You know, you don’t hear about Paul Stanley spouting nonsense nonstop. He’s stuck apologizing for this human potato man.
Gene Simmons has a long history of being deeply sensitive about death. JK, no, he told depressed people they should go kill themselves. So, in an interview with Newsweek, he was equally delicate regarding the death of Prince.
“I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them. I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that. But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you… but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”
He went on to compare deaths, because that’s a great slope to slide down. David Bowie’s death? Acceptable. The others? LIFE FAILURES.
“Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness,” Simmons tells Newsweek. “All the other ones were a choice.” Even Prince? “His drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?”
This has been Gene Simmons Says Things. What an unbearable asshole.