This isn’t the first time Gene Simmons has been vocal about illegal downloading, sharing, BitTorrent etc. The KISS co-founder says heritage bands & artists are ok because of legacy and bank accounts that insulate them, generally. He believes new & emerging bands are in a real battle to make a financial living from music alone.
Paul Stanley also had things to say in the same interview with Blabbermouth – “there’s no reason to put out any new music. Because the delivery systems that are available don’t pay. We’re in a situation now where artists have to take what they can get, as opposed to what they deserve.”
Hopefully, you support your favourite artists and still purchase their music as you should!