Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gene Simmons of KISS sued over confetti stage accident

KISS bassist Gene Simmons is among the defendants being sued by a security guard over a confetti-initiated stage accident during a 2012 concert in Noblesville, Indiana.

Courthouse News Service reports security guard Timothy Funk says he worked the band’s September 1, 2012 show at the city’s Klipsch Music Center and was injured after falling on the "slippery, waxy, and glassy" stage.

According to Funk's lawsuit, "some or all of the defendants" sprayed water from hoses "on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd." They also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd "in a foolish and reckless manner," Funk claimed.

The suit names the concert venue, Live Nation World Wide Inc., and Gene Simmons and his associated company as defendants in the case.

Funk is seeking compensation for his injuries, loss of wages, and other unspecified damages.

Simmons and KISS just wrapped up their summer tour with Def Leppard in Houston, Texas on Sunday.

The group will host their first Las Vegas residency this fall.

“KISS Rocks Vegas” will see the band play 9 shows at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino between November 5th and 23rd.

See also:

VIDEO: KISS and Def Leppard wrap up summer tour in Houston
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VIDEO: KISS and Def Leppard take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge onstage in Indiana
VIDEO: KISS invite fans to first Las Vegas residency
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