Gene Simmons Planning to Quit Touring: 'I'm 64 Now'

artist: kiss date: 03/26/2014 category: general music news
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Gene Simmons Planning to Quit Touring: 'I'm 64 Now'
The latest KISS feud regarding the Rock Hall earned the band a cover story in the new Rolling Stone magazine issue.

During the chat, the band mostly focused on the mentioned feud, but somewhere near the end, Gene Simmons dropped quite a major announcement - his plans to quit touring.

"I'm 64 now," the bassist noted. "Three more tours. Two, if I have a life change of some kind."

The rest of the interview mostly features the same Simmons/Stanley Vs. Frehley/Criss jabs, with Gene saying that Ace Frehley and Peter Criss "no longer deserve to wear the paint." The bassist did however admit thinking about his former bandmates all the time. "What are they doing now? Where are they? It's gotta be close to the end. How do you make any money? How do you pay your bills?" he wondered.

Sticking to his initial stance, Simmons showed no sympathy, stressing that "the makeup is earned. Just being there at the beginning is not enough ... And if you blow it for yourself, it's your fault. You can’t blame your band members. 'Oh, look what happened to me. Oh, poor me. Look at my little violin.' I have no sympathy," he said.
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