Gene Simmons Shakes His Fist at Rap Music, Tells Them to Get Off His Lawn

Someone’s stuck in the 70’s. Gene Simmons, lead guitarist for Kiss, wishes for a hasty demise to rap music. He voiced these opinions recently to Rolling Stone, and not surprisingly, by fax.

“I am looking forward to the death of rap…I’m looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I’m concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody.”

His fist-shaking continued:

“Rap will die… Next year, 10 years from now, at some point, and then something else will come along. And all that is good and healthy.”

Wow, if everybody listened to critics, we would have no Kiss.

Back in 1974, Kiss were called “a very flashy glitter band that tries to make up in theatrics what it lacks musically.” Also, their songs were “strictly on the moron level … made up of a series of simple chords any child could learn and lyrics that are there because they rhyme.”

Yet here we are 40 years later. Kiss still performs in makeup when they tour. They still have pyrotechnics and still play those moronic, simple songs that everyone loves to hear.

Now, if you’ll excuse him, he’s gonna go figure out how to stop the zeroes on his VCR from blinking.

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7 years ago

Kiss is one of the most overrated bands ever imo. Strutter is decent but thats about it.