Gene Simmons says music gives children power

It’s been said that music can do wonders and one firm believer is none other than Kiss frontman Gene Simmons, who surprised guests at the Sioux Falls benefit concert on Saturday. The star spoke about music and its power to change the lives of many children. He said, “This is about kids. We’ve had our chance. We’ve got to give them a chance. Anything that gets them off the street is a good thing.” Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was also present and agreed with Simmons and said music empowers children. “Say you finish your first song, it could be ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb,’ it doesn’t matter, but at least it’s something you’ve played,” said Neil and added, “And I think for kids, they could go into a whole other direction because they accomplished something.”

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  1. Snepts • March 31, 2013 @ 7:22 PM

    I think what Gene really meant to say was “Music gives children power, unless of course those children have a last name of Frehley or Criss.”

  2. Sydney • April 1, 2013 @ 9:36 AM

    It’s not just music that gets them off the streets. It’s any hobby or extra curricular activity really. Kids are now glued to the TV playing video games, but hey, they’re off the streets lol

  3. Snepts • April 1, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

    It’s like Uncle Ben says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Giving children power can only end in catastrophe.

  4. Kimberly • April 2, 2013 @ 1:41 PM

    It’s true. Our kids have had their games replaced with Garage Band and it has been amazing! They LOVE listening to sounds, putting them together and making their own songs. They still get the fun of using an iPad but they really get to use their minds and create something new. It’s so fun to see how happy they are to have written their own song! They definitely feel empowered =) It’s wonderful.

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