It’s no secret Gene Simmons believes Rock music is dead, however KISS bandmate, Paul Stanley, has a different opinion.
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In a recent interview with Louder, Stanley was asked if he agrees with Simmons’ “Rock is dead” statement that he’s been spreading for decades. For Stanley, the answer was simple.
"It’s a great soundbite, but that’s about all it is," he said, expressing his difference of opinion.
"It ebbs and flows. There’s a lot of Rock music being made right now, and some of it may be too derivative to really stake a claim and take it to the next level, but it will happen, it will happen," he continued. "But the next big Rock band won’t be huge because it sounds like a band from the past, it will have its own voice."
Stanley shared he has unique insight into the world of today’s aspiring Rock bands as his son, Evan, plays in one himself.
"My son Evan is playing all around Los Angeles with a Rock band that kicks ass and is getting great crowds, with beautiful models coming,” he said. “That’s proof to me that Rock’s not dead.”
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