NIKKI SIXX Seemingly Mocks GENE SIMMONS - "Thinking Of Trademarking" Middle Finger Salute
June 15, 2017, a year ago
Mötley Crüe / Sixx:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has taken to social media in response to the recent story that KISS bassist Gene Simmons is attempting to trademark the Devil's Horns hand gesture. Sixx jokingly posted that he is "thinking of trademarking" the middle finger, aka flipping the bird.
According to Simmons, this hand gesture was first used in commerce on November 14th, 1974, which appears to correspond with KISS’ Hotter Than Hell tour. The report states that the hand gesture appears quite similar to what's known as the "Sign of the horns," a devil signal that, according to an entertaining entry from Wikipedia, dates back to the 5th Century BC founder of Buddhism. It's also the American Sign Language gesture for "I love you."
Simmons is claiming the hand gesture mark for "entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist."
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