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Gene Simmons

BLASTS Madonna --

'Not Appropriate' for Super Bowl

12/7/2011 6:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Madonna has no business performing at the Super Bowl ... this according to legendary KISS frontman Gene Simmons, who thinks the game would be better off with a "real band."

Simmons was leaving Boa in Hollywood last night when we asked how he felt about Madge headlining the Super Bowl halftime show -- to which Gene sarcastically replied, "I love all karaoke singers, I love all the girl singers who get up and sing with tapes ... shame on you!"

Gene added, "By the way, Madonna's terrific ... I hate the tapes."

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166.

Truth    

to the reply above this that uter bull**** u sound just as misinformed and delushional as that old womanizing creep gene Simmons! Cuz Madonna always sings performs live its him that sound like a kareoke freakshow they are the joke band of the industry and were not even inducted in the rock & roll hall of fame! I dont know anyone who ever even heard 1 of his songs not even on the radio! But millions do know and love Madonnas songs all over the whole world she even has the record for most international number songs ever of any artist in history and is the most successful and highest selling female artist in the world ever including top grossing female and solo touring artist in the world of ever and her last tour was the highest grossing tour by a female or solo artist ever with over $408 million in just 2009 and these are just afew of the many record and accomplishments she has as u can find in the Guinness book of world records or billboard or iffp or rria so that pretty impressive for a so called has been Huh???

964 days ago
167.

samantha    

Who this KISS? who d hell he think he is. He's an idiot. You want to hear an ADDICT SOUND? GOSH! so disappointing. Id rather hear madonna than him.eeew..Yuck!**** him. THose ppl shud be buried live for trashing other ppl. No sense at all like you guys hu reported malicious & untrue. That's why i never had any respect to all american journalist & anchors. They're no good at all bcos of doing so for the ratings & sort of fabricating stories that wasn't true at all. I don't like his band & never heard any of his songs ever. Love MJ 4ver.From Philippines.

963 days ago
168.

allen    

so what she can do what ever she wants and i my self am glad she is doing the super bowl and piss off for those who jam to her 90's music and reality check she is not old she is still doing music has new cd coming out and she has not done the super bowl lets have someone that has not done it and she will bring the house down kick ass queen of pop

962 days ago
169.

Scott    

When Gene was a young man he was confronted by two career options that didn't involve exposing his face, either join a rock band playing the instrument no one can hear or cares about, or playing the part of an orc in the as yet unreleased LOTR's movies.

962 days ago
170.

ZingZongZap    

When Gene was a young man he was confronted by two career options that didn't involve exposing his face, either join a rock band playing the instrument no one can hear or cares about, or playing the part of an orc in the as yet unreleased LOTR's movies.

962 days ago
171.

Terence    

yeah...all you who say...oh wasn't she relevant in the 80's? sorry but your are out of your minds and don't keep up with who is relevant

this less than 2 years ago #1 on billboard charts. tell me who has been around for 30 years and still makes #1s hint: not KISS
get over it she is performing ...go make ur spam sandwiches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWTDR6ztcnQ

957 days ago
172.

Terence    

you haters are imbecilic morons. Yeah this is a video of someone who is washed up. NOT
a true iconic legend thank god we will have real entertainment this year at the super bowl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQRLSBUNupg&feature=related

957 days ago
173.

robert    

Like her or not, Madonna is probably the single most successful female entertainer of all time. She must have talent if she's lasted in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, broken sales records, enjoyed consistent sold-out concert tours year after year, created trends, and paved the way for up and coming artists. The women on here calling her an old hag and that she should retire gracefully send the wrong message about agism for women.

The televised Super Bowl is not for hardcore football fans, it's to make money, hence the ridiculously selfish ad rates. There MUST be some stock to Madonna's validity as an entertainment destination for them to take a chance on her.

Also, I'm quite certain that a lot of the haters will in fac*****ch her.

For those who don't think she's appropriate for the Super Bowl, what about Michael Jackson? Prince? Gloria Estefan? They've all appeared.

Yes, Madonna is a good business woman, but she wouldn't still be around if people didn't buy her records or go to her concerts. She is not washed up and has been relevant for decades. I think it's because she's a woman. Look at Mick Jagger. If he was performing, would there be this much negative talk?

For the record, I think it would be amazing to see KISS perform anywhere!

951 days ago
174.

Steve Black    

What like KISS ? What a joke .. Worst band ever.. I was made for lovin you baby........ repeat repeat repeat ??? Every song is the same. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Brainer

918 days ago
175.

VeronikaE    

Who ****ing cares what ancient Gene Simmons thinks anyway! Listen people...the proof is in the pudding! She's been here since the early 80's and hasn't gone anywhere yet all you haters can eat crow...wait until her tickets go on sale for her tour. Ha! See if Kiss can top that! *******!

915 days ago
176.

Mohler    

Gene Blasts Madonna.... Maybe Gene and Elton John should get together and compare note on what it is like to be jealous.

906 days ago
177.

Mohler    

Look at Gene... or MADONA?I will take MADONNA! Gene.. not so pleasent to look at.

906 days ago
178.

Dennis Shook    

im sorry she did an amazing job with her medley don't care for her new song, i pre ordered the cd hope the other tracks are better, never missed one of her shows the two in los angeles are selling out like hot cakes. i like gene simmons but maybe next year it will be kiss...i think they are kind of creepy myself.

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