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Paul Stanley: Gene Simmons is ‘Over Rated’

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Paul Stanley recently took aim at his former band mates saying that he doesn’t miss them. So, is Paul now setting Gene Simmons in his sights?

Paul Stanley recently said in an interview that he “doesn’t miss” Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, but that Gene Simmons was “like family”.

Now, Paul is telling Bang Showbiz that people think that Gene made more of a contribution to KISS than he did and Paul says that that isn’t true. Paul says it’s only because Gene has his reality show, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels on A&E.

Paul says, “I’m busy living life, not creating a life for television. There is no such thing as reality television, there’s reality and there’s television. I find it interesting though, when, because of those activities, some people have a sense of Gene’s role in the band being far greater than what it actually is. There’s a transference because he somehow gets given a certain cache which is a little distorted. But so be it. My life is full and spectacular.”

He adds that while he and Gene have had their fall outs and arguments, they’re getting along better than ever. That’s a good thing because they have a new album and a new book coming out. It’s called Monster and it’s a monster. It’s three feet high by two feet wide and covers their 40 year history, but you better get your hands on one. It will be released on October 16 in the U.S. There are only a thousand of them in the world. If it were an animal, it would be an endangered species.

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