KISS frontman Paul Stanley has told Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx to keep out of the war of words with Gene Simmons over his Prince comments.

Additionally, he’s described Sixx’s contribution to the argument as an “unimportant, but annoying squeak.”

Simmons last week branded Prince’s death as self-inflicted and “pathetic” – even though the facts surrounding his passing in April haven’t been confirmed.

That led Stanley to apologize for his bandmate’s “cold” and “clueless” words, hours before Simmons said sorry himself. His wife Shannon Tweed then slammed Stanley for getting involved.

Sixx later called Simmons a “bully,” adding, “We have no respect for Gene Simmons any more – nobody in rock does. I think Gene should call it a day.”

Now Stanley has retaliated, stating, “Jesus Christ Nikki Sixx! Would you please shut up, find another way to be in the news and get off your self-inflated pedestal?

Regardless of some things Gene has said that I may take issue with, his influence on musicians, you included, is undeniable and will continue.

More importantly, his work, generosity and monetary contributions to numerous causes and charities makes your ongoing rant the unimportant, but annoying squeak it truly is. Move on.”

Sixx has responded to Stanley’s words by saying, “I will give him a standing ovation for calling out Gene himself publicly, then trying to hold my feet to the same fire. But you can’t save him.

I have to admit calling the next KISS album Move On would be a clever idea, though. Love to the Starchild.

We all give to charities and support our troops because that’s the right thing to do with our success. Telling a depressed kid to kill themselves etc. is not, so don’t confuse issues.”

Sixx has subsequently removed his tweet.

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5 Responses

  1. whats the matter nikki,truth hurts,i guess,we all make choices in life,some make better choices than others…but in the end,we all way or another

  2. A “principled stance” from Nikki Sixx? I doubt it. He’s a good manipulator, though.

    Motley Crue have done well over the past 35 years but when it’s all said and done, KISS will have left a greater and more memorable mark on the rock world. As for Sixx’s other bunch of bands, they will all be nothing more than a footnote under Motley Crue.

  3. I thought it was great that paul defended gene , also nikki handled his end of things like an adult as well – somewhat surprised, but really nice to see .

  4. Mic drop from the Starchild. Sixx you’ve turned into a loser who can only get in the news by commenting on s–t like this. Your new band sucks worse than your old one did and this is all you’ve got to cling to now…social media whore….

  5. Got to side with Paul on this one. This was Paul taking issue with Gene’s comments. The fact that Nikki injected himself into the mix and then continued for days just reeked of a guy who was trying to make himself look good…and also create headlines to promote an album that coincidentally was released on the same week. All that said, it’s pretty hilarious that guys in their late 50s/60s fight on social media like high school girls. I guess no one owns a phone….

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