Gene Simmons Says KISS Can’t Do What The Rolling Stones And B.B. King Did
KISS icon Gene Simmons joined Pillow Talk for an interview during which he claimed that KISS is not able to do the things the Rolling Stones and B.B. King did.
Formed back in 1962, the Rolling Stones are still active in the music scene today. Sadly, the band’s talented drummer Charlie Watts departed from this world on August 24, at the age of 80, but the remaining Stones members have no intention of leaving the scene. Instead, despite being 78 years old, Mick Jagger continues ‘moving like Jagger.’
On the other hand, B. B. King was also among the musicians who didn’t want to retire until his last breath. The blues singer and guitarist started making music back in 1925, and his contributions to the music scene influenced many younger blues electric guitar players. Moreover, he performed tirelessly until his death on May 14, 2015, at the age of 89.
Now 72 years old, Gene Simmons is also still active in the scene with Paul Stanley as KISS members, although they have embarked on a farewell tour. During an interview with Pillow Talk, Simmons commented on how they managed to have the physical strength to perform throughout all those years, especially with their heavy stage gear.
Simmons said that no one can do what they do on the stage physically, and they also can’t do what the Stones and B.B. King did throughout their careers. He then added that B.B. King continued to perform in a chair towards the end of his career, but that’s not what they plan to do.
During the conversation, Gene Simmons said the following:
“I don’t care who you are, you can’t do what we do physically. So what that means is we also can’t do what the Stones and blues people like B.B. King were to do. Because towards the end, B.B. King sat in a chair and played. We all loved that, but that’s not what we do.“
You can watch the rest of the interview below.