Kiss member Gene Simmons and War founder Howard E. Scott unleashed verbal assaults this week on other acts.
Simmons, the bassist and vocalist for the legendary band, said Madonna is not appropriate to perform at Super Bowl XLVI. When asked for his opinion on the matter, Simmons had a sarcastic response. "I love all karaoke singers," he told TMZ. "I like all the girl singers who get up and sing with tapes. Shame on you."
Simmons, whose band performed at the Super Bowl in 1999, said artists who lip-sync misrepresent themselves to their audience. He suggested that entertainers who sing over vocal tracks inform their audience beforehand.
"I don't care what your music is, have some integrity, be real, or full disclosure before the fact," he said. "Hold up a sign that says, '70 percent of what you hear is fake. It's a tape. I'm a karaoke singer.'"
Madonna has not responded publicly to Simmons' insults.
The Beastie Boys also caught flack for receiving a special honor, being named Wednesday as 2012 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Scott, whose band produced a number of classic hits including "Low Rider," "Slippin Into Darkness," and "Why Can't We Be Friends," was offended that War was not selected to be inducted despite its nomination.
In my opinion, Madonna and The Beastie Boys have more talent than KISS, and I also think that KISS is one of the WORST bands out there. Kill me if you have to, but I'm sticking to my opinion!