GENE SIMMONS “Hugely Influenced” NIRVANA’s Krist Novoselic

May 25, 2015, 8 years ago

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GENE SIMMONS “Hugely Influenced” NIRVANA’s Krist Novoselic

In Part 2 of Alternative Nation’s interview with Meat Puppets drummer Shandon Sahm, Shandon discusses performing at the Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiere, how he bonded with Krist Novoselic over their love of KISS, and opening for Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players. An excerpt from the interview follows:

Q: How was it playing Sundance at the premiere of the Kurt Cobain doc, Montage Of Heck? Who were some celebs you got to meet and hang out with at the premiere?

A: “That was freaking cool, too. We met Jack Black, who was a huge Meat Puppets fan, and saw Novoselic again – we always talk about KISS when I see him. Gene Simmons was a huge influence on him, and you can tell by his sound – he uses a 70’s Gibson Punisher or Grabber. Meeting Frances was cool, too. She was very sweet and I thanked her for having us. She was so down to earth. Park City, Utah is very beautiful. Great weather and the place we stayed at was “styling” to say the least. Lots of fun. I guess the only thing was it could have been more of a venue instead of sticking us in a corner and a little more PA. But in the end a good time was had by all, and that’s what really matters. I met Brett Morgen, too – he’s a really nice guy and I’m gonna put him on the list when we play LA on July 20th at the House of Blues! That was really it as far as celebs, but we did see Toby McGuire, but he seemed a little standoffish. Jack was totally freaking cool though.”

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Ahead of ‎KISS' tour of Australia in October, Simmons called in Jonesy & Amanda for a chat. Check out the interview below.

KISS' Australian tour schedule is as follows:


3 - Arena - Perth, Australia
6 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
8 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
10 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia
12 - Entertainment Centre - Newcastle, Australia
13 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia

The band's spring tour schedule is as follows:


29 - Rockavaria Festival - Munich, Germany
31 - Grune Hölle Festival - Nurburg, Germany


2 - O2 Arena - Hamburg, Germany
3 - O2 Arena - Berlin, Germany
4 - Leipzig Arena - Leipzig, Germany
6 - Rock In Vienna Festival - Vienna, Austria
8 - O2 Arena - Prague, Czech Republic
10 - Hallenstadion - Zürich, Switzerland
11 - Arena di Verona - Verona, Italy
14 - Download Festival - Castle Donington, UK
16 - Le Zenith - Paris, France
18 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21 - Saint Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
22 - Barclay Card Arena - Madrid, Spain

Go to this location for ticket links and information.

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