Entertainment Gene Simmons Says All Bands Should Halt Russia Performances admin - March 6, 2022 0 Play video content TMZ.com KISS’ Gene Simmons has stern words for bands still on the fence when it comes to their Russian concerts — what are you waiting for? Cancel it! We got Gene at Kings Road Cafe Thursday in Los Angeles … he says bands should stick together in solidarity and take Russia off their tour schedules — something KISS is doing. Play video content Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant He tells us there are more important things happening in the world that should take priority over a simple rock concert — obviously referring to the war in Ukraine. Gene thinks an American band that travels and puts on a show for the Russian people would be giving a thumbs up to President Vladimir Putin and his current attack. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Ever since the war began, artists have been pulling out of their Russian performances — Imagine Dragons, Eric Clapton, Gorillaz, and Louis Tomlinson are just a few. A good number of bands are sticking to their plans for now … most likely to see how things blow over, but only time will tell.