Recently interviewed by “The Adam Carolla Show”, Kiss’s Gene Simmons opened up about his fellow band musicians, who are not appreciative of their success and position.
Here’s what Simmons said:
“It’s not fair to point a finger, because everybody’s got their own dynamics with life and living experiences. But anybody who is lucky enough, on the face of a planet of seven and a half billion people, to have more money than you could ever spend in your life, have more chicks run after you that you don’t deserve ’cause you’re not that good looking.
”I’m talking about myself. Glory, fame, all that stuff. I don’t have to do a goddamn thing and people will give me free stuff. Where were they when I couldn’t afford to get on a bus? That you wouldn’t see how blessed you are is delusional; it’s criminal. Because there are millions of people who would kiss the ground you walk on just to be given the chance.
”So, for instance, we have Tommy Thayer [Kiss guitarist] and Eric Singer [Kiss drummer] who’ve been with us 20 years; we’ve been around almost half a century. And we are quitting very soon. But Tommy and Eric show up on time; they’re appreciative, professional, no drugs, no booze; nothing.
”And I can’t say the same thing about, I always wanna shut my mouth, Ace [Frehley, original Kiss guitarist], who I love to this day, and Peter [Criss, original Kiss drummer]. They were every bit as important as Paul [Stanley, Kiss frontman] and I in forming the band, but not everybody has the DNA to run a marathon. Some people are shooting stars; they look great for a short time, and then bye-bye.”