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KISS' Gene Simmons Has Some Blunt Words About Michael Jackson
Blabbermouth ^ | 6/28/2009

Posted on 06/28/2009 6:02:33 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has issued the following statement (via his Facebook page) regarding the passing of pop music legend Michael Jackson, who died Thursday (June 25) at age 50:

"[I've] gotten a lot of questions from media and from quite a lot of you [regarding] Michael Jackson.

"I have refused all media requests for interviews. There are enough people in the industry being quoted. Some altruistically, some for media coverage.

"Either way... When I was going out with Diana Ross in the early '80s, I met Michael a few times through her. We spent social time together. Found him to be gentle, charming... obviously very talented. And that was that.

"The Michael of later years is someone I didn't recognize... nor like very much.

"When there are children involved... when there are allegations (many) of child molestation... when there are admissions of inviting countless young boys to spend weekends and sometimes Michael's bed with them (Michael's quote), clothed or unclothed... makes no difference... when there are payoffs to the children making the accusations in the $20,000,000 range ($20 million dollars!!! — as reported by media) ....There's more than doubt in my mind.

"This doesn't take into consideration Michael's children... none of whom are biologically his. All three of whom have had a 'strange' upbringing. But then we don't know much, except a 'father' who thought nothing of dangling his young child over the balcony (head covered in a towel), so his fans could get a thrill.

"So what's my comment regarding Michael's passing? I hope he finds peace. I wish his family and friends all the best in these very sad times.

"But as regards media coverage: celebs can always get media coverage.

"But what about the children who spent nights with Michael in his bed? (He has admitted on camera he has done it many times, and would continue to do it.) They need a voice. And they should have a chance to have their say. With lie detectors attached. Maybe then, away from rich celebrities, tricky lawyers and L.A. court systems that can't seem to convict anyone.... maybe then, we'll find out the truth about child molestation charges leveled at Michael Jackson from children (that's plural, not singular).

"My comment? I recognize and respect his talent, but the rest is very tainted. And I want to hear the truth, once and for all."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: genesimmons; michaeljackson
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To: MarineBrat
The Stanley Theater I'll bet, now "The Benedum Centre"

Never been a KISS fan, bought an album or saw a KISS show, but now have more respect for Gene Simmons than before.

51 posted on 06/28/2009 7:00:23 PM PDT by infidel29 (Apparently the USA has the world's only King Hussein....who knew?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nice.


52 posted on 06/28/2009 7:03:43 PM PDT by Roberts
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Gene is a brilliant guy, a great businessman, and a patriot.


53 posted on 06/28/2009 7:05:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama: Math is hard, so we just make sh-t up.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gene you’ve been shacked up with hottie Shannon Tweed for years and you still don’t have the balls to marry her. Idiot!


54 posted on 06/28/2009 7:06:40 PM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: republicangel
He is quite a character and a pretty good dad.

The show makes it clear how much he cares for his children...a different man than you see on stage.

55 posted on 06/28/2009 7:06:46 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Gene Simmons on the Mike Douglas Show 1974
56 posted on 06/28/2009 7:12:36 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: My Favorite Headache

other than the fact that he hasn’t married the mother of his children he is a very traditional and conservative guy.

I love watching his show “family jewels”.

Its funny as heck! Mostly because it shows the truth...that this self proclaimed “rock god” is nothing more than a henpecked husband trying to do what any middle aged dad does....try and prove to his teenaged kids that he’s still “cool”


57 posted on 06/28/2009 7:13:04 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Ciexyz

I read that Liz Taylor was the first to call him The King of Pop.


58 posted on 06/28/2009 7:15:05 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: infidel29
The Stanley Theater I'll bet, now "The Benedum Centre"

That's the name!!! I couldn't think of it at first, but it was the Stanley Theater. I saw them again on their next trip to Pittsburgh when it was KISS, Rush and Mott The Hoople, again at the Stanley. Little did I know at the time that Rush would become as big as they did.

I want to say that I rode the streetcar down there but I think they were gone by then... sad! We lived in Brookline and rode the streetcars downtown many times. And if I was lucky we continued on to West View Park. :)

59 posted on 06/28/2009 7:20:03 PM PDT by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Ozone34

roflol Can’t hide the hook.
Who was that lady? LOL


60 posted on 06/28/2009 7:21:10 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
WoW!!! Is this for real?
If it is, here is someone who is not afraid to tell the truth! Liza Minellini (sp?) hinted at things and so have some others.
61 posted on 06/28/2009 7:21:17 PM PDT by sugarbabe
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Funny I idolized no man or women


62 posted on 06/28/2009 7:22:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Blue Turtle

Michael will never be at peace. He will be judged by an Almighty God who knows the truth. If he didn’t have Jesus in his life, he’s a lost soul, sad to say.


