KISS’ PAUL STANLEY ON NIKKI SIXX’S COMMENTS ABOUT GENE SIMMONS, “WHEN SOMEBODY [DENIGRATES] OR TAKE[S] POTSHOTS AT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS OR YOUR BAND…IT GETS TO BE LUDICROUS”
As previously reported, KISS bassist Gene Simmons made some controversial statements about Prince’s recent passing from a possible drug overdose. In turn, his bandmate Paul Stanley criticized him online for those comments. After issuing an apology for his remarks, Simmons was called to task by Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx. Sixx’s remarks, in turn, annoyed Stanley, who came to his bandmate’s defense.
Billboard caught up with Stanley to discuss his online exchange with Sixx. “It’s just silly stuff, honestly,” Stanley tells magazine. “It’s one thing to call somebody out and to have a point of view on somebody’s quotes, but then to just harp on it…You have to be suspect of the motives. Whatever questions I have about things that Gene has said is one thing, but to beat him into the ground becomes self-serving. It just gets annoying. For other people to harp on it and beat it into the ground is not something I want to sit by and listen to. When somebody starts to denigrate or take potshots at your contributions or your band or anything else, when you consider the source it gets to be ludicrous.”
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