"Sex" is the first song Motley Crue has released since 2008's "Saints of Los Angeles," and the band gave it away for free earlier this month. Now, the Crue has reached South Florida with Kiss in tow, playing the Cruzan Amphitheatre Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss, has most recently been seen playing house on his reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels." Despite his 62 years, the Israeli-born musician threatens to put on a show that will "show all the little boys how the big boys do it."
Simmons is known for having grandiose views of his band's fame and talent, which were very present throughout an interview with the Sun Sentinel. He said Kiss would "rock the world" next year, for their 40th anniversary.
He attributed the band's need to have over-the-top theatrics in its concerts to his position as something he said every little boy dreams of becoming: a Greek god.
"I am Zeus," he said, matter-of-factly, and later likened his visit to Israel to a messianic coming.
Surprisingly, he also said he thinks women are better suited to lead a nation, and called himself an idiot for not marrying his current wife, Shannon Tweed, earlier in their 29-year relationship.
Those statements are in high contrast with the sexual remarks he made in a 2002 interview with public radio host Terry Gross of "Fresh Air."
Now, instead of saying things such as, "If you want to welcome me with open arms, I'm afraid you're also going to have to welcome me with open legs," Simmons talks about lions protecting their cubs and a government he says should be run by businessmen.
Even his comments on hacktivist group Anonymous don't seem to line up with past remarks: Simmons said the hackers work for a good cause, but criticized their lack of future planning.
Hear the interview on the player above, and find photos from the Kiss-Motley Crue concert at Sun-Sentinel.com/kissmotleycrue.
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