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That Metal Show co-host Jim Florentine verbally assaults KISS fanbase; “I’ve seen the KISS ARMY, they’re over 40 and over weight!” Also, says he wasn’t a big fan; “KISS just didn’t work for me” but “I love Nirvana.”

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That Metal Show co-host Jim Florentine makes fun of the KISS ARMY and claims he wasn’t a big fan of the iconic group; “KISS just didn’t work for me.”

 

KISS ARMY —  Jim Florentine of That Metal Show has called out the KISS ARMY for being over 40 and over weight.  He also went on to claim he’s not a big KISS fan and that the bands classic material is dated sounding  when compared to Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith.

The co-host of Vh1’s That Metal Show is taking digs at KISS in light of their recent press surrounding the band and their Hall of Fame buzz. Florentine also takes shots at the bands fans –  the KISS ARMY – saying in short, they’re old and fat.

What will poor Eddie Trunk think when he hears all this?

The stand up comedian is known for his love of metal and recently rambled at length about KISS in his podcast. The comic also stands firm on his support of Nirvana. Florentine says Nirvana was a great band, deserves to be in first year – that’s right, first ballot Hall Of Fame‘r –  they changed the fucking face of music.”  He continues with’  “Nirvana ‘In Utero’ fucking masterpiece, ‘Nevermind’ was a masterpiece. I love Nirvana.” 

Clearly Jim  is a fan of Nirvana, but unlike his TMS co-host Eddie Trunk as a die-hard KISS fan – and we’re guessing a life long KISS ARMY fan as well – Jim may not be factually that knowledgeable of the band he admits he loves so much. Florentine notes ‘Nevermind’ came out in 1992, when in fact it was released in 1991. He also claims ‘In Utero’ was the bands second release, when in truth it was their third, released in the fall of 1993. This also marked the final studio issue from the band which came out less than 7 months before Kurt Cobain took his own life in April of 1994.

Check out some choice comments from Jim Florentine on KISS and the KISS ARMY below and hear his audio/video podcast in full at the bottom of this article.

KISS just didn’t work for me, but I respected them. To me KISS is more like a greatest hits band.”

KISS is that kind of band if try to go back – to listen to them, it sounds a little dated.”

Zepplin stills sounds fresh, Sabbath still sounds fresh, the old Aerosmtih stuff still sounds fresh. Some of the (KISS) stuff just doesn’t stand the test of time. Sorry. Don’t take it personally, you didn’t write those songs. Don’t call the KISS ARMY on me (oooh) yikes.”

“Seriously, if you’re a kid and you’re in the KISS ARMY I get it. But once you’re over 20, and you’re still in the KISS ARMY. Go get your fucking head checked. Seriously. Make an appointment. ‘Doc, fucking find out what’s wrong with me?” – ‘Why what’s goin’ on?’ –  ‘I am 38 and I am still in the KISS ARMY.’”

“I got nothing against KISS seriously I don’t but the KISS ARMY is horrendous. I’ve seen the guys that are in the KISS ARMY. You’re in your 40s and 50s and you’re over weight. What kind of ARMY is that?”

 

 

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