Gene Simmons has revealed why he hates Kiss’ million-selling 1979 single I Was Made For Lovin’ You, and it is not as a result of he considers the disco-influenced tune a betrayal of Kiss’ onerous rock roots.
Simmons spoke about his dislike of the tune throughout an interview on US media character Howard Stern’s SiriusXM present yesterday (March 1), in response to the host asking Paul Stanley, “Did you ever carry a tune to the band, again within the day, and Gene would say, ‘We’re not placing that on an album’?”
“I wanna inform you a narrative,” Simmons cuts in, dramatising the situation by re-enacting the dialog between Stanley and himself. “Paul walks in, throughout ’79 or so… ‘Gotta new tune.’ What’s it known as? ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You‘.
“Aww, that is nice, what is the first line? ‘Tonight… I wanna give all of it to you‘.”
“Yeah, I do know what it is, that is cool.”
“Within the darkness…” Within the darkness? Okay, that rocks! ‘…There’s one thing I wanna do…’ That is actually cool! What’s my half?”
[Sings] ‘Do do do do do-do do doooo‘
“No, come on… I am doing [Demon voice] God Of Thunder! What’s my half?”
“Do do do do…”
“You have been upset with the ‘Do do do do do‘?” Stern asks, for readability.
“I hate it to this present day,” Simmons admits. “Besides… stadiums full of individuals soar up and down like biblical locusts. ‘Do do do…’ And so I sing alongside.”
“We do these exhibits…,” Stanley chips in, “We’ll do festivals, and generally we’ll discover ourselves on a invoice headlining over all these hardcore metallic bands, and at first we’ll say, Do we actually wanna play that? There will be individuals onstage with the lead singer going [death metal voice] ‘Geuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhh!’ after which we come on, and we’re going, ‘Do do do…’ and the entire viewers is [punching the air] ‘Do do do…’ And that is the fantastic thing about music. It hits you right here [points to his heart], it hits you within the coronary heart.”
Kiss used their platform on the present to disclose precisely when and the place they’re going to carry down the curtain for the ultimate time on their farewell Finish Of The Street tour. The quartet will play their final ever gigs on December 1 and a pair of at Madison Sq. Backyard of their hometown, New York Metropolis, on the finish of their winter US tour.
Watch the interview clip beneath: