In a recent interview with SiriusXM, KISS bassist Gene Simmons, drummer Eric Singer and frontman Paul Stanley discussed about the best opening bands for them.
Gene Simmons said AC/DC is the best opening band because nobody’s like them. Here’s the statement:
“AC/DC on their first tour. A band that shares the same philosophy — no matter what any other band is doing, to thine own self be true.
I’ve said it before, but it’s more true now than ever. A lot of people look the same and act the same and do the same thing — rap, country… there’s a lot of sameness going on. Every once in a while, you see a band like AC/DC — nobody’s like them.
We like to think we’re unique in that way too. Unique — to have your own fingerprint, ’cause Mother Nature knows best. There’s no other fingerprint on earth like us, and bands should march to the beat of their own drummer.”
Paul Stanley and Eric Singer thinks that Rush is the best opening band. Stanley stated:
“I think for us, Rush was most exciting. When we first had them playing with us in Canada and John Rutsey was still the drummer. The first album was so… It was Humble Pie, it was Led Zeppelin. They obviously found their footing in something they wanted to do later on. They were always great.
AC/DC with Bon [Scott], when we had them on tour. Great! Judas Priest were phenomenal. Bob Seger… We can go down the list. Bob Seger got his first gold album on tour with us. John Cougar Mellencamp… Tom Petty… The list goes on and on.”
What’s your opinion? Rush or AC/DC?
You can watch the entire interview from below.