KISS - GENE SIMMONS "Looking Forward To The Death Of Rap"
March 17, 2016, 3 years ago
Gene Simmons is not happy with the pop charts. "I am looking forward to the death of rap," the KISS singer / bassist and reality-TV star tells Rolling Stone correspondent Kory Grow. "I'm looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking."
"Rap will die," he says. "Next year, 10 years from now, at some point, and then something else will come along. And all that is good and healthy." Asked about EDM, Simmons says, "EDM is honest. EDM says, 'Here's a guy onstage who does fuck-all, he does nothing. He presses a button and puts his hands up in the air. He doesn't pretend to be lip-syncing to a track.' He has a light show and it's an honest relationship."
"My thing about the disco divas who get up onstage — and I love Jennifer Lopez and Ciara and Shakira and Madonna and all the girls with names that end in 'a,' they're very talented in their own way — but it's dishonest. They have a backing track. It's really a karaoke bar. Karaoke is more honest, because you know it's karaoke.'"
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