KISS icon Paul Stanley had a recent interview with Guitar World, and revealed if he would has been able to accomplish everything what he has right now without Gene Simmons.

Guitar World:

“You’ve known Gene for almost half a century. Had you not met him, would you have been able to accomplish everything that you have?”

Paul Stanley:

“I can’t imagine having accomplished a fraction of what I’ve accomplished without Gene. It was clear to me early on that we should be together in spite of whatever differences there are in our personalities.

And let me also say that Gene – perhaps because of his personality and a desire to incite emotions in people – has really not gotten the accolades that he deserves as a bass player.

The fact that he plays what he plays and sings at the same time, and that the roots of his playing are so classic – it’s like Ron Wood when he was with Jeff Beck, or Paul McCartney or Jack Bruce or Felix Pappalardi – he’s just a terrific bass player.

And when he puts his mind to it he’s a terrific songwriter. So I’m well aware that what we created and built together could never have been done by either of us alone. And the older we get, I think the more we covet and cherish that.

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