63 posted on 06/28/2009 7:24:02 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: Ciexyz
Who anointed Michael Jackson the 'King of Pop'?

Elizabeth Taylor.
64 posted on 06/28/2009 7:33:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I've never liked KISS. Ever.

But now I respect Simmons.

Same here. Very good to hear some honest appraisal of the freak that Michael Jackson became (and maybe always was, who knows). It's a very good point that maybe now his young victims may get to have their voices heard.

65 posted on 06/28/2009 7:33:27 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (I can support a person I don't always agree with. What I can never support is a person I don't trust)
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To: kalee
roflol Can’t hide the hook.

Birth name: Chaim Witz

Born: August 25, 1949 (1949-08-25) (age 59)

Haifa, Israel

66 posted on 06/28/2009 7:35:10 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Yes, Gene has made a few profound statements in the past when he has his serious hat on.


67 posted on 06/28/2009 7:36:44 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Ozone34

I know that. LOL
Who was the lady in the clip? She was FUNNY!


68 posted on 06/28/2009 7:43:16 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Zeppelin

i knew he was jewish but i did not know the rest. i now find it hilariously ironic that he played a very nasty muslim terrorist in the movie “wanted: dead or alive”.


69 posted on 06/28/2009 7:47:34 PM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: kalee
I know that. LOL Who was the lady in the clip? She was FUNNY!

Totie Fields

Kiss Meets Totie

70 posted on 06/28/2009 7:53:32 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: pnh102
My thoughts exactly.

Speaking of Gene Simmons, check out this You Tube video of Gene Simmons on the Mike Douglas Show, circa 1974. What a freak. And I mean Gene. You have to wonder what Mike Douglas was thinking.

71 posted on 06/28/2009 8:04:56 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Ozone34

Her name sounds familiar. THANKS!


72 posted on 06/28/2009 8:10:22 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: madamemayhem

I havent seen that film...perhaps I’ll check it out soon!

thanks! :)


73 posted on 06/28/2009 8:22:48 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Where have you gone, Joe McCarthy, oh? A nation turns illiberel eyes to you...oo oo oo...)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I have watched Gene on his show a few times and have grown to like him. He seems to be raising some nice kids and he loves them dearly.....I feel his comments about MJ were spot on. He recognized his talent but did not give him a free pass about his other activities.....he said it a polite but honest manner....
74 posted on 06/28/2009 8:29:51 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: pnh102

I have concluded in recent years that Simmons is definitely a conservative.


75 posted on 06/28/2009 8:30:50 PM PDT by scannell
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To: Zeppelin

it has rutger hauer and the guy who played “benson” robert guillame or something like that. warning the movie is kinda stupid..and it is kinda violent, but the end is a blast.


76 posted on 06/28/2009 8:33:56 PM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: JoeProBono
Yes, Gene can be an ass (to know us is to love us), but, Gene rocks - he also had Dubya's back when we went in and handed Saddam his head, too. For all his contradictions, he walks the walk when it counts. He's a self-described social conservative. Big supporter of our troops, too. (And yes, as a teen, I bought every album up to (and including) Dynasty. Then Music From "The Elder" chased me out of the record store.)


77 posted on 06/28/2009 8:37:40 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: goat granny

I love his son. He seemed much more mature than his parents. lol. Wise is the young man who can learn from his parents’ mistakes.


78 posted on 06/28/2009 8:39:14 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I didn't like them back in the 70s and 80s. My sons did though. Then I learned what you posted and now I listen to their music all of the time. LOL! Isn't that weird!

Glad you finally treated yourself. "Hotter than Hell", and "Creatures of the Night" may be two of the best rock albums ever.

79 posted on 06/28/2009 8:50:33 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: mad_as_he$$

One of the most obnoxious people to ever walk the earth too. I know those guys from way back when I was on the bill with them in a club called Coventry in Long Island NY.
I happen to agree with his statement by the way but Gene is obnoxious as hell.


80 posted on 06/28/2009 8:54:35 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Ever hear of Vitiligo? It’s a rare skin disease that changes the skin’s pigmentation. Jackson had it.
He did everything he possible could to change his entire body and face ..come on man


81 posted on 06/28/2009 8:58:14 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

I doubt he ever had the disease. I think he got the doctor to lie. Back in the day I believed the doctor. But now I think he just bleached his skin.


82 posted on 06/28/2009 9:03:26 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy

Yea , no kidding .


83 posted on 06/28/2009 9:04:42 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: RummyChick

Did Joe Jackson really just promote his new business while discussing the death of his son???


84 posted on 06/28/2009 9:27:30 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: RummyChick

Was he promoting his record label? Sounds like Joe Jackson - he’s wrenching every last penny he can off of his dead son! No wonder Michael was the way he was.


