The Kiss bassist offered his opinions on various musicians while in conversation with Goldmine, which saw him name the top ten albums that changed his life.
Elaborating on why he chose to include ABBA's Greatest Hits album in the mix, he says: "Yes, we like death metal, and yes, I like The Killers and I like Tame Impala — I like all kinds of things.
"But what is it that rises to a level of greatness no matter the musical genre, it’s the ability to craft songs that are forever. I was going to say The Bee Gees, but it pisses off a lot of people, but those songs are undeniable.
"So if I’m riding in my car and ABBA music comes on, I turn it up and that’s the sign of greatness. Undeniable songwriting. You just can’t touch it. That’s why I have to pick ABBA because it’s just undeniable. I could have said The Four Seasons or The Beach Boys because there’s a wealth of great material."
Other records on Simmons' list include Led Zeppelin's 1969 self-titled album, The Who's Tommy, the Jeff Beck Group's Truth/Beck-Ola, and of course, his own album, Kiss's Destroyer, among others.
"The truth is we all like all kinds of music" he adds. "What’s interesting is in the dressing room, we put on all kinds of music. There have been artists who have had those kind of standalone songs and you just go, “Wait a minute.” Things like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers. Undeniable. I love The Raspberries, too.
For Simmons' full list visit Goldmine.