Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has his knickers in a twist over The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin. He recently lashed out at all three bands during a Q&A session at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida.
Rolling Stones: "Watching Keith [Richards] and [Ronnie Wood] trying to play guitar is like being driven in a tour bus by José Feliciano and Ray Charles without GPS -- it's a terrifying experience. If the Stones were smart, they'd hire two 25-year-old guys from Nashville who know how to play their song parts and let these two cadavers walk around on stage and act like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. They can't play. And it bothers me they charge $800 [for a ticket]. At least when you go to see the Eaglesthere's 45 guys on stage, 'cause you want the [band] to sound like the Eagles. And when you see go see Roger Waters, there's 45 guys on stage, 'cause you wanna hear what The Wall sounds like. But the Stones insist that you watch them decompose in front of your eyes for a high ticket price. And they suck so bad."
Judas Priest: "K.K.'s [Downing, guitar] gone -- he went to golf. And now Glenn's [Tipton, guitar] left. And it's wonderful. And now it's a cover band, essentially... Foreigner is a complete cover band. There's nobody left in Foreigner."
Led Zeppelin: "[They] were deteriorating so badly that by 1975, you couldn't go to a Zep concert without throwing up. They were so bad! You couldn't give tickets away to Zep concerts, but if you came to see Zebra playing Zeppelin on Long Island, you heard perfect Zeppelin."
By the way, Jay Jay is a fan of the Stones, Priest and Zeppelin.