In a recent interview with ThisIsMoney.co.uk, KISS bassist Gene Simmons has shared the best money decision he ever made. He said:
“Staying in the US. I could not make the kind of money I get anywhere else in the world. America is where the action is.”
“Do you save into a pension or invest in the stock market?”
“I save quite a bit into a retirement fund and I do play the stock market. I would urge everybody to as long as they spread their risk.”
“Have you ever struggled to make ends meet?”
“No. I have never lived above my means. I washed dishes and picked up garbage, but I never struggled to make ends meet. If I was down and out, I never knew it at the time.
I always had a job and could pay my way.”
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Back in December 2018, interviewer asked if KISS could ever carry on without any original members, Gene Simmons responded:
“Sure. Of course. We’ve had 10 different lineups. AC/DC has had 22 or so. And there are bands that tour now that sell out things with different lead singers and different guitar players.
At the end of the day, it is about the material and about the culture. Because there are better musicians — jazz musicians — that will never be able to make the money that people who are less talented but have charisma [are able to make].
You can go to school to learn guitar or bass — you can’t learn, ‘You’re exciting. You have charisma.’ There’s no school for that. Walk this way, do [it] that way. You just have it or you don’t.”