David Lee Roth Sends 18 Middle Fingers to Gene Simmons


David Lee Roth, lead singer of American hardrock band Van Halen, portrait, at Pinkpop festival before performing ‘Jump’ with Dutch dj Armin van Buuren, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 9th June 2019. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns).


David Lee Roth is responding to Gene Simmons’ recent critiques.

In a recent interview, the KISS frontman said Roth will not be opening for Kiss on the remainder of its farewell tour.

Simmons explained, “It bears noting that during Dave’s heyday, nobody did what he did. He was the ultimate frontman. He took being a frontman way beyond anything. And then, I don’t know what happened to him … something. And you get modern-day Dave. I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime. Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that. I don’t want to think of bloated naked Elvis on the bathroom floor.”

Roth later posted 18 black-and-white pictures of a child wearing sunglasses and extending his middle finger with the caption, “Roth to Simmons.”

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