According to Gene Simmons (72), artists such as Beyoncé (40) and Bruno Mars (36) would have great difficulty performing in the outfits that the band members of KISS wear during their concerts. That is what the bassist of the American band says in conversation with entertainment column ‘ET’.
“The guitar alone weighs more than 5 kilos. Then you still have to breathe fire, fly through the air and that for two hours”
“Don’t get me wrong; Mick Jagger, Bruno Mars, Bono and all those others are great, but if you were to put them or Beyoncé in my outfit… eight-inch platform shoes, boots that weigh as much as a bowling ball, the The entire outfit including all the push buttons, the leather and the armor weighs about 18 kilos,” said Gene.
“The guitar alone weighs more than 5 kilos. Then you have to breathe fire, fly through the air and that for two hours. They would pass out within half an hour.
According to the 72-year-old rocker, he and his KISS colleagues belong to “the hardest working band” in the world. He says he is proud of that and also shares the secret of performing at this level for so long. “No drugs, no alcohol, no smoking. None of that stupid rock ‘n’ roll stuff. I go for a walk with my wife about 5 kilometers every day, that’s not nothing.”
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