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Re: GENE SIMMONS Slams CARLOS SANTANA:
'Get Off The Stage'

Source: http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Rec/rec.music.artists.kiss/2009−06/msg00660.html



      • From: Bone Machine <machine.bone@xxxxxxxxx>
      • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:38:27 −0700 (PDT)

On Jun 12, 12:36 am, KISSFAN1 <KISSBOOTLEGCOLLEC...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

       GENE SIMMONS Slams CARLOS SANTANA: 'Get Off The Stage' − June 11,
       2009

       KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons had harsh words for Carlos Santana
       during a Thursday morning (June 11) interview on FOX5 News: Live In
       Las Vegas.

       When asked about plans for an upcoming KISS album, Simmons talked of
       plans for a new tour and, out of nowhere, took a swipe at Hard Rock
       headliner Santana.

       "It's time for us to go out and show the little boys how the big boys
       do it," the 59−year−old said. "I'm sick and tired of these bands like
       Carlos Santana looking at his shoes and thinking that's a rock
       concert."

       "Get off the stage," Simmons said. (Watch video footage of Simmons
       slamming Santana at FOX5 News.)

       There has been an ongoing feud between and Simmons since 2005, when
       Santana questioned Simmons' musical ability and labeled him "Las Vegas
       entertainment."

       Santana said he was appalled by the standard of Simmons' music and
       insisted the rocker was hiding his lack of skill behind layers of
       gothic clothing and black makeup.

       Santana said, "He's not a musician, he's an entertainer. A musician is
       (John) Coltrane, Bob Marley. KISS is Las Vegas entertainment, so he
       wouldn't know what music is anyway. That's why he wears all that
       stuff.

       "A musician doesn't need the mask and the mascara so there's a
       difference between an entertainer and a musician."

       Writing on his official web site in response to Santana's comments,

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                Re: GENE SIMMONS Slams CARLOS SANTANA: 'Get Off The Stage'
        Simmons said in an October 2005 posting, "Carlos Santana is cool. His
        assessment? I have no problem with it. That's why they make menus in
        restaurants. Not everyone likes the same meal. I wish him well."


Gene's wig must be a little too tight these days. While I am not
really a fan of Santana's music, there is no denying that Carlos
Santana is a damn fine guitarist.
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