During a recent interview with ‘Metal Hammer,’ KISS bassist Gene Simmons talked about their legendary ‘End Of The Road’ tour, and he slammed U2 star Bono for an interesting reason.
Gene paid attention to his costume and boots and clarified how difficult to play bass guitar with those accessories on stage. While saying that, he slammed U2’s Bono and The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
While talking about the epic tour, a fan asked him what his future plans are and if he will ever wear dragon boots again, Gene Simmons replied:
“I have quite a few other businesses. We have a cannabis company that’s Invictus MD, we have restaurants called Rock & Brews and I am a partner in one of the largest automotive companies, International Automotive Components.
We also have a Kiss Monster Mini Golf course in the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, a Kiss limo service, Kiss cruises, all kinds of stuff.
That’s going to take up time, but Kiss will never stop, it’s just the touring band that’s stopping. I think we’re doing the ethical thing which is getting off the stage before it gets too late – now is the right time.
You and I have both seen bands that should have been off the stage 10 years ago.”
On Bono and Mick Jagger, here’s what he said:
“I strongly feel we’re putting on the best tour ever and it’s fair to say we’re the hardest-working band in show business.
We all love Mick Jagger and Bono but if those guys wore my seven-inch dragon boots and 20 pounds of armour, they would pass out in half an hour.”
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