Gene Simmons of KISS Says “Freckle-Faced College Kids” Killed Music Industry

Image Courtesy Brian LoweGene Simmons is celebrating the 40th anniversary of KISS with a summer co-headlining tour with Def Leppard, but the bass player thinks he’s an endangered species. In an interview with ABC News Radio, Simmons discussed the state of rock music today and said, “My heart goes out to every new band because there is no record industry [anymore].”

Simmons doesn’t blame the industry or “corporate takeovers” for the failure — he tells ABC News Radio “it was your next-door, freckle-faced college kid who decided he did not want to pay …read more