Gene Simmons Shares What He Hates About “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”

Gene Simmons Shares What He Hates About “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” | I Love Classic Rock Videos

via The Howard Stern Show / Youtube

From the time Paul Stanley sang it to him, Gene Simmons has had a problem with KISS’s classic hit “I Was Made for Lovin’ You.”

In an interview with US media personality Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show last March 1, Simmons discussed his dislike of the song in response to the host’s question to Paul Stanley: “Did you ever bring a song to the band, back in the day, and Gene would say, ‘We’re not putting that on an album?’”

Simmons interjects, “I want to tell you a story,” as he reenacts the dialogue between Stanley and himself for dramatic effect. It was around the year 1979; Paul steps in and says, “Gotta new song.’ ‘What’s it called?’ ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You.’”

“Aww, that’s great, what’s the first line? ‘Tonight… I wanna give it all to you.’”

“Yeah, I know what it is, that’s cool.”

“In the darkness…” In the darkness? Okay, that rocks!’…There’s something I wanna do…’ That’s really cool! What’s my part?”

[Sings] “‘Do do do do do-do do doooo’”

“‘No, come on… I’m doing [Demon voice] God Of Thunder! What’s my part?’”

“‘Do do do do…’”

At this point, Stern asks: “You were upset with the ‘Do do do do do?’”

“I hate it to this day,” Simmons reveals. “Except, stadiums full of people jump up and down like biblical locusts. ‘Do do do…’ And so I sing along.”

Stanley chimes in: “We’ll do festivals, and sometimes we’ll find ourselves on a bill headlining over all these hardcore metal bands, and in the beginning, we’ll say, Do we really wanna play that? There’ll be people onstage with the lead singer going ‘Geuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhh!’ and then we come on, and we’re going, ‘Do do do…’ and the whole audience is ‘Do do do…’ And that’s the beauty of music. It hits you here [points to his heart], it hits you in the heart.”

You can watch the clip below.