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Gene Simmons no longer has the strength to continue with KISS

Gene Simmons, who has repeatedly claimed to have slept with more than 5,000 women during his career with KISS, says he no longer has the strength to continue his reign with one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful bands.

At 73, it’s getting very hard to carry around 40 pounds of armor and seven-inch heels. The physicality doesn’t hold up for long shows of the band. And playing sitting in a chair like the guys who play the blues isn’t for Gene Simmons.

“I’m 73 years old soon. I’m wearing 40 pounds of armor and 7-inch heels. I can’t sit in a chair like blues musicians. I know you can’t stay on stage too long. It’s better to get out while the going’s good,” Simmons told the NY Post.

Of course, today’s increasingly robotic life tickles Simmons, who has to deal with Spotify and all those platforms. The money isn’t coming in as much as it was in the ’70s in this business, he says…

It looks like this will be the end of KISS, a band that has survived all these years, following the tour scheduled for the end of August.

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