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“In all honesty, I am not the most qualified person to comment on rap,” admits Kiss’ iconic Demon

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"I must confess," says Simmons of a new Lamb of God track, "this type of vocal styling — what would happen if a werewolf tried singing? — just ain't my thing."

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Even at age 65, Gene Simmons is a man who likes to keep his calendar full. Earlier this week, the Kiss bassist shared the stage with Johnny Depp, and on October 30th, he and his bandmates set sail on the Kiss Kruise V, featuring a full-album performance of Alive!, which turns 40 on September 10th. We caught up with Simmons a couple weeks back to get his thoughts on seven diverse songs, from a vintage Bee Gees classic to a new Lamb of God rager.

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