Hard rock royalty KISS’ bassist and singer Gene Simmons is regarded as a cutthroat businessman who has succeeded in making his group a household name and one of the most talked-about names in the genre. Simmons frequently shares his ideas and heated comments in the public, which usually garners attention.
Simmons claims in a recent interview with Goldmine that he is more interested in accomplishing what he wants to do than making friends.
“Even today as I sit here, other than Paul [Stanley], and we only get together when we do stuff for the band… How do I say this without sounding inhuman? I don’t have friends. Yeah, if friends means, ‘Gee, I don’t know what I’m going to do this afternoon. Hey, you want to come over and hang out?’ I’m more interested in what I want to do, and I don’t want to pretend that I’m interested in what you want to do because I am not.”
KISS member Gene Simmons acknowledges that, with the exception of one person, he has no friends despite having millions of loyal devotees.
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