Paul Stanley: 'I Can See Simmons' Ego From My House'

Paul Stanley discusses his bandmate's ego and admits, that Gene often talks as if their achievements as a partnership are all his own work.

Paul Stanley: 'I Can See Simmons' Ego From My House'
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Paul Stanley admits Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons lets his ego run away with him and talks as if their achievements as a partnership are all his own work. And the frontman is amazed that anyone would pay attention to a musician's opinions on other matters, which is why he keeps his thoughts to himself. Stanley tells CNN: "Gene lives about five minutes from me - I can see his ego from my house!" "Gene enjoys being out there saying me, me, me' when it's actually we, we, we.' We're partners, and part of the dynamic of a successful partnership is knowing its limitations." "Friends come and go; we're family, which is more important." While Simmons is happy to answer any political question he's asked, Stanley prefers not to do the same. "I certainly have my own opinions," he says. "But to stand up and think I have some sort of transfusion of knowledge on subjects I'm not that familiar with?" "It's embarrassing and astonishing to see people given media coverage who don't deserve it. There's nothing more embarrassing than seeing people who've become famous in film or music suddenly feeling they're in a position to have qualified opinions about anything other than music." "I'm stunned when people actually take them seriously. That's not a sleight to anybody who's close to me that's my astonishment at what I see on television." "Does it really matter what somebody who has a hit record things of the political scene? It's absurd to me." Meanwhile, Kiss have confirmed a tie-in deal with comedy cartoon franchise Family Guy. The band have appeared in the show three times and they've extended their relationship with a co-branded product line to be released later this year. Stanley says: "We're focusing more and more on the upper-tier, blue-chip opportunities for prestige partnerships. Family Guy's track record and consistent success with its demographic makes this match ideal." Thanks to Classic Rock Magazine for the report.

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    rip3149
    was i the only one that read about musicians and polotics and thought of Dave Mustaine?
    Shiookami
    Okay two things, one, Gene Simmons is an icon, yes it's a partnership but without Gene's stage persona KISS wouldn't have been as big, ever. (I love KISS but it's kinda true) Two is FUCK YES! THANK YOU PAUL STANLEY!!! finally a musician who takes a stand against celebreties like ****ing Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine, they're amazing musicians and need to stick to that!
    Vicryl 2.0
    "Its embarrassing and astonishing to see people given media coverage who dont deserve it. Theres nothing more embarrassing than seeing people whove become famous in film or music suddenly feeling theyre in a position to have qualified opinions about anything other than music." "Im stunned when people actually take them seriously. Thats not a sleight to anybody whos close to me thats my astonishment at what I see on television." this.... there are tons of celebrities who after became famous thinks they're opinions are very important and should be taken too seriously.
    Nitronimor
    W-what Paul Stanley, the only rational rock star? He is (one of) the hero(s) that music deserves.
    jrodgers
    what pisses me off even more is when celebrities puke out their idiotic opinions, then try to justify it by saying their status gives them the "responsibility" to "say what needs to be said"
    swave75
    It's strange to read this. First of all as a HUGE KISS fan, Paul Stanley is very vocal on stage. Gene Simmons is not. Off stage it is the other way around. Sometimes I think Gene only says things to stay in the limelight. Good or bad. On a side note I have had "A Million to One" from the "Lick it Up" album in my head all day long.