Gene Simmons: ‘I’m Looking For The Next U2 And Led Zeppelin’
Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons wants the young equivalent of U2 and Zeppelin for his record label.
According to Simmons, Kiss are in no hurry to finish the album that they’ve just begun recording any time soon, perhaps that is why Simmons’s record label ‘Simmons Records’ is recently coming to light. Read The Classic Rock Opinion blog on the new Kiss album.
Simmons commented that “I’d like to sign three acts the first year … I’m looking for the next U2 and Led Zeppelin. The only thing that matters is ‘Do you have the goods?’” he says, but adds “it’s not enough to be (just) a band.”
The resurrection of Simmons Records, which had a less than spectacular existence under the BMG umbrella in the 1980s, came about through a deal with Universal Music Canada.
Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be in Toronto, Ontario, Canada tomorrow (March 12th) to make a keynote speech at Canadian Music Week, taking a break from recording Kiss’s first studio album in 10 years. He is also getting set for a stadium tour of South America with Kiss, before a swing back to Canada for a few gigs in July.
Gene Simmons will also be releasing a new box set of solo material.