Embarrassed by cold clueless statements re Prince's death. Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies https://t.co/Arb5XQ4o7l
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 10, 2016
Kiss group member Paul Stanley took to Twitter on behalf of his bandmate: Gene Simmons-to kiss Kiss maestro (Prince)’s fans with an apology for a biting comment stating that Prince’s April 21st death was [quote] “pathetic” [end quote].
Straight off the heels of stepping on the toes of former 90s rap group N.W.A-regarding his expressing disdain for their inclusion into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just last month, the tongue baring rocker gave Newsweek quite a tongue lashing regarding the mounting, alleged manner to which Prince met his surprising and untimely demise:
“David Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness. Prince’s drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?” / “I think Prince was heads, hands and feet about all the rest of them. / “I thought he left Michael Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that. But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you … but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”
“The one question I have is: When we all start out and we have these big dreams and you finally get your wish — you have more money than God and fame — what is that insane gene in us, well, a lot of us, that makes us want to succumb to the cliché of clichés: drugs and alcohol?”
Given the fact that the “cold[est], clueless statement” regarding Prince’s death came from the mouth of his tongue-hanging bandmate (although without mentioning Simmons’ name but instead-by posting a pic of Simmons in all his tongue wielding glory) all had no reason but to conclude that Paul Stanley’s Twitter post was directed at Simmons.
Prince’s death and goings on in his past and current through to the day he died are seeping out into the media on a daily basis and twice on Sunday-with the most recent being the search for “Dr. Death” now known as