Gene Simmons Blames Axl Rose For GNR’s Problems Over The Years
Gene Simmons says Axl Rose would have likely benefited from "a good beating." He tells the UK's Music-News.com that Guns N' Roses "could have been the biggest band in the world," and blames the singer for the group's less prominent stature today. While he admits that the substance abuse issues among the other bandmembers also played a role, Simmons believes that "ultimately it falls on Axl's shoulders." The Kiss bassist adds that if someone had given Rose "a good beating" it might have changed GNR's fate. He explains that when children continually misbehave "there's someone there to give you a what for," however, adults don't have anybody to "set you straight." Simmons implies that Rose probably would have well served in having someone around to keep him in line.