KISS bassist Gene Simmons knows who he blames for the downfall of the music business: the fans, saying that because fans don’t buy music like they used to, artists are forced to give their music away just so that people get a chance to hear it. “It wasn’t corporate America, it wasn’t aliens from space. The people that killed the music they love are the people who love the music.”
Metallica have added a special stop to the North American leg of their WorldWired tour. They’ll play a benefit concert in Newton, Iowa on June 9th. The event will benefit the Native Fund, an organization created by actor Ashton Kutcher and NFL star Dallas Clark to provide relief to their fellow Iowans in need.
Former Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is recovering from recent hip placement surgery. At first he was freaked out by needing an ‘old person’s surgery’, but felt better after hearing from fans in their 30’s and 40’s that had the surgery due to their active lifestyles. After a few days in hospital, he’s recuperating at home.