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Adam Lambert: You're no rocker, says Gene Simmons

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Genesimmonslambert_l_2In a Q&A session posted today on Gene Simmons’ website, the Kiss bassist and recent Idol guest/Lambert duet partner had an already-controversial responseto a fan who posted the following query: “Can you hook Adam Lambert upwith someone to get him started on the way to be another rock god likeyou?”

His reply: “Respectfully, I don’t think Adam is a rock singer. Hesounds much more convincing singing ballads, and Broadway shows. Hisvoice doesn’t seem to have a ‘rock quality.’ But, I’m sure he’s goingto do just fine.”

Readers, with your responses to our post about Lambert perhaps fronting Queen still pouring in, we have to ask, do you agree with Simmons?

We eagerly await your comments, whether they be the Glambert army’simmediate dismissal of Simmons as a washed-up rocker with a cameltongue, Kiss fans’ disdain for a guy whose stage makeup stops atguyliner and perhaps a little lip gloss, and the rest of you who wishthat all things ‘Idol’-related would just fall into a giant dragon’smouth and die already. Ready? Go!

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