85 posted on 06/28/2009 9:44:29 PM PDT by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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To: constitutiongirl
Both kids seem mature and grounded...It just goes to show that you never know who will be a great parent and who wouldn't...They sure show respect and love for each other...I laughed at how protective Gene was of his daughter...Don't mess with daddy's girl...or you will suffer the consequences.....good show..
86 posted on 06/28/2009 10:00:33 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: taxtruth

He didn’t say anything other than everyone knew publicly. What Gene did is what most of white Hollywood did- stay away from the guy. For some reason, blacks emnbraced him, thinking it was all a plot- OJ, Tyson, R Kelly, Jim Brown...


87 posted on 06/29/2009 4:45:17 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: MarineBrat

Stanley Theater?


88 posted on 06/29/2009 4:47:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: blam

Interesting..... my son was also a Kiss Fan. I wonder if there were hidden conservative truths unrevealed except to the true fan believers


89 posted on 06/29/2009 4:55:11 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The boy's war in Detriot has already cost more then the war in Iraq.)
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To: Kimmers

Agreed


90 posted on 06/29/2009 8:11:44 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: PghBaldy
Stanley Theater?

Yes, up on post 59 I realized it was the Stanley Theater after someone else mentioned it. I do now remember that I was catching the bus (not streetcar) back to Brookline, and it was the last bus of the night. I think the bus stop was at Market Square, and I remember all the queers driving around trying to pick up strangers. (Some things never change) That was a shock to me when I slowly understood what those strange men were doing when they drove by and gestured oddly. Truly disgusting.

Of the KISS concert I really only remember LOUD!!!! I had never been to a concert before that, and my ears were virgins. I didn't bring any ear protection, and hadn't yet known about chewing up small pieces of paper and using them as earplugs in such an emergency.

91 posted on 06/29/2009 8:18:02 AM PDT by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: PghBaldy
Stanley Theater?

Yes, up on post 59 I realized it was the Stanley Theater after someone else mentioned it. I do now remember that I was catching the bus (not streetcar) back to Brookline, and it was the last bus of the night. I think the bus stop was at Market Square, and I remember all the queers driving around trying to pick up strangers. (Some things never change) That was a shock to me when I slowly understood what those strange men were doing when they drove by and gestured oddly. Truly disgusting.

Of the KISS concert I really only remember LOUD!!!! I had never been to a concert before that, and my ears were virgins. I didn't bring any ear protection, and hadn't yet known about chewing up small pieces of paper and using them as earplugs in such an emergency.

92 posted on 06/29/2009 8:21:11 AM PDT by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Ciexyz
What kind of troubled person would go to such extremes to change his skin color and his Afro-American facial features?

Maybe someone that was abused by their Afro-American father and didn't want to grow old looking like that very abuser?

93 posted on 06/29/2009 10:06:34 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: RummyChick
I watched some of the shows on The Apprentice with him. OH man, what an ego. He went down thinking he knew better than the Kodak executive. It was a funny thing to watch.

Yes, I saw that, too. Arrogant jerk only scratches the surface when describing his behavior on that show.

94 posted on 06/29/2009 10:09:32 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

http://floacist.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/vitiligo-photos-michael-jackson/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1196220/Revealed-Intimate-pictures-Michael-Jacksons-family-album-seen-time.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1088225/Michael-Jackson-Muslim-changes-Mikaeel.html


95 posted on 06/29/2009 10:40:01 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: kalee
I read that Liz Taylor was the first to call him The King of Pop.

Yeah the news reported that Liz Taylor is the one that coined the phrase.

96 posted on 06/29/2009 10:42:49 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: kalee
I read that Liz Taylor was the first to call him The King of Pop.

Yeah the news reported that Liz Taylor is the one that coined the phrase.

97 posted on 06/29/2009 10:46:50 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: EDINVA

Gene is just a regular kid who came up with a schtick to make his rock band gain more attention than others.

Grew up a Jewish kid in Queens (NYC) and made a dream reality. Good for him. Happened to see him at a book signing at Virgin Megastore in Times Square.

Was upstairs looking at some stuff and he was downstairs. Looked through the glass at him downstairs. He’s pretty observant. Saw me and another guy there looking down while he was signing.

He gave a wave and I gave a thumbs up.

When I was in grammar school I liked Rock n Roll Over. A fun album.


98 posted on 06/29/2009 11:02:52 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: Netizen

Yes, when his trial was ongoing and he was having a hart time walking into the courtroom, he would push his father who tried to support him away. He accepted a supporting arm from his mother and his brothers.


99 posted on 06/29/2009 2:09:41 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: A. Patriot

I heard it preached recently that we Christians are not here to judge sinners, but to love them and lead them to Christ. I have a problem with Christians who dare to sit in judgment of Michael Jackson’s life. They should instead feel ashamed before our Lord that it seems not one “Christian” who may have been in Michael’s life had one bit of influence in leading him to Christ! He had recently converted to Islam.


100 posted on 06/29/2009 2:17:22 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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