If you assumed Gene Simmons telling immigrants to learn g--damn English would be his most controversial quote of the week, that would seem like safe bet.
Not the case, however. The rocker, 64, is back in the news thanks to strong remarks he made on the topics of drug addiction and depression in a recent interview.
Simmons gave the quotes to SongFacts (dot) com July 31, before Robin Williams' suicide elevated the issues to the center of so many public debates.
Still, Gene raised eyebrows by saying he "get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim."
He went on to say that "drug addicts and alcoholics are always, 'the world is a harsh place.' My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany."
"I don't want to hear f--k all about 'the world as a harsh place.'"
"She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' F--k you, then kill yourself."