KISS’s Gene Simmons: ‘Generations Of Fans Have Been Trained Not To Pay For Music’

Gene Simmons says that he writes new music “all the time” but insists that the business is dead for anybody but the established artists.

Although KISS hasn’t released a studio album since 2012’s “Monster”, frontman Paul Stanley said last fall that a follow-up effort was on the way.

Image result for gene simmons images

Asked by Doug Podell of Detroit’s 94.7 WCSX radio station if there is an incentive for KISS to make new records considering that direct music sales play a significantly diminished role compared to a couple of decades ago, Simmons said (hear audio below): “The business is dead. Not for us — we can continue to tour, and The [RollingStones can continue to play the songs everybody loves and so can Paul McCartney and stuff. But for a new band, it’s dead. You have to give away your music for free, because generations of fans have been trained — shamefully — not to pay for music. Download, fileshare, view — I don’t care what you call it — the truth is new bands don’t have a chance.” Via Blabbermouth

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s