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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!


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1 posted on 06/14/2012 11:49:40 AM PDT by Why So Serious
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To: Why So Serious

Paul Stanley has demonstrated higher IQ than 99.999999999% of the entertainment industry.

Good on him!!!!


2 posted on 06/14/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Why So Serious

Simmons has always struck me as the brains of the outfit but maybe that’s because I see him on TV more.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 11:56:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Da Coyote
Paul Stanley has demonstrated higher IQ than 99.999999999% of the entertainment industry.

... and about 40-something percent of the general public.

4 posted on 06/14/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Why So Serious
Along with that, I don't think Gene feels his "celebrity" gives him that either. I think Gene uses his celebrity more to benefit the troops, and because of that attracts the media attention, who then ask him his views, which he then gives.

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.)

5 posted on 06/14/2012 12:08:51 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Why So Serious

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.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Why So Serious
Not the only one...

"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."

-Alice Cooper

7 posted on 06/14/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Didn’t Alice run for Governor of Arizona with the slogan “A Troubled Man for Troubled Times.”?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Why So Serious

was it Bernard Goldberg who wrote the book “Shut Up and Sing”?
Paul Stanley must have read it apparently.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mountn man

:: Usually bassists are the least known of band members. ::

Seriously! Like so few people know of that McCartney fellow from the 60s < /snark >


10 posted on 06/14/2012 12:50:35 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
was it Bernard Goldberg who wrote the book “Shut Up and Sing”?

I thougt it was Laura Ingraham?

11 posted on 06/14/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: mountn man
Usually bassists are the least known of band members.

"We disagree..."

12 posted on 06/14/2012 1:20:08 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: JRios1968; Cletus.D.Yokel
Usually bassists are the least known of band members.

In case you missed it

Usually bassists are the least known of band members.

Adv. 1. usually - under normal conditions; "usually she was late"
commonly, normally, ordinarily, unremarkably

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adverb
normally, generally, mainly, commonly, regularly, mostly, routinely, on the whole, in the main, for the most part, by and large, most often, ordinarily, as a rule, habitually, as is usual, as is the custom, USU (S.M.S.) The best information about hotels usually comes from friends.

14 posted on 06/14/2012 2:03:18 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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...


15 posted on 06/14/2012 2:17:41 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: JRios1968

I didn’t know Kiefer Sutherland was a bassist?


16 posted on 06/14/2012 2:28:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Why So Serious

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..


17 posted on 06/14/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Hugin

[Simmons is a businessman who used rock and roll to become rich.]

Rock and roll and his tongue.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 2:46:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t even ask what Jack Bauer would do for a Klondike bar...


19 posted on 06/14/2012 3:03:22 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: mountn man

“...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.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: NCC-1701
See #10-He beat you to it.

See #14

21 posted on 06/14/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: NCC-1701
See #10-He beat you to it.

See #14

22 posted on 06/14/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

I know, I know. Running a bit behind today. :-)


23 posted on 06/14/2012 4:00:33 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: JRios1968

My thoughts too! BTW - RUSH’s new album out a couple of days ago is excellent.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 4:09:29 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No, that was Laura Ingraham.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 4:10:56 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: mountn man
Usually bassists are the least known of band members.

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.

26 posted on 06/14/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa
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.

Okay.

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.

27 posted on 06/14/2012 5:11:11 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

In case you missed it, I labeled my post as “snark”.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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