Gene Simmons

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KISS mainman Gene Simmons has been blaming the death of the record industry on bands like Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and others who have experimented with alternative methods of releasing music.

Oh, and the fans, too.

"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," said Simmons, according to an AOL Australia report.

"There is no record industry around so we're going to wait until everybody settles down and becomes civilised. As soon as the record industry pops its head up we'll record new material."

Are you happy now, ungrateful fans of music?

Anyway, the death of the music industry has at least gotta be good for the KISS Kasket, the $4,700 coffin the band used to sell on its website. It could be used as a beer cooler until the lucky fan died and was placed inside. (Remember to remove the brewskis first!)

See, KISS would never do anything to harm the music industry.

(Note: That is, unless you count the band's execrable 1978 TV movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, in which case they obviously would.)

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