Gene Simmons Meets Carol Kaye

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Kmonk, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I love this picture of Gene Simmons looking puzzled as Carol Kaye explains Jazz chords and theory to him. Gene has openly admitted that he has very limited understanding of theory. He once said that equates playing bass to driving a car. He knows how to drive but doesn't understand what goes on under the hood. He said he feels the same way about music. He knows what sounds good but he doesn't always understand the structure behind it.
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Carol talked about this on her Facebook page. They were both participating in a Canadian documentary about the Music Biz a couple of years back. She had some favorable and candid things to say about Gene. A cool bass moment.....
  3. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    WOW thanks for sharing!

    Everybody can learn something from Carol Kaye, Gene too. Is there any vid footage of this meeting?
  4. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Wealthy circus performer meets musician.
  5. she's probably showing him how to play the basslines she put down for him on his new record.
  6. deste


    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    I thought for a moment, looking at the topic, it was a gossip about their secret son...
    All respect to Mrs. Carol.
  7. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    That was funny.
  8. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Yeah, that's a good one!

    Wonder if HE showed her his tongue...
  9. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
  10. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

    Hmmmm....I wonder if she could spit blood, breath fire, and knock the panties off of thousands of women while maintaining a touring AND recording career of over 40 years? ;)

    Besides, like Gene's make-up better:bassist:
  11. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    This thread make me laugh.
  12. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    "Now, for 'Cold Gin', play in this position"
  13. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Gene gets a bass lesson, Carol gets a makeup lesson!
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member


    Lots of respect for Carol here, plus props to Gene for being honest about his weakness in the theory area.
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    "And the thickest string is called the E string, Gene."
  16. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    Maybe she was schooling him in the art of taking credit for other people's work?
  17. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    On second thought, he's probably already pretty good at that.
  18. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    That's it, that's all.
  19. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
  20. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    There's actually a room big enough to contain those two egos?