Gross stuff on NPR

If you or a client of yours is about to be interviewed on the radio, I suggest you avoid Gene Simmon’s media coach. Simmons appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross Monday and apparently mistook Terry Gross for Howard Stern. Their quotes come from an article in the New York Post.

Gross: “I’d like to think the personality you presented on our show today is a persona that you’ve affected as a member of KISS, but that you’re not nearly as obnoxious when you’re at home or with friends.”
Simmons: “Fair enough, and I’d like to think that the boring lady who’s talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one’s who’s doing NPR, studious and reserved.”

You won’t find the usual audio file or transcript of the show on According to the site:

[Simmons declined to give permission for this Web site to offer audio of his interview, or sell tapes or transcripts of it.]

Lucky them.

Update: Hey, it’s the Internet. Someone was bound to tape the interview and post an mp3 of it. It’s a 25 MB file, however.