Old Man Simmons Shocked By Metal Vocals: Lamb Of God Vocalist Talks About Gene Simmons Dissing Him

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Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is a big fan of Kiss; during a recent interview with the Eddie Trunk Podcast, the Lamb of God vocalist spoke to a Kiss song that means a lot to him, as well as finding out that Kiss bassist Gene Simmons once dissed him.

The Lamb of God vocalist was invited onto the Eddie Trunk Podcast to talk about the 2022 Metal Tour Of The Year; during Blythe’s conversation with Trunk, Blythe spoke to when he was younger and loved the Kiss song “I Was Made For Loving You.” While talking about that song though, he also brings up how Gene Simmons once heard a Lamb of God song and ended up talking some smack about the Lamb of God vocalist.

Per the Lamb of God vocalist, as transcribed by Loudwire:

“I really liked that song. Every Halloween… I would always get my faced painted like Gene Simmons, ‘cuz you know I (thought he was the coolest.)  Because he was dark and spit fire and spit blood and he was a demon and all that shit. So I thought that was the raddest.

“And then years later, which I thought was just hilarious, Gene did one of these radio shows where they played (Gene) a few seconds of a song or a band he hasn’t heard and then (the radio DJs) asked his opinion.  They played Gene a Lamb of God song and (Gene) was like, ‘Well, the music… they are obviously very talented I like the song, but, and I’m not saying I’m a talented singer or anything but… but I cannot understand anything that guy (meaning Blythe) is saying, and it’s not my cup of tea, so I think that band would be great if (they) didn’t just have that screaming guy…’ and I just LOVED it. I was like this is hilarious, because I used to dress up as this guy for Halloween when I was 7 years old, and there he is dissing my vocals.

“It gave me much more pleasure (than) if he had said, ‘I just love this vocalist,’ I just thought it was hilarious that he was dissing me. I just thought it was awesome.”

It’s pretty cool of Blythe to find humor in Simmons’ comment. What are your thoughts on what Simmons had to say about Blythe’s vocals?


Words by: Michael Pementel