Kiss is my favorite heavy metal band-and always will be. However, it’s quite disappointing to hear Gene Simmons’ words about how we feel about this madman who is in the White House.
Personally, I would think that he would be a little wiser, but I won’t go into the particulars. Even in my disappointment, I will give Simmons credit for the way that he put it; subtly. In Lincolnian terms, with malice toward none and charity toward all-but I still think he’s wrong on this one.
Simmons and Trump have been friends for a very long time, so it’s natural that Simmons would come to the Donald’s defense. That’s what friends do. However, one of the things I loved about Kiss is that they didn’t discuss politics-at least not until sixteen years ago.
Yeah, that changed everything.
At least he did vote for President Obama in 2008, and I know that he did because he admitted to doing so on the radio. I heard him on KLOS back in the old days.
Do I feel crestfallen? Sure! However, I remember what he said in 1987 about hero worship; that it’s a dangerous thing. Why? Your heroes might ultimately disappoint you. This can be found in his section of the Crazy, Crazy Nights tour program from the 1987-1988 tour.
Hence, Gene has disappointed me. However, we all have family members who voted for this guy, so that’s kind of how I view this predicament.
I’ll still buy Kiss albums whenever they are released (let’s admit that they’re only going to record one or two more), but reading what he said just reminds me how sad reality can be sometimes-especially when you’re referring to a man who has made dreams come true.