Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons3 posts
26 Oct, 2014

Trending with Tantaros interview

Interview

Simmons says women should not depend on men in an interview on Fox News, Trending with Tantaros to promote his new self-help book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business.

This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible. Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life. Find out that thing that you’re good for that makes the money and then get married and or have children from a position of strength.

4 Sep, 2014

Gene Simmons interview

Esquire interviews Simmons about why he things Rock music is dead.

Don’t quit your day job is a good piece of advice. When I was coming up, it was not an insurmountable mountain. Once you had a record company on your side, they would fund you, and that also meant when you toured they would give you tour support. There was an entire industry to help the next Beatles, Stones, Prince, Hendrix, to prop them up and support them every step of the way. There are still record companies, and it does apply to pop, rap, and country to an extent. But for performers who are also songwriters the creators for rock music, for soul, for the blues it’s finally dead. Rock is finally dead.

I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in Saint Paul, that plugs into his Marshall and wants to turn it up to ten, will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that I did. He will most likely, no matter what he does, fail miserably. There is no industry for that anymore. And who is the culprit? There’s always the changing tide of interests music taste changes with each generation. To blame that is silly. That was always the exciting part, after all: “What’s next?” But there’s something else. The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. And the real culprit is that kid’s 15-year-old next-door neighbor, probably a friend of his. Maybe even one of the bandmates he’s jamming with. The tragedy is that they seem to have no idea that they just killed their own opportunity they killed the artists they would have loved. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won’t, because it’s that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.

10 Apr, 2014

Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

27kdtr2r965wrtr7The current members of KISS appear on the cover of the first April 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In the magazine, there is a cover interview with Simmons about the other members of the band.

We’ve always seen each other as brothers. What we seem to be at odds at is how you treat your brother. Gene’s priority, by far, has always been himself. And he’s not one to let anyone else’s feelings or contributions get in the way.

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