Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has blamed music fans for the demise of the music industry - and is begging them to stop downloading records illegally.
The musician claims the modern process of downloading songs from the internet instead of buying songs on CD format is taking away artists' passion.
He says, "The record industry is dead, it's six feet underground, and unfortunately the fans have done this.
"They've decided to download and file share. There is no record industry around so we're going to wait until everybody settles down and becomes civilised."