Skip to comments.KISS's Paul Stanley on CNN's Carol Costello Show
Posted on 06/14/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by Why So Serious
Sorry that I do not have a link to this. Paul Stanley was on CNN [I turned it on because I saw him on the TV in the corner of the room]. The last part of the interview Carol said to Paul that Gene Simmons has expressed his political view, and offered Paul the opportunity to chime in.
Paul's response went something like this ... "I think it is stupid for people think that just because they have a knack to record a number one song, or make a good movie that it qualifies them as some sort of expert in other areas. Just because you can sing well does not make you politically astute. You are stupid if you think it does, and others are stupid if they think that your political opinion matters just because you can sing or act. I would not sit here and pretend like my opinion matters, nor will I sit here and tell you that other people's opinions matter. It doesn't!"
Finally glad to see someone admit it!
Paul Stanley has demonstrated higher IQ than 99.999999999% of the entertainment industry.
Good on him!!!!
Simmons has always struck me as the brains of the outfit but maybe that’s because I see him on TV more.
... and about 40-something percent of the general public.
Unlike other celebrities who feel they must "share" their "wisdom" with the masses at the drop of a hate (or their panties).
(On a side note. I think its ironic how Paul Stanley, KISS' front man, is always out of the media. Meanwhile the bassist, is the off stage front man. Usually bassists are the least known of band members.)
Paul, I think, is all about KISS. Simmons is a different animal, so when he speaks I hear a businessman not the kooky blood spitter on stage in makeup.
Simmons of course got his fame via KISS, but today his persona is much more. I pray for his soul....he is very smart but lost.
"So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick. .... If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."
Didn’t Alice run for Governor of Arizona with the slogan “A Troubled Man for Troubled Times.”?
was it Bernard Goldberg who wrote the book “Shut Up and Sing”?
Paul Stanley must have read it apparently.
:: Usually bassists are the least known of band members. ::
Seriously! Like so few people know of that McCartney fellow from the 60s < /snark >
I thougt it was Laura Ingraham?
Stanley is a rocker. Simmons is a businessman who used rock and roll to become rich. His real passion is clearly making money, not music.
In case you missed it
Usually bassists are the least known of band members.
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A friend of mine who worked in PR has alluded to similar statements about Paul. Prayers for him are definitely warranted, IMO. Like you said, smart, but lost in some ways...
I didn’t know Kiefer Sutherland was a bassist?
There is great wisdom in knowing that you know very little, and that your opinion means little... even more impressive when it’s a celebrity, whose life is filled with sycophants who make it seem like the opposite is true, 24-7..
[Simmons is a businessman who used rock and roll to become rich.]
Rock and roll and his tongue.
Don’t even ask what Jack Bauer would do for a Klondike bar...
“...Usually bassists are the least known of band members....”
There was a guy name McCartney who played the bass that was pretty well know in certain circles.
I know, I know. Running a bit behind today. :-)
My thoughts too! BTW - RUSH’s new album out a couple of days ago is excellent.
No, that was Laura Ingraham.
Usually, but on the other hand: Geddy Lee, Sting, Mike Rutherford (more so for Mike + The Mechanics than Genesis, of course), Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Roger Waters, Lemmy, and Peter Cetera.
I suspect the relative rarity of bassist frontmen is that it's arguably more difficult to play bass than rhythm guitar while singing.
Here's a list John Paul Jones, John Deacon, Cliff Williams, Ronnie Wood, Adam Clayton, Tom Hamilton, Alec Such, Randy Meisner, Tim Schmit,John Illsey, Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, Duff McKagan, John Entwhistle, Francis Buchholz, Michael Anthony, David Brown, Ross Valory, Krist Novoselic, Rick Savage, Nikki Sixx
All these are bassists from some of the top selling bands of all time. Unless your a fan of these bands, you're not going to have a clue who they are. (Unless of course because of notoriety.)
If someone names these bands, more likely than not, people will be able to tell you the lead singers name and maybe the lead guitarist.
Then there is Sting and Paul McCartney and Geddy Lee, who are bassists AND lead singers.
Other than Paul McCartney with the Beatles, all the people I listed, were with bands that sold more records than the bands you list included.
In case you missed it, I labeled my post as “snark”.
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