

(sigh)
 
2013-12-19 10:45:35 PM  
Listen Yusuf, I realize you may not like jamming, but we're going to have to ask you to rock out with the face painter to show the world you don't hate the Jews, mkay?
 
2013-12-19 10:48:26 PM  
I like how Rolling Stone puts his name in parenthesis behind his old name. A little "screw you" in a puff piece

/A Cat Stevens by any other name still sucks just the same
//Monkees > Cat Stevens
 
2013-12-19 10:51:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Of course he won't.

Paul Stanley is Jewish.


Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.

Who's also a Jew.

Funny btw how the two Jews are still in the band, but the German and the Italian both got the boot.

I mean I'm not implying some sort of Zionist conspiracy against Germans and Italians, just that it looks kinda suspicious.
 
2013-12-19 10:51:22 PM  

borg: Is it because he is a radical Islamist while the lead singer of Kiss is an Israeli born Jew?


Paul Stanley wasn't born in Israel.

The problem is that a radical Islamist cannot appreciate a little taste of COLD GIN!!!  Alright!!  You know, ladies, Paul is packing his pistol tonight.   That's right.  He's bringing out his LOVE GUUUUUUUN!!  AWWWW YEAH!  WHOOOO!
 
2013-12-19 10:51:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Of course he won't.

Paul Stanley is Jewish.


Comments closed. Please turn out the lights.
 
2013-12-19 10:56:42 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Of course he won't.

Paul Stanley is Jewish.


That burn that I did not notice got this thread HOTTER THAN HELLLLLLLL!!!  AW YEAH!
 
2013-12-19 10:58:59 PM  
I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.
 
2013-12-19 11:03:44 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.


Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah
So clean, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah

Gene is the Shakespeare of the "BJ and The Bear" Generation
 
2013-12-19 11:04:43 PM  
Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.


They both sang lead on different songs and Peter Criss/the drummer sang sometimes.
iirc, Paul Stanley became more of an official front man during the hair metal years.
 
2013-12-19 11:07:20 PM  

zvoidx: Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.

They both sang lead on different songs and Peter Criss/the drummer sang sometimes.
iirc, Paul Stanley became more of an official front man during the hair metal years.


Ace even sang a few.

But yeah, by the 80s, Paul was the front man while Gene was off pretending to be an actor, and everyone else was just a hired member of the Stanley and Simmons show.
 
2013-12-19 11:10:36 PM  
Strange bedfellows, indeed.
 
2013-12-19 11:12:12 PM  

zvoidx: Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.

They both sang lead on different songs and Peter Criss/the drummer sang sometimes.
iirc, Paul Stanley became more of an official front man during the hair metal years.


My bad. I looked them up after (never was a fan) and saw Simmons and Stanley are called "co-lead vocalists". I guess I assumed the guy with the TV show must be the singer.

Nevertheless, my point about the German (Frehley) and Italian (Criss) stands.

In fact, maybe those two should get together with the Jews and figure out some sort of solution to their disagreement. Something final, you know? Just meet up in someone's living room and put and end to all the dagger-thrust stories with one big furore. I mean, maybe they could all go to camp together. It'd be a gas.
 
2013-12-19 11:13:37 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: FirstNationalBastard: Of course he won't.

Paul Stanley is Jewish.

Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.

Who's also a Jew.

Funny btw how the two Jews are still in the band, but the German and the Italian both got the boot.

I mean I'm not implying some sort of Zionist conspiracy against Germans and Italians, just that it looks kinda suspicious.


Now that gentlemen is how it is done.

canv.as
 
2013-12-19 11:21:40 PM  

Prey4reign: Politics and religion aside, the man made some beautiful music.


This. If I stopped using the product of everyone who did something I didn't agree with, I'd be living off the grid in a self-built log cabin and farming my own food.
 
2013-12-19 11:23:01 PM  
Kiss is the worst.
 
2013-12-19 11:27:50 PM  
jann wenner still sucks goat cocks


where's Mitch Ryder at, jann? WHERE?
 
2013-12-19 11:34:09 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.


I hate agreeing with you on anything but dammit sometimes it just has to be done.
 
2013-12-19 11:36:15 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.


Cat Stevens also hates Nirvana. Buddhism is a false religion.
 
2013-12-19 11:44:36 PM  
They should just rename the annual ceremony "The Dave Grohl Show."  He seems to be there every year enjoying the sound of his own voice.
 
2013-12-19 11:47:22 PM  

borg: Is it because he is a radical Islamist while the lead singer of Kiss is an Israeli born Jew?


THIS.  F Him
 
2013-12-19 11:52:09 PM  

Roto-Rot: They should just rename the annual ceremony "The Dave Grohl Show."  He seems to be there every year enjoying the sound of his own voice.


because he's the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best
 
2013-12-19 11:53:02 PM  
the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best
 
2013-12-19 11:53:39 PM  
I wasn't aware that there was any kumbaya ritual required with induction.  Shut up, Cat Stevens.
 
2013-12-20 12:12:00 AM  
One of the funniest riffs a buddy of mine does is Paul Stanley's between song banter. It's hilarious every time, so Kiss can have a pass from me.
 
2013-12-20 12:12:02 AM  
Because sitting in the corner and strumming the rhythm would just be absolutely impossible to do.

