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    Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:30:33

    Kiss Declares the Death of the Music Industry - And disses Radiohead

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    • Kiss - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: (L-R) Musicians Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Paul Stanley of Kiss pose in the press room during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Kiss - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: (L-R) Musicians Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Paul Stanley of Kiss pose in the press room during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Kiss - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: (L-R) Musicians Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Paul Stanley of Kiss pose in the press room during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Gene Simmons has slammed Radiohead's pay-what-you-want policy for In Rainbows, blaming them for fostering the music industry's problems. Speaking to AOL Australia, he explained, "The record industry is dead. It's six feet underground and unfortunately the fans have done this. They've decided to download and file share. There is no record industry around so we're going to wait until everybody settles down and becomes civilized. As soon as the record industry pops its head up we'll record new material."

    In other Radiohead news, a recent ticket giveaway at Paris' Bercy Arena backfired when 35 of 50 spots weren't filled. Apparently, fans were asked to bike their way to the venue in exchange for the tickets and very few showed up.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    6.18.08



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