Gene Simmons Says ‘The Next KISS Or The Next Beatles Is Not Gonna Come Along’

If you ask Gene Simmons, there will never be another KISS or the Beatles. Simmons blamed downloading and filesharing of music as the culprit. “The next Kiss or the next Beatles or whoever it is is not gonna come along, because there is no infrastructure. Here, let’s play a game.”More »

By on October 19, 2015

If you ask Gene Simmons, there will never be another KISS or the Beatles. Simmons blamed downloading and filesharing of music as the culprit. “The next Kiss or the next Beatles or whoever it is is not gonna come along, because there is no infrastructure. Here, let’s play a game. From 1958 until 1988 is thirty years,” Simmons said speaking to New Zealand’s radio station the Sound. “What have we got? We have Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the biggest bands of all time. And then in disco, you had Madonna, Donna Summer, all that. The biggest of all. And then in pop, you had Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, all that stuff . . . and U2. And in heavy metal, you had Metallica and Iron Maiden and all that stuff. And Prince and all that.” “From 1988 until today . . . give me the new Beatles and the new Stones. Give me just one. You can’t. Rock is dead. And the reason for that? Downloading and filesharing. When you stop charging for things, it becomes worthless. And there’s gonna have to be a business model that’s gonna have to change. ‘Cause there are great bands out there, but there’s no support system.” Copyright(c) 2015 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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