KISS legend Gene Simmons recently spoke with Billboard about a number of charity eventshe’s currently involved with, including tonight’s event (August 16th) at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. He and Johnny Depp will bowl and lead an all-star jam that also includes Gilby Clarke, Nuno Bettencourt and more to raise funds for Mending Kids, an organization that raises money to send doctors around the world to perform operations on kids in need.
Simmons also talks music during the interview;
Billboard: Like many comedians, KISS has always been very outspoken and it took so long for you guys to get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Simmons: “Never cared about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do I care that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to bring Madonna and LL Cool J into it before us? No. I have no idea what those artists have to do with rock and roll. When is Led Zeppelin going to be in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame? But stranger things have happened, and I’m the last guy in the world to complain about anything. In fact, I was thinking of buying the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”