Commentary: GENE SIMMONS Is Nowhere Near As Cool As He Thinks He Is

Brian Moran of has written a commentary on last week's episode of NBC's "The Apprentice", featuring a guest appearance by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. An excerpt from his write-up follows:

"Gene Simmons' effort in this show probably deserves its own column but I'll do my best with a paragraph or two. When the gang gives their pitch, he breaks out his Morpheus impression complete with sunglasses and a deep dragging voice. Apparently, he still considers himself a sex symbol because his dialogue was fraught with bad sexual undertones. And when I say 'still,' please don’t interpret that as me considering him a sex symbol at some point. Now that I get a good look at his face, I see why he spent 75 percent of his career covered with three coats of body paint.

"Later on, it's evident that ['Apprentice' candidate] Erin and her pink-ness have drawn the eye of Mr. Simmons. The major crux of his courting tactics was jamming his finger in her ear. It's time to say it: Gene Simmons is nowhere near as cool as he thinks he is. In the last few years, I've seen him on 'Weakest Link', 'American Idol' and now 'The Apprentice'. Those aren't prudent career decisions made by a big-time icon. They're fleeting, last-gasp efforts to stay in the limelight and add to the supposed thousands of girls he's been with."

Read the rest of Moran's commentary at this location (free registration required).


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).