Gene Simmons feels that Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse do not deserve to be called music icons just because they died young.
The Kiss rocker made the comment on The Classic Rock Magazine Show where he maintained that there had been no true legends of the rock genre for the past 30 years.
‘From 1984 until today, name one superstar that’s bigger than their music, and not just somebody that’s recorded one or two records, but another Queen or another AC/DC, or somebody with a body of work?’ Simmons asked. ‘You can’t name one.’
‘Kurt Cobain — no, that’s one or two records. That’s not enough. Amy Winehouse — that’s one or two records. That’s not enough. What, just because you died, that makes you an icon? No, no, there aren’t any,’ he added.
Do you agree? Listen to the audio below (the comments were made at the 7:00 mark).
Kurt Cobain – the lead singer and songwriter of the band Nirvana – committed suicide on April 5, 1994, aged 27. Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 of alcohol poisoning after drinking too much. She was also aged 27. (the 27 club)
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