this is hard to believe
Originally posted on The Marquee Blog:
KISS frontman Gene Simmons is many things, including bassist, reality star, songwriter and philanthropist.
The patriarch of A&E’s “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels” is also arguably one of the most iconic rock stars of his generation (and by that I mean if you were born in the ’70s), and, unlike some other high-profile artists, he’s a pretty shrewd businessman to boot.
With a career spanning more than 40 years and multiple hit records to his credit, his secret for success is simple. “Don’t allow that guy — the drug user and the alcoholic — to be in your band,” he said. “Get rid of that cancer early on because they will be like vampires.”