Gene Simmons: I sang like my grandmother on I Was Made For Loving You

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Gene Simmons says he hates playing Kiss (opens in new tab) classic I Was Made For Loving You… all because of its signature melody.

The Kiss star was a guest of OK Magazine when he was asked to name a Kiss song he didn’t like but one that still went on to become a hit.

He says that when Paul Stanley first introduced him to the track, which appeared on their 1979 album Dynasty, he was immediately impressed with Stanley’s opening lyrics.

But when Gene asked what his part was, he was told it would be the catchy chorus melody.

Simmons said to Stanley: “‘You’re killing me. I’m going to sing like my grandmother?’

“I hate playing that song today. Stadiums full of people jumping up and down like biblical locusts. They go nuts jumping up and down and I’m going, ‘Do, do, do, do, do, do, kill me now.’

“Still to this day I hate that song.”

Watch the video interview below.

Last week, Stanley said he didn’t think another Kiss album would happen before they call it quits (opens in new tab) on their End Of The Road farewell tour.

He said: “No. I don’t think so. It's a different time now. I could write Let It Be and people would still say, 'That's great. Now play Detroit Rock City.’”

Further tour details will be revealed in due course.

Scott Munro
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