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Gene feels like an Olympian god

Written by: Sampurn Wire
Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 11:35 [IST]

The Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently said that the feeling that he enjoys onstage is surely equivalent to the religious figures, heads and politicians. He says that the onstage feeling is something exceptionally fascinating and exhilarating. He claims that Popes, presidents, prime ministers, kings none get the feeling that he does, when he"s playing onstage. The only exception might be the Olympian gods.

He also said that the Kiss fan base is widespread and too broad and at times, he is surprised by people calling themselves a fan of his band. He also says that Hollwyood stars like Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Luther Vandross are all Kiss fans and have reportedly have grown up listening to them.

This 60 - year-old rocker also went ahead to explain the philosophy of his life. His life"s philosophy was primarily influenced by his mother, who had experienced life as a Jew under the cruel Nazi regime. She always said that life"s a gift that should never be wasted. His mother was 14, when she was thrown inside a concentration camp; she also had to go through the ordeal of seeing her family incinerated. Thus, she developed a philosophy which was practical and meant to care for life itself.

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