It’s bullshit and it’s carved a river of discontent in the Kiss Army, and I think it’s why the band has treaded lightly in America while this ruse is in play.
But now they’re back, touring and releasing records in a completely different environment than during their heyday. It seemed that Gene was right when he stated that he hoped the band would stop recording because kids don’t buy music-they illegally download it.
I’ll give it to whoever managing this band is getting as much life out of this irrelevant unit as they can, to secure a deal with Wal-Mart was pretty cool.
But I didn’t see the Kiss section around as long as The Eagles or AC/DC.
The record may have flopped, but Gene and Paul know they’ve got to get the beast on the road again because they haven’t learned to budget accordingly for the day when it’s time to cut the power to that giant Kiss light behind the drum riser.
So Alive 35 gotten the two co-founders looking at a retirement fund, but with record sales in the toilet and a fan-base that’s had it up to here with the band’s total disrespect to the Kiss legacy, how to you fill the seats in the arena?
You let every kid 14 and under in for free.
Does Gene know about this?
According to his Twitter feed, yes.
Hey, if you're 14 years old or under, you can attend any KISS concert in the
upcoming N. American Tour (check out KISSONLINE.COM) for FREE. 5:15 PM Jun 3rd via
Simmons had a public debate with Bob Lefsez last year, in which he seemed like a stuck in the mud to anything different to his view of the music paradigm. In that respect, and also because Gene is a notoriously greedy individual, you have to wonder how excited he is about letting a big part of the gate in for free.
That's spelled F-R-E-E. Yep. It's on us. 5:15 PM Jun 3rd via
When you think about it, it’s genius. Not as many people buy their shit anymore, a bunch of their songs are left unheard, and without a visual spectical, the very notion of Kiss becomes a passing thing without a eyewitness account.
By letting in the youth, their young minds will be sufficiently blown to where they’ll become die-hard Kiss Army freaks.
They won’t even care that Peter and Ace aren’t on stage.
How long Gene will agree to this is a matter yet to be seen, but I’d entertain the idea with my own son. He’s aware of them-thanks to the make-up-but he has no idea of anything they sing. I think it’d be a trip to bring him to a show and get his reaction to all the nonsense.
And I don’t see the Wiggles letting kids in for free.