Jun 29, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
From THE ADVOCATE
June 29, 2009
Simmons: Lambert Killed Career By Coming Out
KISS front man Gene Simmons said in a recent interview that Adam Lambert's decision to come out will kill his career.
"He killed his career because now the conversation is not about his talent but about his sexual preference," he told AOL. "He's done.
"I hope I'm completely wrong. I hope he becomes the next Beatles and proves me wrong. Adam was fantastic. What a powerful and attractive man he is. He can come on tour whenever he’d like."
The American Idol runner-up is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album, due in stores this fall.
Personally, I think it is a different time and state of mine since the homophobia days of the KISS generation. However, I think Adam Lambert's career will be impacted by coming out. It may not take the same path that it might have been if he was closeted....and it may be his choice. I do believe his traditional CD sales career might not be as big, but I think he is going to be (as I have said before) a huge Las Vegas star........perhaps the biggest of all time.
What do you think?