Gene Simmons: 'Original Kiss will not reunite for Hall of Fame' | News | Classic Rock
F'n Knob. Yeah, don't think about what the fans want and certainly pay no attention the doing the right thing...Gene $immons is a wig wearing hump and he and Paul $tanley have tarnished the legacy by turning Ki$$ into a brand name. I wish them both well...Oh wait...exactly the opposite.But Simmons also stresses his belief that both former members are happier since parting ways with Kiss. He adds: “I believe that both Ace and Peter are happier now. They are healthier, they look fine. When they were in the band they were both on junk, or crack or alcohol. Clearly not a healthy place for them. They belong doing autograph shows in clubs – they’re happier.”
I love Kiss's music, but Gene Simmons is an ahole to the highest degree.
He almost makes me feel embarrassed of being Half Jewish.
Gene is a business man who can play a couple of strings on the bass. He doesn't care about the band or the music. He cares about how much he can make off of the name. He took the band and made them a brand. It's disgusting what they have turned this into. At least they haven't gone as far as partnering with a brand like Hello Kitty.
Oh wait...KISS x Hello Kitty On Sanrio.com
At what point was Kiss not a brand? Every docu I've seen regarding their early years has pretty much stated "branding" was the goal from the beginning.
Going to a few shows in vegas this weekend \m/
Friday: Gojira, Slayer
Saturday: Ghost, Deftones, A7X
what a weekend! maybe my top 5 bands anyway right now