KISS’ Gene Simmons Falls Down Onstage in Montana
Walking in hulking, spiked platform boots is no easy task, even if you've been at it for over four decades. Such was the case for KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who took a tumble backward at a show on Saturday (July 16) in Bozeman, Mont., as seen in the video above.
As confetti rained down from above, KISS' painted demon icon stepped backward, tripping over a slowly raising platform in front of the stage. Simmons, caught completely off guard, fell back with his arms outstretched. His bass landed on top of him as he fell and a roadie hurried to the stage, returning him to an upright position as he continued to play.
KISS are currently in the midst of their 'Freedom to Rock' tour, which launched earlier this month on July 7 in Boise, Idaho. The tour will see the band remain on the road throughout the summer, wrapping it up in Huntington, W.V. on Sept. 10. A full list of stops can be found at our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
Simmons recently weighed in with his thoughts on the recently granted Apple patent that has the ability to disable video recording and still photography at concerts. The bassist explained, “Technology, of course, has made everything less emotional. You know, when you get back home and look at your cellphone and the video there, and you go, ‘Oh, I don’t remember that from the concert!’ Well, of course you don’t, ’cause you were too busy texting or looking at your cellphone.”
Commenting on the patent itself, Simmons continued, "But do I think they should have the technology to shut off your stuff? Well, maybe with your ‘okay.’ You know, at least beforehand, they say, ‘Okay, you’re about to enter a no-cellphone area’ and stuff, that’s fine. As long as you know, going in."
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