Gene Simmons Tells Adam Lambert to Shut Up

KISS co-founder, Gene Simmons, dropped by the FOX Philadelphia studios yesterday to talk about his A&E reality show, Family Jewels, but he also had a few thoughts and some advice for Idol runner up, Adam Lambert.

While Simmons said Adam is “great and has a lot of talent, ” adding that “he’s got a future if he wants to sing in Queen or be on Broadway, ” he doesn’t think he’s a true rock singer in the mold of Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger.

He’s also had some advice for Adam, “Mostly he should shut up about his sexual preferences. We, America, the rest of the world, really don’t care, ” he added, “I mean, if the story becomes ‘I prefer farm animals to, ‘ you know, who cares?”

Uh, that’s quite a leap there, Gene.

The ever modest Simmons had this to say about performing with Adam at the Idol finale, “How was it for him to perform with us, you mean?” he said. “That’s right, I see. Well, you just have to realize who the governor is and who the little puppy is.”

That’s right, KISS is so relevant to rock music, Gene is now relegated to appearing in some crappy A&E reality show with his family…

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