When you have all the money in the world, it can either change you for better or worse. There are also several people out there who are content with not being a millionaire and donate their royalty checks to school scholarships. And then there’s Gene Simmons. It wasn’t too long ago that he attempted to trademark the devil horns and no one including Ronnie James Dio’s widow, Wendy, wasn’t thrilled with that idea. However, Simmons has no regrets. In a recent interview with Windsorstar, he shared how he, “regrets nothing.”
“I regret nothing. Wake up every morning and let your conscience be your guide.
Did you know I own the money bag logo? The dollar sign with the bag of money. I own all kinds of things. I own ‘motion pictures’ as a trademark. Anyone who thinks that’s silly — the silliest thing I’ve ever done is wear more makeup and higher heels than your mommy.
People said, ‘You can’t do that.’ Actually, bitch — I can. I can do anything I want to do.”
Earlier in the interview, he was asked why the title of his 2004 solo album was titled Asshole and during his response, he admitted he’s “too rich to care.”
“Well, hindsight’s 20/20 … I love the arrogance of ‘Asshole.’ It’s often used as a term of endearment. I’ve certainly been called ‘asshole’ more than once. Starting with my mother.
And I thought, ‘Everybody’s going to get the joke.’ Apparently, they didn’t. But I don’t care. I’m too rich to care. Do what you want to do, and the world can take a hike. I’m blessed to be able to do that. You can surmise that it wasn’t a record company executive’s decision.”