GENE SIMMONS and PAUL STANLEY are supposed to be the two guys in KISS who get along. But they just traded insults over Paul’s voice, and Gene’s lame solo tour.
Gene started it during a solo show in Australia earlier this month, when he told the crowd, quote, “I’ll sing everything. Because my voice always works! I don’t lose my voice. I don’t lose my voice . . . Paul Stanley.”
“Rolling Stone” asked Paul about that, and he acted like it didn’t bother him at all. But he did manage to throw a passive-aggressive counterpunch. He said, quote, “He’s out having a great time.
“He’s doing these . . . most of them are free concerts, and when he charges tickets they don’t sell a lot of tickets . . . and I’m sure he’s trying to keep it light for the couple hundred people or whatever, and that’s great!”
But he also talked about how close they are, and said, quote, “We have a bond that is enviable . . . we can snit all we want and we can take little potshots, but at the end of the day, nobody would stick up for him more than me, and vice versa.”
He also ADMITTED his voice isn’t what it used to be. Quote, “I’ve been doing a lot recently to make sure that my voice is in great form. [But] if you want to hear me sound like I did on ‘Kiss Alive!’, then put on ‘Kiss Alive!’.”
(You can listen here. Skip ahead to 13:26.)