Gene Simmons stirred up some headlines this week in an effort to draw some media attention to the KISS summer tour with Motley Crue.
During Tuesday’s press conference, Simmons boasted how “real” both veteran rock groups were in a live setting, adding, “Both Motley and KISS are united in one crusade: we are sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,” said Simmons. “No karaoke singers allowed. No fake bulls**t. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an 'A.' This is real stuff.”
Crue drummer Tommy Lee has added some thoughts of his own to Gene’s comments by releasing the following statement:
"Time to clear the air!"
"We all know how 'the press' sure likes to pick up on negative stuff and run with it, so I'm gonna clean my side of the street.
"Gene Simmons recently mentioned at our Motley/KISS tour announcement on Tuesday about his distaste for faking it on stage. I somehow got lumped into that by saying that I, too, am tired of all the watered-down, not-so-real performances on award shows/live concerts/etc.
"I am a fan of Rihanna's and think she's an amazing singer/entertainer and I think you all know how much I f**king love electronic music and dance. I make and perform electronic music live. And who am I to say what’s good/bad/real or fake? It is what it is, right?...
"I'll just keep doin my thang hoping that you're all entertained on the highest levels!!!"
Tickets for the KISS/Motley Crue tour go on sale this Friday, March 23.
Check out details and tour dates here.
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