Gene Simmons defended the KISS album ‘Dynasty’ in a new Good Morning Sacramento interview. The album was seen by many fans at the time as KISS’ worst record to date with disco themes used throughout the record.
“Well, when people talk about that record [being] hit-or-miss, it was a multi-platinum record, so that’s called a hit. There are some songs that are pop[-flavored] — yeah, by definition it’s called a hit. ‘You know, I don’t like the way that guy hit that baseball, that home run that he hit.’ Idiot, it was a home run. So that’s called a home run. It doesn’t matter how you feel about it. These are semantics, but I’m not anti-semantic. You see what I did there?”
In 2018, Simmons said that he hated performing “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” because of how he has to sing it. He told OK Magazine at the time, “Well, Paul Stanley comes in and he says, ‘Did you write any songs?’ I go, ‘Oh, yeah. I’ve got one called ‘Almost Human’.’ ‘Yeah? How does it go?’ ‘I’m almost human. I can’t help feelin’ strange.’ ‘Yeah, that’s cool. That’s a Gene song.’ ‘How about you, Paul?’ He goes, ‘I’ve got one. [It goes] ‘Tonight.” “Ooooh. That’s cool. What’s the next line?’ ‘I’m gonna give it all to you.’ ‘Oh, yeah. I know what ‘it’ means — I know exactly what you mean.’ ‘In the darkness.’ [Claps] ‘Love that!’ ‘There something I wanna do.’
‘Yeah, I know what that ‘something’ is. Wow! That’s a cool song. Okay, what’s my part?’ [Sings] ‘Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do.’ ‘You’re killing me. Really? I’m gonna sing like my grandmother?’ [Sings] ‘Do, do, do…’ I hate playing that song to [this] day. Stadiums full of people jump up and down like biblical locusts — they go nuts — with tattoos and grills on… ‘Ahhhh!’ They’re all jumping up and down, and I’m going, ‘Do, do, do, do, do, do… Kill me now.’ Still — still to this day I hate that song.”