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Rock is finally dead. . . I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in St. Paul, that plugs into his Marshall and wants to turn it up to 10, will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that I did. He will most likely, no matter what he does, fail miserably.

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By: Gene Simmons

KISS frontman Gene Simmons during an interview with Esquire Magazine that was conducted by his son, Nick. Simmons felt that because of what he says is a crumbling business model, including "file-sharing and downloading" by fans who believe they "were entitled to have something for free. . .rock is finally dead."