Gene Simmons ‘Reviews’ NIN Concert

by Chaz on June 19, 2011

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Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons has posted a brief review of Nine Inch Nails’ August 10, 2009 concert at Fort Canning Park in Singapore.

Simmons, who was in Singapore on business, wrote in an apparently sarcasm-filled posting on his Facebook page, “Went to see Trent Reznor’s [Nine Inch Nails mainman] band. About 1,000 people attended the outdoor event. On other days (it’s a three-day festival), it’s Lady Gaga and Keane. Band was solid. Good lights. Lots of smoke in every song. Couldn’t see the band. But, boy, was there a lot of smoke. Terrific drummer, who played in perfect time with the tape loops. Good stuff… I loved it.”

Reznor stated in a recent interview that he’d “never want to be Gene Simmons, an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work.”

When asked about Reznor’s comments by a fan in the “Letters From Fans” section of Simmons’ web site, Gene replied, “No worries. Trent grew up on Kiss and cut his teeth on our toons. When he was recording ‘Downward Spiral‘, he had two action figures on his mix console — Jesus and Gene Simmons.

Once you’re a self confessed heroin addict, who used the stuff for years, you don’t look at life the way the rest of us do… I’m told.

We all wish him well.”


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