Thursday, May 04, 2006

Battle Of The (Little) Bands

One good idea often leads to another -- and often to the same idea.

Face it. You could do a whole lot worse as a concept for a band than a KISS tribute band made up of dwarves.

This is the motivating idea behind MiniKISS.

It's also the motivating idea behind Tiny KISS.

Well, actually Tiny KISS combines the dwarf-KISS concept with the 350-pound female Paul Stanley impersonator concept (admittedly, that's a new -- and perhaps less appealing -- concept).

But the best part of the story, of course, is the all-too-understandable death feud in which the two bands are now locked.

As the LA Times describes it,
Joey Fatale, the 4-foot, 4-inch New Yorker who heads the all-dwarf KISS tribute band MiniKiss, is denying published reports that he tried to sneak past security last month at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to confront a rival band leader, 4-foot "Little" Tim Loomis of Tiny Kiss, for allegedly ripping off his idea for such a group.

Loomis, a former drummer for MiniKiss, was performing with Tiny Kiss, which includes three little people and a 350-pound woman, on St. Patrick's Day at Beacher's Madhouse, a Las Vegas variety show, when the incident occurred.
While it's hard to know exactly which band rocks harder, there is no doubt that MiniKISS has better makeup. And isn't that really half the battle for a KISS tribute? You decide:




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