KISS played “Rock and Roll All Nite” on the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Being one of the most iconic hard rock bands in history playing such a giant event, we can imagine a few metal fans across America were happy to see them performing on Thursday morning.
Not too happy was KISS vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, who Tweeted this the next day, to his 129K followers:
“Bluntly, We were screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of #MacysThanksgivingDayParade . We ALL deserved better.”
While the Stanley did not elaborate on what he was unhappy about, Matthew Wilkening at Ultimate Classic Rock thinks it might be a few things:
“There wasn’t a close-up shot of Kiss until the first chorus, and for some reason the camera stayed locked on bassist Gene Simmons during Tommy Thayer’s guitar solo.”
It’s true; the camera stayed on Gene Simmons for much of the performance, with hardly any close-ups of Stanley.
(via Rolling Stone)