GENE SIMMONS: Releasing "Best Of" Album Was Not KISS' Decision

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has rejected accusations by some of the group's fans that the band's upcoming "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of Kiss (due via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th), is yet another attempt by the act to cash in on their followers' loyalty. According to Simmons, the decision to release the CD was made entirely "by Universal. They have a contractual right to do this and nothing [the fans] say will change their mind."

Meanwhile, Gene just interviewed MTV personality and host of NBC's Last Call…, Carson Daly, for the third issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine, due before the end of the year. "As you'll learn when you read the article, Carson not only does work for MTV, has his own show on NBC but is embarking on a new career as a multi-media mogul," stated Simmons. "He has just started his own label at Loud Records. "

Also on the Simmons front, Gene is scheduled to embark on an Australian "Lecture Tour" beginning on October 31st.

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