In response to a question about whether or not he still gets along with the original members of Kiss, Simmons said he does not, because he doesn't "get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim."
His defends his position by pointing out that his mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany, so he doesn't want to hear from anyone who says "the world is a harsh place." (It seems like he should want to hear from those people especially!) He continues:
"For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed. I live in Seattle.' Fuck you, then kill yourself. I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'Jump' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore. I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd," Simmons said. "By the way, you walk up to the same guy on a ledge who threatens to jump and put a gun to his head, 'I'm going to blow your fuckin' head off.' He'll go, 'Please don't.' It's true. He's not that insane."
SongFacts.com followed his answer with, "Are you guys recording anything new?"
[h/t RollingStone, image via Getty]