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KISS bassist Gene Simmons: “Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job”




KISS bassist Gene Simmons: “Try being nice to rich people”


Kiss star Gene Simmons says he’s proud to be among the One Percent of the world’s richest people – and insists everyone else owes him a debt of gratitude.

The bassist believes the world would descend into “chaos” if it wasn’t for him and fellow millionaires.

Simmons tells UTSanDiego.com: “The one percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. 50 percent of the population of the US pays no taxes. The one percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the one percent didn’t exist there would be chaos and the economy would drop dead.”

He adds: “Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.”

Describing his 30 years of extreme financial security as “fantastic” he continues: “You know how I spell ‘shameless?’ P-r-o-u-d.”

And he explains: “People often confuse my pride and self-confidence with arrogance. I’m like an animal in the jungle that pisses on the ground and doesn’t ask permission. That’s full disclosure before the facts – others hold their opinions to themselves and never say who they are. You will always know who I am. You don’t have to like it.”

Kiss – whose induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame set off an explosion of controversy this year – are touring the US with Def Leppard.


The above courtesy of Classic Rock & UT San Diego

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  • Hei lig

    Man. It seems like as he gets older, he’s intentionally trying to become the biggest tool on the planet. There’s a saying; “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize”. Maybe Jann Wenner was right about these guys all along.

  • Mickmars

    This cocksucker stopped being relevant 35 years ago,so now he just specializes in being a douchenozzle to keep his name in the news. There’s a reason they basically had to pay people to come to roast you years ago dude. It’s because you have no friends.its true what TheBeatles sang about money,as in, it can’t buy me love…..

  • Z MAN

    Obama voters hate the rich….thats why Obozo got two terms.Does 50 million on foodstamps sound good? Yes we can.

  • Scott Percelli

    Gene you will be wearing adult diapers sooner than you think and when you’re dead you don’t take any of the bullshit you love with you. Back to square one in your Kiss casket with sponsors on the side…you classless SOB.

  • Charles Bailey

    KISS co-founder, Gene Simmons is quoted with saying… ” I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.” Considering it’s those same poor people, the common folks, far BELOW the 1%, that have bought your trinkets over the years… I’d venture to say that you are not only a complete fuck tard, but a liar as well. Those “poor people” have kept your fumbling old ass employed for 30+ years. Get over it, Gene. The dollar is collapsing. KISS is a joke. You are a public and professional joke to the other guys in the band. Not to mention sad. Just sad.

  • Trippie

    Fuckin a man… Couldn’t have said it better myself

  • Santacruzinswitzerland

    Amen. Poor people paid for this guy to literally dress and act like a clown all his life. Millions work just as hard or harder than you, Gene, but never make it. How about some gratitude and humility for the gifts you got, instead of acting like a pissing jungle asshole.

  • AJ Strong

    Gene Simmons… the Mitt Romney of rock n roll.

  • Eric Rahn

    This is exactly why I have more respect for Paul.

  • Jose Matienzo

    Gene Simmons is a idiot, that is why I stopped listening to the Gene and Paul show, because he feels he is so much better than everyone.

  • Johnny Tuscadero

    Fuck him and fuck the imposters.

  • Brian Johnson

    “… I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.”

    If it wasn’t for the “poor”, Mr.Simmons would not be living the life he has, nor the “job” he does as a musician.

  • Zionistout

    He is also damned Jew. His tribe is responsible for most of the hardships white people in the US are facing, especially economic and social. I stopped listening to KISS many years ago when this Jewish rat started going off about Israhell. Matter of fact I have started listening to white power bands more. Though most of their music is not very good. Bands like Landser and so on can produce a few good songs. I still listen to some main stream rock music. It’s best these chimps in clown suits keep their mouths closed and do their jobs. Also KISS music is usually bland.

  • Eric Rahn

    This is another example of someone not knowing what those terms mean, or how numbers work. Just because Gene Simmons is wealthy doesn’t mean he’s part of the 1%. He’s not even close. The 1% is mostly made up of people you’ve never heard of. They are not celebrities, and agreeing with them doesn’t automatically make you one of them. This is just as dumb as teabaggers posting signs that say, “I am not the 99%”. Wrong, dumbass. Unless only 1% of the population has as much or more wealth than you, you ARE the 99%! And that would include Gene! That’s how percentages work. It doesn’t matter how you vote or who you side with. It’s just basic math.