KISS frontman Gene Simmons disses Rihanna, 'pop fluff'

In case anyone cares, KISS frontman Gene Simmons is no Rihanna fan...

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In case anyone cares, KISS frontman Gene Simmons is no Rihanna fan. While promoting an upcoming summer tour alongside fellow rock legends Motley Crue, Simmons went out of his way to mock Rihanna and suggested her performances lacked quality. Huffington Post reports:

Iconic rock bands KISS and Motley Crue announced their 40-date North American summer 2012 tour on Tuesday — conveniently titled “The Tour” — but they caused an even bigger stir when KISS frontman Gene Simmons dissed pop star Rihanna.

“We’re sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,” Simmons told the crowd at the press conference, reports “No fake bull***t. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an ‘A.’”

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee seconded Simmons’ strong opinions, explaining that he’s frustrated by the quality of performances — and artists — he now sees at award shows.

“No disrespect to Rihanna, she’s a great singer, but we’re in a slump for some s**t that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that’s floating around out there,” he told “I’m glad he said that actually because I don’t think I can bear watching another f**king award show that is just a little bit better than ‘American Idol.’ It’s f**king pathetic to watch people go out and f**king karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It’s all completely watered down.

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