Today, Gene Simmons got DDOS’d.
There are really quite a few good things to say about Kiss, and if you disbelieve me, I strongly encourage you to listen to Henry Rollins’ monologue “It’s Kiss!” parts one and two.
However, Gene. Jesus man. I know it’s just a web site, but it’s really frightening how many old school music people really don’t understand the attitudes of people on the web. It’s safe to say that ‘paradigms’ have shifted and a lot of new ‘marketplace opportunities’ have emerged (little douche lingo for those unaware of the blatant commercial vernacular the music industry has inherited). Look how iTunes stole a shit load of power away from the major labels and retail outlets. This is the era of tech dudes. And coincidentally, tech dudes are into music and movies. So it’s only a natural progression that they would have corralled some clout in the music industry AND the music marketplace, with their bleeps and blogs, 1s and 0s and whathaveyou.
Honestly, Gene, why did you have to go and run your mouth? Thought you were a cool guy. You know you’re rich, maybe you could have been ‘haha look at those kids with their internet. They’re incorrigible! Rascals!!!” instead of playing the role of the crotchety old man, going all Silas Marner while ranting at the kids playing near your front yard, mentioning that anal rape is a fitting punishment for those who copy music from other people without paying for it.
And now your website is effed. Probably doesn’t matter, for all I know it had a half-broken Yahoo storefront and three dead links to Kiss tour dates from 1997.
Anyway, Gene, reach out my friend. Embrace the future. Use the emailatron and hit us up.