Gene Simmons: “Gaga is the only new rock star”

Gene Simmons has mentioned Lady Gaga in a new interview. He said: “There’s a lot of bands that have something. What’s missing is stardom, the ability to get up on stage and pull… bigger than life. Stars, there are no stars, there’s no Elvis, you know, even Prince. Stage presence? None of the bands have it. They look like garbage collectors. I’m serious, they look worse than the audience that comes to see them. They don’t dress up for the stage, there’s no pride, they’re not stars. They’re in bands! The only new rock star is Lady Gaga, and that’s it.”

Kiss’ upcoming 20th studio album, titled Monster, is set to be released in October.