(probably not Gene Simmons on the left. Though it’s really impossible to say)

Friend of the CSTB family Maura Johnston made the not so outrageous suggestion yesterday that Gene Simmons’ new Canadian label might be, y’know, a big pile of suck (“how Simmons will turn bands from Canada into superstars who eclipse the likes of Bryan Adams and Celine Dion is as yet unclear, but I’m going to hazard a guess that lots and lots of merchandising will likely be involved”).  With typical aplomb, though somewhat confused about the author’s gender, Gene fired back earlier today :

You will see the built in bias…the arrogance of US media.

What are YOU and I going to do about it? We’re going to shame this guy into submission. We will send him and his ilk back to fish wrapping factory they escaped from.

How are we going to do it?

We’re going to find, develop, nurture and launch new talent emanating from — CANADA!!!. That’s right, Baby.

Why here?

Because you actually DO have the talent.

And now, you have a WAY.


Send us you electronic demos. (Read above how.).

Oh, and the asshole who posted the story? He gets no free tix, no backstage passes, and therefore, he won’t have access to our parties and our girls.

All Naysayers can get in line. It forms over there…to my left.