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KISS Respond to Santana Slam

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p>It's hard to argue when one party agrees, isn't it? <a href="http://www.antimusic.com/dayinrock/05/oct/18/17.shtml">Read what Gene had to say about Carlos.</a></p>
  2. This isn't the first time a lead guitarist has ragged on a bass player.
  3. johnvice


    Sep 7, 2004
    Gene was quoted as saying "I'm not a musician. I am in the music business and I stress BUSINESS." He has also said the musicianship in KISS is average or less than average.

    For someone who doesn't profess to be a musician, I'd say Gene has done all right ;)

    As for Gene's response, what else did you expect ? People with the business acumen of Gene Simmons realize there is nothing to gain by retaliation. Both Santana and KISS share the same classic rock fan base. Simmons knows it's a loosing proposition to alienate Santana fans who are also marginal KISS fans.

    I'm not sure where Carlos gets off on taking pot shots at other people's musical talent (or lack therof) as it really doesn't look good on a legendary musician like him.

    Maybe Carlos could give Gene music lessons in exchnage for some marketing and public relations lessons from Gene.