Gene Simmons on calling it quits: “We’ll do it the right way, with a big party … and maybe free”
GLASGOW, Scotland — “We’re not going to be able to do this into our 70s – and I’m 67 now. But we’ll do it for a few more years and, when we think it’s time to go, we’ll go.”
He may have walked into the interview with a roaring “gie it laldy” to please the Glasgow journalists – but there’s an timeframe on Gene Simmons’ flamboyant stage persona.
Still, the frontman of the “hardest working band in show business” has a show to put on in Glasgow tonight – and it’s a city the band has many fond memories of already.
Speaking exclusively to Glasgow Live ahead of a sold out gig at the SSE Hydro , Gene welled with pride talking about the legendary – and often make up-covered – Glasgow fans.
“The thing that tugs at my heart is when you see a little kid, five years old, sitting on the shoulders of dad, who’s next to his dad, and they’re all wearing Kiss make up.
“We have so much fun and that means the fans have so much fun.
“We have more fun than the Pope – it’s electric church. It’s where people come to forget their problems and the horrible world out there. It’s magic time, and you can’t buy that. It only exists between fans and the band.”
Promising to “shake the heavens” at the Hydro tonight, Gene hinted at a few things to come in the famous Kiss stage show – including a lick of the floor with that infamous tongue of his.
On what happens when the band decide to call it quits, he said: “We’ll do it the right way, with a big party. I’d like to think we’d do something that rocks the planet, something big and worldwide and maybe free.”
The above story courtesy of Glasgow Live