Gene Simmons Apologizes For Comparing David Lee Roth To Fat Elvis


Gene Simmons: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 04: Gene Simmons of KISS performs on stage during a one-off show in support of Help For Heroes at HMV Forum on July 4, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images) 

David Lee Roth: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 04: David Lee Roth performs onstage at Staples Center on March 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA).


Gene Simmons would like a do-over on his recent comments about David Lee Roth. The KISS co-founder went viral last week after comparing ‘modern-day Dave’ to “bloated, naked Elvis on the bathroom floor”.

But in an interview with US Weekly, Simmons said he’s “so sorry and ashamed, actually, that I hurt David’s feelings”. He said “You hear me talking, I just sort of stream of consciousness, I don’t mean to hurt people’s feelings, and every once in a while, diarrhea of the mouth comes out.

Roth was opening for KISS on their ‘End Of The Road’ farewell tour before it was disrupted by the pandemic last year – but KISS resumed the tour this summer without him.

Did Simmons have a point about David Lee Roth?  Who’s the greatest rock’n’roll frontman of all time?

 

Win!

Headlines

Stay connected

 

Subscribe to The Bone's weekly eblast to get the latest on contests, events and exclusives from your favorite 107.7 personalities and artists.