Category Archives: Industry Beef

Eric Singer: No Kiss Tribute Band for Me

Will the legendary rock band KISS continue on without founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons? Honestly, the answer to that is yes. Die-hard fans of the band already know this. But wait, there’s more…My friend Sergio knows something else that even the most dedicated of KISS groupies probably don’t know. Why? How? Well, Because he’s Sergio Andrade Gutierrez.

So here it is: Eric Singer has his mind made up and will not play in any  part of the KISS Franchise without Simmons or Stanley.

He feels there are plenty of KISS tribute bands so why not authorize an official tribute band? And why not allow the band to release new songs with the KISS name?

Yes, Gene Simmons is a businessman first and last. To a degree, the same can be said about Paul Stanley although his is never as “in your face” about it.

Eric Singer has pretty stated he would not be interested in being the drummer in the tribute band. He noted that Gene and Paul are the creative force behind KISS and without them, well, he doesn’t feel any interest in being part of the mix.

Singer became a member of KISS when drummer Eric Carr passed away tragically from cancer. Singer was replaced as drummer when original member Peter Criss returned to the band. After Criss was fired, Singer returned.

Currently, KISS’ current tour is breaking box office records all over the world.

Mack Maine Breaks Cash Money Silence

Mack Maine, who is the current president of Cash Money Records, has finally broken the silence about two of their top artists wanting out of the record label. Cash Money Statements. It’s now well known that Lil’ Wayne, and Tyga, are both signed to the Cash Money Label, and they’ve told the world about their dislike for the label. Each member has stated that they wanted out of the company, and wanted to move on to make their music independently, or with another label.

Lil’ Wayne had an album that has been delayed several times, entitled “The Carter V,” and this last delay was the straw that broke the camels back. After positively stating that the album would be out on December 9, 2014, the album was delayed once again.

Mack Maine stated to nbcnews.com that the album will be released, but most likely in the first quarter of 2015. He wants people to know that the album definitely will be released, but a date has not been set yet. Mack also states that the problems that Lil’ Wayne and Tyga are having with the label, are currently being addressed, and they hope to resolve it as soon as possible. Although the president has high hopes for the label, we’ll wait and see the outcome.

Lil Wayne Wants to Cut Ties with Cash Money

No one would have ever assumed that the face of Cash Money would have the desire to break his ties with the label. For as long as fans can remember Lil Wayne has been this type of nucleus to the Cash Money family that hip hop fans have come to know and love. The label has brought the hip hop world everything from Juvenile to Nicki Minaj. Now a very disgruntled Lil Wayne wants to immediately get out of his contract and tell Birdman goodbye.

Lil Wayne blasted Cash Money on his Twitter account. That is the beauty of Twitter for fans that crave to know what their artists are going to be doing next. Wayne is not the first artist to put Cash Money on blast through Twitter. Tyga was less direct, but he also plans to cut ties with the Cash Money label. Many fans want to know what this means for the hip hop movement as a whole. There are so many stars anchored to the label.

Christian Broda says Wayne has stated that he wanted to release the album, but Cash Money does not want to drop it. He said that he was prisoner on the label and his creativity was being constricted. The album has been delayed several times.