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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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MADONNA will put on a GREAT action-packed Half-Time Show. Not just stand behind a microphone stand & sing the entire time.
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989 days ago
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billybob    

times are changing. Twenty years ago, Milli Vanilli got busted for what nowadays everyone does. Who thinks that Madonna & Co. can "sing" while doing 2h synchronous aerobic on stage and who is also willing to pay 200$+ for such a s*** is an idiot.
The problem with Simmons is, he and the rest of his band cannot play and they never could. In that sense KISS are the forefathers of parody on stage. I also would like to see a "real band", that is, something without KISS OR Madonna...

989 days ago
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JustaGuy    

First off, the correct term for calling someone who lip sync's wouldn't be "karaoke". Karaoke is live singing, get it right Gene. 2nd, in situations like a thanksgiving day parade, it would be nearly impossible to give a quality sounding mix "live" for 100 acts that fly by. Every single artist on these types of shows lip sync for this reason.

I'm sorry I'm not a madonna fan but if Gene actually thinks "Kiss" is a bigger music group in the history of things compared to Madonna he is pathetic.

Then again, I worked with him about 10 years ago for a day. He was an ego headed bozo (along with the rest of his drugged out/zombie like band backstage at one of their shows).

989 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

If they wanted a bad ass half time performer the league could have summoned Bonnie Tyler.

989 days ago
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mousetrap    

I totally get what he is saying. You have to have some musicians gathering round to make a beat. Not some old hag just standing up there singing. What would be absolutely mind blowing is if they got the surviving members of Led Zeppelin to perform. But I highly doubt they would for a ball game.

989 days ago
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Marilyn    

Will she do it in her fake British accent?

Madonna NO for 1/2 time choice with hundreds of artists
more deserving than this washed up Botox hag!

989 days ago
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Liz    

Everyone is talking about Madonna. Madonna is a legend. I don't see anything wrong with her performing at the Super Bowel.

989 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

I totally agree! Can we PLEASE get KISS to play instead?

989 days ago
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Carl    

Gene Simmons may be the most pathetic aging rocker there is. Just be happy that you are part of one of the biggest rock bands of all time, are extremely rich, and still touring all over the world. Your schtick of pretending to be this tough guy who trashes anyone that isn't him has gotten really old.

988 days ago
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Missy    

Right on Gene!

988 days ago
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DetroitRocks    

Madonna is a terrible choice but there is no doubt that Gene is jealous. Its a shame what has happened to music in general. Very few newer groups have any staying power

988 days ago
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crimsons    

Guy is stoned.

988 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

The only reason I pay any attention to what this tool says is because Shannon Tweed likes him:) lol

988 days ago
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Strokadellic    

Gene Simmons is a money whore of a mediocre musician. Coincidentally, so is Madonna. They shouldn't be insulting one another...they should be having sex. They're perfect for one another.

988 days ago
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charley    

AND GENE SIMMONS HAS NO RIGHT BREATHING...PHKN OLD AZZ HAS BEEN.........

988 days ago
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