Flash! Bang! Wallop! What happened when Kiss came to London
Venue: London o2 Arena
The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd, and enough explosives for a small war: The Kiss circus is back in town
In a cavernous room somewhere within the innards of London’s O2 Arena, Gene Simmons is being Gene Simmons. Kiss’s bassist, singer and controversialist-in-chief has just been asked what it would take to entice him, Donald Trump-style, into politics when the day comes that Kiss no longer exist. What we get in reply is Gene Simmons’s Greatest Hits.
“The only way I would run for office is if you give me absolute power,” he says. “Give it to me for a week. I would put paedophiles to death, no waiting. What would you do if someone touched your kid? You’d fucking kill them, right?”