GENE SIMMONS made some controversial comments about PRINCE in an interview with “Newsweek”.
Basically, he said that DAVID BOWIE’s death was tragic because he had a real sickness, and that Prince’s was “pathetic,” because he indulged in too many drugs.
Quote, “His drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold? . . . I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them. I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that.
“But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you . . . but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: A slow death.” Gene claims he’s NEVER been drunk or high in his entire life.
Naturally, those comments ruffled some feathers . . . including those of his bandmate PAUL STANLEY. Paul Tweeted a link to the interview, and said, quote, “Embarrassed by cold clueless statements regarding Prince’s death.
“Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies.”
Embarrassed by cold clueless statements re Prince's death. Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies https://t.co/Arb5XQ4o7l
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 10, 2016