GENE SIMMONS: PAUL STANLEY ‘Is The Soul Of KISS And I’m The Cock’

GENE SIMMONS: PAUL STANLEY 'Is The Soul Of KISS And I'm The Cock'

As next week’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction approaches, KISS is arguably garnering more press than it did during its initial 1996 reunion tour. According to The Pulse Of Radio, the current lineup of the group is featured on the cover of the new Classic Rock magazine and talks frankly about themselves, with bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealing, “[KISS guitarist/vocalist] Paul [Stanley] is the soul of KISS and I’m . . . the cock. Paul is much more emotional, and I’m drier. Paul will go see romantic movies, I’ll throw up at them.” Drummer Eric Singer added: “Gene loves the sound of his own voice, we all know that. But nothing happens in KISS unless Paul Stanley says it does.”

When Paul Stanley was pressed about who has slept with more women Simmons or himself, Stanley joked, “I think I had more that would qualify as women. With him, you were also throwing in cattle. But we both did very well. Gene likes to stand up and say: ‘Look at me, and look at what I’ve done.’ And that’s okay. But who had more? I don’t know. He certainly had ones that I didn’t want.”

Stanley also took time out in Mojo to take another swipe at the Rock Hall, who won’t allow any other members other than Simmons, Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss to be inducted on April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. When asked if the nod after being passed over so many times feels irrelevant or like vindication, Stanley explained, “It means a lot to the fans and that’s very important to me. They want us to have that credibility and recognition.

“I still have big issues with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll has always been not only to find your path but to ignore those critics and also ignore your peers, and I think we’ve pretty much stuck to that. For someone else to decide what rock ‘n’ roll is, to me, is ludicrous.”

Stanley told The Pulse Of Radio that over the decades, KISS has lived out its career in public and that come what may, the fans have always seen the very human side of KISS throughout the years. “I’ve made mistakes,” he said. “The band has made mistakes, but that’s great. A) If you survive your mistakes, that’s great, and B) if you learn from them, all the better. We’ve lived a very open and very public life, and anything that we’ve done has been on the record. We’ve been seen blemishes and all, and I think it’s awesome.”

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