Talk Show Host To Discuss GENE SIMMONS 'Insult Fest' At University Appearance

National Public Radio talk show host Terry Gross will be bringing along a taped excerpt of her infamous 2002 interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to Florida International University at 8 p.m. Friday when she is scheduled to appear at the Green Library. Gross told the Miami Herald that the interview "turned into an insult fest. It was like a little brawl. We got 3,000 or 4,000 e-mails or letters after that. As a result he was named male crackpot of the year in Entertainment Weekly."

To download an MP3 file containing the 27-minute interview, which originally aired on February 4, 2002, click here (file size: 25 MB). A transcript of the exchange can be viewed at this location.

For more information about Gross' appearance at Florida International University, click here.


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