David Lee Roth has responded to Gene Simmons “releasing” him from the KISS tour and saying that he was “past his prime.”
On Instagram, Roth shared a black-and-white image of a child that looked a lot like the kid on Van Halen’s album cover of 1984… except he was flipping the bird. It was captioned “Roth to Simmons” and at last count, Roth had posted it 18 times on his profile.
The post stemmed from comments made in an interview with Rolling Stone, Simmons said that, “I don’t know what happened to him, (but) something.” He went on to compare him to Elvis and commented: “I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime. Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that.”
Along with the cutting comments, Simmons did go on to say that “Roth was the ultimate frontman in his heyday.”