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"You don't know how big the image is," Simmons told the Daily Telegraph. "By some experts, it is believed to be the most recognised pop culture image on Earth -- even above Mickey Mouse."
He was unrepentant about how much emphasis Kiss had placed on product endorsement to promote their image too. "You know, there's no U2 comic book, there's no Mick Jagger action figure," the 60-year-old rocker said. "We have our own Visa card. You can go into Wal-Mart and get M&Ms with our faces on [them]. We have a Dr. Pepper soft drink campaign now. It's unbelievable!"
Paul Stanley emphasised the group's anti-drugs stance. "When everyone started talking about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, I was saying, 'You keep the drugs, and I'll take the sex and the rock 'n' roll.'"
Kiss are in the UK to hit the nation's arena circuit, with Simmons, Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer due to start their tour at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, May 1. The glam metal outfit returned in 2009 with 'Sonic Boom,' their first studio album in 11 years.