Why can't he just see the delicious irony of being inducted with Kiss? How does that make any sense? This "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" confuses me.
 
2013-12-20 12:34:57 AM  

Cheeseface: Because sitting in the corner and strumming the rhythm would just be absolutely impossible to do.

Why can't he just see the delicious irony of being inducted with Kiss? How does that make any sense? This "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" confuses me.


I'm sure they'll let him sit in a corner and hate America.
 
2013-12-20 12:49:59 AM  
Kiss totally sucks. Cat Stevens, eh, he put out one really great album (Teaser...) one pretty good album (Tea..) and a bunch of middling bullshiat.
 
2013-12-20 12:52:20 AM  

ZeroCorpse: I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.


If you don't like Nirvana, that's OK. But if you can't recognize their lasting popularity and influence, then you are an idiot.
 
2013-12-20 02:05:09 AM  
I like Cat Steven's 60s and 70s work but I feel hard pressed to support him after reading about him calling for the death of Salman Rushdie and other contoversial stances.
 
2013-12-20 02:10:40 AM  

FDR Jones: Kiss totally sucks. Cat Stevens, eh, he put out one really great album (Teaser...) one pretty good album (Tea..) and a bunch of middling bullshiat.


hey! I happen to think that "tea for the tillerman" is his best album and treasure it dearly because it was a staple of my childhood/teen years, and "buddah and the chocolate box" ain't bad either. But yeah, pretty much everything after "buddah" was crap. (oh, and "foreigner" is unlistenable boring tripe to me)
 
2013-12-20 02:17:50 AM  

Rapmaster2000: ZeroCorpse: I don't care. I still think he was a great songwriter. Certainly a better songwriter than anyone in Nirvana.

I can think of nematodes that deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than Nirvana.

Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah
So clean, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen, Christine, yeah, yeah
Christine, Christine, sixteen, sixteen
Christine, yeah, yeah, yeah

Gene is the Shakespeare of the "BJ and The Bear" Generation


No, no, no - the nadir of KISS is this little gem:

"Baby, let's put the X in sex
Your love is like a muscle and you make me want to flex."
 
2013-12-20 02:45:28 AM  
I also don't see the State Dept letting him into the country, as he's been blocked since 11 Sept 2001.
 
2013-12-20 02:52:28 AM  
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RTFA line: EVERYONE ABOVE DIDN'T RTFA
 
2013-12-20 03:10:24 AM  

Mattevil: I like Cat Steven's 60s and 70s work but I feel hard pressed to support him after reading about him calling for the death of Salman Rushdie and other contoversial stances.


Came here to say exactly that.  I was a fan of his work.  That stopped when he supported the jihad against Rushdie.  I won't pay for any of his albums because I don't want to give him any of my money.  Fark him.
 
2013-12-20 03:12:49 AM  
I don't see him ever having played rock and roll. What's his point?
 
2013-12-20 03:13:16 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: zvoidx: Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

Paul Stanley is the guitarist.

You meant to say Gene Simmons.

They both sang lead on different songs and Peter Criss/the drummer sang sometimes.
iirc, Paul Stanley became more of an official front man during the hair metal years.

Ace even sang a few.

But yeah, by the 80s, Paul was the front man while Gene was off pretending to be an actor, and everyone else was just a hired member of the Stanley and Simmons show.


To clarify: Paul took the lead in the 80s in terms of overall sound and image but he has always, since their first shows, but the only person to address the audience on stage. All four guys sing various songs, (following in the Beatles model) but Paul is the main focus.

/all four original guys sang. In the 80s and 90s it was just Gene and Paul but in their new line-up, once again all four sing.
 
2013-12-20 03:21:47 AM  
If I can like Steve Earle, I can still like Cat Stevens.
 
2013-12-20 03:39:53 AM  
From reading the article, it sounds more like he's saying that his music is so different than Kiss' music that he couldn't see them jamming together.

And...
FTA: "He's one of the first ones that coaxed me into coming back onstage, back in 2003 when there was a concert in honor of Nelson Mandela. The proceeds were going to AIDS victims in South Africa."

Yeah, what an a-hole.
 
2013-12-20 03:55:43 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: hey! I happen to think that "tea for the tillerman" is his best album and treasure it dearly because it was a staple of my childhood/teen years, and "buddah and the chocolate box" ain't bad either. But yeah, pretty much everything after "buddah" was crap. (oh, and "foreigner" is unlistenable boring tripe to me)


For me, it's not even close...

Tea for the Tillerman...
Two really great songs: "Wild World" and "Father and Son"
Two very good songs: "Sad Lisa" and "I'm on the Road to Find Out"
Two clunkers: "Hard Headed Woman" and "Longer Boats"

Teaser and the Firecat...
Four really great songs: "If I Laugh" "Morning Has Broken" "Moonshadow" and "How Can I Tell You?"
Five very good songs: "The Wind" "Changes IV" "Tuesday's Dead" "Bitterblue" and "Peace Train"
No clunkers

Buddha... not a fan...
One very good song: "Oh Very Young"
Three clunkers: "Ghost Town" "Jesus" "Home in the Sky"
Two unlistenable: "Music" and "Ready"
 
2013-12-20 04:04:00 AM  

TomD9938: If I can like Steve Earle, I can still like Cat Stevens.


Yeah, but would you stand on Gene Simmons' coffee table and say that?
 
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