Gene Simmons Master Spin Doctor, But Who's Buying?

KISSIt seems rock band KISS was caught screwing with the Shwa and Gene Simmons was quick to call on the spin doctors.

That's Simmons' game. He's always marketing, always selling the shit, and this time his story isn't being bought by anyone. Let's see what Gene Simmons had to say about KISS passing over the Shwa when they released their tour sked.

I'm really pissed off at the media for creating this nonsense.

Respectfully, the fans aren't qualified to understand how things are done ... (they) don't know how things work.

Let's now hear from fellow bandmate Paul Stanley.

You may hear a slightly different story from Gene, but so be it.

The media was carrying the dissent and upset feeling of the fans. They weren't creating anything, they were reporting it. Don't blame the messenger.

And then there's KISS spokesman Erik Stein.

The size of the production turned out to require a larger venue. In this case, that turned out to be the Air Canada Centre.

Nice try, Gene. At least Oshawa gets their concert. Too bad it took a media shitstorm to get it done.

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Winnipeg's hosting KISS, too - and I'm gonna be there. I can't wait.

August 27, 2009 @ 8:00 PM


Saw KISS many times in the 70's & early 80's. Put on a great show but Gene in centre of attn.
He is an A$$ but I'll take his wifey anytime.

August 27, 2009 @ 8:10 PM


"they had planned to play oshawa all along..."?

Quite sure that bands have no idea where they're playing...they just show up. Their management handles those tiny details. Probably assumed the shwa and Toronto were next door.

August 28, 2009 @ 9:16 AM


Exactly. I'd like to buy it, but I don't. As if Gene or KISS know or care anything about Oshawa.

August 29, 2009 @ 4:17 PM

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