Gene Simmons was devastated by news that a KISS fan named Steve has been diagnosed with cancer. Simmons recently told ‘bloated’ rock icons to ‘get off the stage.
A fan named Rhian Elms wrote, “Hi! My Dad @Steve304sh was meant to see you in Manchester tomorrow but is being kept in hospital to have chemo. If you could please send him a get well soon message that would make his day. He’s a massive fan and absolutely gutted to miss you all @KISSOnline @PaulStanleyLive x”
Simmons responded, “Steve, please get well soon. You are loved. And you’ve got a lot of living to do.”
Gene Simmons has also posted a new photo of Avril Lavigne wearing a KISS shirt with Billie Eilish. He wrote, “Someone sent me this cool photo.” Simmons also recently made a sad claim about Mick Jagger’s weight.
Sebastian Bach, who is a huge KISS fan and defended the band after lip syncing accusations, recently told Greg Prato on Consequence of Sound, “I don’t know how much longer I can say to you that I don’t use tapes onstage, because I don’t, and I never have. And I still don’t. I’m not going to for this tour. I feel like I’m one of the last people. When I have opening bands, and they’re using tapes, and then I come out and I don’t use tapes… sometimes, it makes me feel stupid, because I’m like, ‘What am I doing, when all these kids half my age can come onstage and do all of my moves, but they don’t have to warm up for an hour before the show, or weeks, before the first show?’ Sometimes, I’m like, ‘Why do I even bother, if the public is so used to this other way’?”
“I just did this cruise, called the Legends Of Rock cruise, and there were all older bands — like Kansas and Edgar Winter. These guys come onstage and destroy you with their musicality. None of these bands on this cruise used tapes. And Kansas, I was hanging out with that dude with the eyepatch [guitarist Rich Williams], and he said, ‘I tell people, ‘Come see this while it still exists,” because it’s becoming very rare to come see a good band that’s actually a real band — that’s not miming or doing silly moves while a tape is running. It just becomes more rare as the years go on.”
Someone sent me this cool photo. pic.twitter.com/u9ybFDtXcq
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 15, 2019
Steve, please get well soon. You are loved. And you’ve got a lot of living to do. https://t.co/mfHaNlglXw
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 12, 2019