Kiss bassist and singer Gene Simmons said in an interview that is better to lose billions of dollars to Covid-19 than lives. The musician talked about the pandemic and how it is affecting the music business with Good Day L.A. He also said he want less people complaining about the lockdown.
“I wash my hands so [often] – I’ve never been so clean in my life. I’m usually a slob. I’m so grateful to everybody out there who risks their lives for you guys and me.”
“We can talk about the big numbers and that means billions of dollars that are lost. The rich and the famous and the good-looking folks who wear silly outfits like this and have silly hair like this… billions of dollars just flushed down the drain. So what? You’re talking about single mothers and families who live from check to check. The people who actually put on these concerts. The security people, the road crews, all that stuff. This is survival. The folks in and around the infrastructure are the people who are suffering the most.”
We are “doing our part. Writing checks. I just sent a nice big check to the children’s hospital here in L.A. Because you not only have children suffering from this horrible thing, there are children who are also fighting cancer. We have nothing to complain about. Stop complaining. I keep saying that all the time… There are some miserable things going on out there; people are losing their lives. We’re in this together. The only way is the lonely way.”
“We’re gonna go back once it’s safe, once there’s a cure. We would never put our fans in danger, or ourselves.”
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