Gene Simmons, the co-founder and bass guitarist of KISS, has reminisced about the years the legendary heavy metal band, Metallica, emerged while opening up about the day when he went to their show on Long Beach Arena and saw Eddie Van Halen there.
During his latest conversation on The Dennis Miller Option podcast, Gene Simmons has recalled good old days back in the 1980s and unveiled one of the coolest memories of himself that includes both Metallica and the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
Simmons has talked about the day when he went to the Metallica concert on Long Beach Arena as the band was coming up in the world. He said he went to the show with a limo and bodyguard, all of which he described as stupid rock star stuff.
He revealed that he encountered Van Halen there backstage as they both came to check the brand new band in the metal scene in those years. Gene said he jumped up on stage with the guys and they did the phenomenal song of KISS from 1974, ‘Cold Gin,’ together.
Here’s what Gene Simmons said about the day when he went for a Metallica show for the first time:
“Metallica was coming up in the world. And we all started to hear about this new band and stuff. So I went out to Long Beach Arena, had a limo and bodyguard, all that stupid rock star stuff.
And backstage, Edward comes up, ‘Hey, man, what are you doing?’ ‘Checking this band…’ ‘Yeah.’ In fact, I jumped up on stage with the guys and we did ‘Cold Gin‘ together.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.