Speaking to Team Rock Radio, the subject of deceased musicians came up and Gene Simmons had this to say about what makes musicians iconic.
"Kurt Cobain, no, that's one or two records, that's not enough. Amy Winehouse, that's one or two records, that's not enough. What, just because you died that makes you an icon? No, no."
I'm sorry, but Kurt Cobain is a musical icon. The man wrote songs that changed the way everything was done. He is a musical icon to millions of people around the world. Nirvana might not have as many records as KISS or other bands but their songs turned everything upside down. In this case Gene, you're wrong.