In the world of Gene Simmons, everything is usually great. So, it comes as a bit of a surprise that he admits there is something he is not great at -- songwriting.
Speaking to Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater Sound, Simmons says, "My batting average is very low. I can write 10, 20, 30 songs and maybe one or two will connect with people they may like. I'm not [John] Lennon or [Paul] McCartney; I don't care who you are, whether you're Bob Dylan or anybody else. Very few of the songs you'll actually write connects. It's like baseball. Your batting average is .300 and you're considered one of the top guys. Well, 70 percent of the time you miss... Songwriting is no different than a painting."
And, even writing with Dylan, which Simmons did, proved not to yield any hits, or, as Simmons says, "connect with people."