One of the music industry's most influential online analysts Bob Lefsetz and KISS bassist Gene Simmons, took part in a heated debate yesterday. The heated debate took place in the main ballroom at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Shortly after taking Simmons on in a battle of words, Lefsetz sent out the following message via e-mail regarding his conversation with Gene Simmons:
"What an asshole. You can make your own decision who was victorious, I'm sure clips will surface on YouTube. But what stunned me was who this guy was. I truly believed he had another, more human side underneath, that maybe he could let down his guard and laugh at himself. I was wrong. I'd like to tell you our debate was an endless discussion of the issues. Instead, it was constant put-downs of me... My name, my appearance, my experience, my mother. I can handle it, but the relentlessness and the refusal to lighten up completely stunned me. Asshole wouldn't even shake my hand at the end, disappeared like the weasel he truly is. Dick Cheney's got nothing on Gene Simmons.
It would surprise me if Gene Simmons was actually nice to anyone...that would be surprising! Looks like Gene let his enormous ego take over again! I interviewed Gene Simmons last year and he was a real piece of work, to say the least.
Read the Gene Simmons Interview HERE.
KISS will continue to tour. Gene will concoct whatever circus is necessary to put asses in the seats. Whether it be another reunion or an execution on stage.