GENE SIMMONS has made controversial statements about the death of rock icon PRINCE ROGERS NELSON first stating "How pathetic that he killed himself, don't kid your self, that's what he did. Slowly, I'll grant you, that's what drugs and alcohol is, a slow death."
GENE SIMMONS later apologized for his comments regarding PRINCE ROGERS NELSON'S death stating, "I just got shit from my family for my big mouth again. I have a long history of getting very angry at what drugs do to the families and friends of the addicts."
THE L.A. TIMES has run an article on GENE SIMMONS (KISS) straight edge stance.
KISS unleashed "MONSTER", 10/9/2012 via UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
LAMB OF GOD unleashed "STURM UND DRANG", 7/24/2015 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.
PRINCE (PRINCE ROGERS NELSON) passed away at his Minnesota, U.S.A. home 4/21/2016 at 57 from of an opiate based prescription drug overdose. .
PRINCE unleashed "HIT AND RUN PHASE 2", 1/21/2016 via NPG.
FROM MARK MORTON (LAMB OF GOD):
I've nothing but respect for Mr Simmons' accomplishments in music. He might consider being grateful that he knows nothing about addiction.— Mark Morton (@MarkDuaneMorton) August 26, 2016
FROM THE L.A. TIMES:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-