Gene Simmons blasts Simon Cowell
Singer of the band KISS and reality star Gene Simmons has added his voice to the baying crowd of music legends – alongside Roger Daltrey and Elton John – taking shots at Simon Cowell.
Simmons is convinced that he would make an infinitely better judge of talent than the TV mogul, saying he is “more qualified than anybody” to give judgement on new artists.
Talking to the Daily Star, the singer said: "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Factor, I'm more qualified than anybody on the show. Nobody on the show has written songs, then been on stage, or had record companies and managed Liza Minnelli. Nobody can shine my shoes.
"Maybe Simon should talk to me, although he is the only one on television that tells the truth. Everybody is nice, but that's not how life is. Life is: 'You suck, get off the stage.' Realistic is good.
"Part of the reason we like watching these shows is because there are people up there and you're like, 'Are you on crack? Do you actually believe that you belong on stage?' The biggest superstars of all time would have never made it on The X Factor.”
He added: "Imagine if Jimi Hendrix or Mick Jagger or Robert Plant came out. I wouldn't make it, and neither would they. We're peculiar and that's what makes stars interesting, not the fact that you can sing well. Broadway and pop is the place where people really sing correctly."
See Simmons performing with his group Kiss with "I Was Made For Loving You" below:
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