The world-renowned rock band KISS bassist and co-founder, Gene Simmons, has mentioned the 18-time MTV Video Music Awards-winning rapper Lady Gaga and the singer and actress Selena Gomez, who rose to prominence with her role in Disney Channel.
As you know, Lady Gaga has started her career as a teenager. She worked several places before reaching world success with her debut studio album, The Fame, which was released on August 19, 2008. Her following second full-length, Born This Way, has sold more than one million copies in its first week’s release. As of 2014, Lady Gaga, who has become one of the best-selling artists in the world, has sold more than 124 million records.
However, praising words came from the rock icon Gene Simmons in his recent appearance on US Weekly. Speaking about Lady Gaga, the rocker has recalled his first Lady Gaga hearing and mentioned his reaction to her music. He told that he thought at the time that she would be the next rock star of the community.
“The new artists have that thing, uh, I think… when she first starts, I said Gaga is the next rock star. I’m not a fan of the disco boys on the poles and the sort of disco stuff of it. She’s got the depth to sing with Tony Bennett which she did a chanteuse.
“She’s got the depth – listen to her ‘Shallow.’ She also did Edith Piaf, the classic French actress.
“I want to see Gaga with a rock band in the back of her rocking out because she’s got the goods.”
Later that, there was another familiar name from the community, Selena Gomez, who has released three solo albums during her successful solo career. Speaking about her, Simmons said that he loved all that Selena Gomez stuff and respected her.
“I love all the Selena Gomez’s and all that kind of stuff wouldn’t be able to hold up a rock band,” he said. “Gaga’s got the goods and her versatility – you know who else had – Amy Winehouse. Undeniable [musician].
“Blues, rock, singing with Tony Bennett… she did all of them. She just takes your breath away with those deep lyrics and all melodies.”