KISS have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from their upcoming Kiss Symphony show to the victims and families of the Bali bombing. "Quietly, without making a public announcement we are going to make sure a substantial amount of the proceeds of this concert will go the right place, the victims, the families," Gene Simmons told Australia's Undercover. "Anybody listening at home, this isn't a TV show or a press conference. You can't just sit on your hands and expect anything will be okay. You've at least go to pick up the phone and do something about it. Watch out for each other. Send a little bit of money, as much as you can afford. Red Cross, local charities, you have to help each other because now the war has begun.
"The best thing everyone in the free world can do in these really hard times when everybody is being affected by what's going in the world is to just thumb your nose and stick your fist up their ass," Simmons added. "These guys, the bad guys, are going to be fucking jealous because they live in God's armpit filled with sand and you've got paradise right here [in Australia]. The best way to enjoy it is to get out there and have a ball".
Paul Stanley agreed. "We should remember that all these kinds of acts of terrorism and all these tragedies just show that the world is much smaller," he said. "We really are one big family. We certainly share in your grief as we have gone through our own. As Gene was saying, the way to move forward is to show everybody that acts of terrorism only make us stronger".