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Gene Simmons hits out at Rolling Stones and U2 as it emerges they use backing tracks

Gene Simmons hits out at Rolling Stones and U2 as it emerges they use backing tracks

Gene Simmons has hit out at The Rolling Stones and U2 for using backing tracks.

"I have a problem when you charge $100 to see a live show and the artist uses backing tracks. It’s like the ingredients in food, if the first ingredient on the label is sugar that’s at least honest."

Simmons added: "It should be on every ticket – you’re paying $100, 30 to 50 per cent of the show is [on] backing tracks and they’ll sing sometimes, sometimes they’ll lip synch. At least be honest. It’s not about backing tracks, it’s about dishonesty."

"There’s nobody with a synthesizer on our stage, there’s no samples on the drums, there’s nothing. There’s very few bands who do that now – AC/DC, Metallica, us. I can’t even say that about U2 or the Stones. There’s very few bands who don’t use [backing] tracks."


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