KISS icon Gene Simmons posted a photo on Instagram mourning, after the death of their original road manager, J.R. Smalling, but the fans were more interested in Paul Stanley‘s outfit in the picture.
One of a long time KISS family members and the original road manager of the band, J.R. Smalling passed away on June 6, 2020, after battling with bone cancer for years.
KISS confirmed the sad death of J.R. Smalling on social media and wrote a statement for the loss of their dear friend:
“We were notified that JR Smalling has passed away after a long battle with cancer. JR was the voice you hear on KISS Alive! and introduced us with the battle cry that still brings us on stage. He was fiercely loyal, proud, and did whatever necessary to make sure we could do our full show no matter who stood in the way. His spirit is with us to this day and we celebrate his memory and mourn this loss.”
Recently, Gene Simmons posted a picture of the band members posing with J.R Smalling on his Instagram account to remember the good old days while they were on tour.
On the caption of his post, Gene wrote:
“A long time ago, with JR Smalling, our first road manager…“
However, the fans were more interested in the outfit of KISS frontman Paul Stanley on the picture. As you will see in the photo below, Paul seemed to be wearing a long blue dress. Later, he made a statement about his outfit in the picture on his official Twitter account.
Here’s what Paul Stanley wrote about his ‘dress‘:
“It’s not a dress but WOW anyway! What an outfit! I have to laugh. It’s some sort of long shirt over my jeans but… Wow!!!“
You can see the photo Gene Simmons and the statement of Paul Stanley regarding the picture on his Twitter account below.
It's not a dress but WOW anyway! What an outfit! I HAVE to laugh. It's some sort of long shirt over my jeans but… WOW!!!! https://t.co/CPqOW71uVP
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) June 26, 2020