Legendary KISS star Gene Simmons recently joined Matt Pinfield on “New & Approved” to talk about all things rock. Matt goes way back with KISS and the two even discuss the time that Matt got to sing with the band.
As famous as KISS is, Gene talks about how important the fans still are to him. He refers to them as his “bosses” so he gives back by playing all the KISS hits at their shows, even the ones they are sick of. KISS just performed on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine and soon will be taking over Vegas with a residency at Zappos Theater from December 29-January 1st and January 19th-February 5th. Gene claims this will be KISS’s final tour because the band wants to quit while they are ahead rather than slowly fade away with age.
Gene also discusses his feelings about the current state of rock. He believes there is amazing talent out there, but there are some serious issues since the fans are no longer buying the band’s products.
Gene also talks about discovering Van Halen and being mesmerized by the band similar to how Paul McCartney’s jaw was dropped when he first saw Jimi Hendrix.