KISS frontman Paul Stanley slammed Nikki Sixx for calling Gene Simmons an “overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown” after KISS bassist received backlash from friends, family and fans after insinuating that Prince died from a drug overdose. Sixx elaborated on his criticism of Simmons on his nationally syndicated radio show “Sixx Sense”. He said: “I think that [Gene] is [an] overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown. [He] wrote some good songs, [but] hasn’t in a long time, and loves to brag about himself.”
Now, Paul Stanley addressed on Sixx‘s comments on his Facebook page, saying:”Jesus Christ, Nikki Sixx! Would you please shut up, find another way to be in the news and get off your self-inflated pedestal?
“Regardless of some things Gene Simmons has said that I may take issue with, his influence on musicians (you included) is undeniable and will continue. More importantly, his work, generosity and monetary contributions to numerous causes and charities for those less fortunate makes your ongoing rant, in the scheme of things, the unimportant but annoying squeak it truly is.
Prince died on April 21 at his home in Minnesota, but no cause of death has been identified yet. A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that his death was being investigated as a possible drug overdose.