KISS bass mogul Gene Simmons was asked on the Meltdown show on how he feels about all the people online that clearly dislike him, to which he replied (transcribed by UG):
“Well, that’s okay! I get paid well enough for this. Not everybody likes Jesus, and that’s okay too.
“You can’t please everybody. What are you gonna do? The best thing you can do is run a race, look straight forward and be the best you can be.
“Take it from our military – don’t look over your shoulder and to the side and to the peanut gallery to find out if it’s okay to be you. Just hold your head proudly and say, ‘This is me, take it or leave it!'”
Asked on what his “key to success” is, Gene replied:
“I guess having a right thing at the right place and the right time. And then there’s just plain hard work. And we’re America’s No. 1 gold record award winning group of all time in all categories. TA-DA!
“But like anything else you gotta get up every day and work at it. Ask Mike Tyson, he’s a friend. You can become a world champion and when you sort of stop training and stop looking after yourself some chunk is gonna knock you out.
“So get up every day like it’s the only day you’ll ever have in life and be a champion!”