Shut Up, Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons. Once upon a time, he played bass and unrolled his tongue out for that brown paper bag of musical hurt that is Kiss. Now, he just goes around saying stupid things like this:

Make sure your brand is protected. Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don't let anybody cross that line. The music industry was asleep at the wheel, and didn't have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we're left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs. There's no industry.

Great. Sue first, ask later. A perfect philosophy to go through business and life. Perhaps someone should sue the hell out of that son of yours. You know, the guy who plagiarized Bleach.

But no, Gene, piracy hasn't destroyed the music industry. Bad shit, like 99% of the crap you vomited out back in the 70s and 80s, has. And the market is still going, you assclown.


Go to Ars Technica to read a summary of Simmons' spewing at the MIPCOM convention, in Cannes. It just gets better, in a bad sort of way. [Ars TechnicaThanks for pointing out the plagiarizing son, readers!]