July 31, 2015
JERUSALEM (AP) - Kiss' Israeli-born singer-musician Gene Simmons
is shouting out loud at the string of musicians who refuse to perform in his homeland.
The legendary bassist says "they're fools." He spoke to The Associated Press in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
He says artists who avoid Israel - such as Elvis Costello, the Pixies and Roger Waters, who joined the movement after appearing in Israel in 2006 - would be better served directing their anger at Arab dictators.
Simmons is making his first return to Israel since he left the country as a child more than 50 years ago. He described the visit as an emotional "homecoming."
The rock band Kiss had a string of wildly successful albums in the 1970s and 80s.
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