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"deliriously happy" Gene Simmons dropped by Planet Rock in
London for an interview with on-air personality Rob Birnie on
Tuesday. As previously reported, Simmons is in town to host the
Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards on Nov. 9.
this particular intimate sit-down interview, Simmons discussed a
variety of topics such as his recent marriage, politics and "karaoke"
music television shows. Interestingly, Simmons also outlined plans
for a "Destroyer" project that will include a Bob Ezrin
album remix, bonus tracks and original "banned" artwork. He
also discussed plans for "Monster," which will entail not
only an album but a "Monster"-branded DVD and book and
100-city support tour. A
few quote excerpts follow:
is a monster KISS record that harkens back to 'Destroyer,'" said
Simmons. "In fact, 'Destroyer' is being remixed -- [there are]
some outtakes and other versions and the cover is going to be
slightly different. [The album will feature] the original painting
which was banned. And Bob Ezrin is remixing [the album]
"'Monster' is going to be coming out in the
new year as well as a 10-hour DVD called 'Monster,' along with a
4-foot high, 3-foot-wide KISS book called 'Monster.' It's funny,
they're all called 'Monster' for some reason. I guess because your
girlfriend has been lying to you all this time, size does
"We're planning a 100-city worldwide tour
starting in the summer or so." The
interview is available on-demand athttp://player.planetrock.com/.
Click on the On-Demand tab, scroll down and select Rob Birnie and
click the Tuesday, November 8thpodcast.
The interview with Simmons begins at 2:!0:50. In
related news, read a new feature on Simmons in "The