Gene Simmons thinks David Lee Roth is past his prime : “I don’t know what happened to him”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 18.8.2021

Gene Simmons, he singer and bass player for the legendary rock group KISS, is also known for being quite open about his thoughts and that he is not afraid to say something that might hurt others.

Case in point; in the new interview conducted by The Rolling Stone Magazine has Simmons talk about David Lee Roth, famously the lead singer of Van Halen and later known as a solo artist as well.

Simmons thinks that David Lee Roth is past his prime, and offered his opinions during the interview:

“It bears noting that during Dave’s heyday, nobody did what he did. He was the ultimate frontman. Not Plant, not Rod Stewart, nobody. He took being a frontman way beyond anything. And then, I don’t know what happened to him… something. And you get modern-day Dave. I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime. Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that. I don’t want to think of bloated naked Elvis on the bathroom floor.