Don't make lip-syncing a habit at concerts, or outspoken KISS-man Gene Simmons will have something to say about it.
"We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Simmons said at a press conference detailing his massive concert tour plans this Tuesday.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is siding with Simmons too. "No disrespect to Rihanna, she's a great singer, but we're in a slump for some shit that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that's floating around out there," Lee said. You tell 'em, Tommy! And if Rihanna takes offense, pull out your Methods of Mayhem CDs. That'll show her!
We've come up with five more pop singers that have been known to sing along with Simmons-irking backing tracks. Check out which other singers Gene Simmons and Tommy Lee probably don't like after the jump...
If anyone knows how detrimental lip-syncing can be to an artist's career, it's Ashlee Simpson. After struggling with acid reflux issues, Ashlee acted contrarily to the comments she made in Lucky about her disapproval of lip-syncing and did it in desperation on Saturday Night Live.
It's no secret that Britney lip-syncs at her concerts on a pretty regular basis. In fact, lots of people claim that she does it throughout her entire show. It's understandable that one's vocals probably won't be perfect if the dance routines are always as strenuous as those in Britney's shows, but at the end of the day, that's still not an excuse to mime an entire concert.
The first clue that Janet has faked her way through this performance is that she doesn't need a handheld mic if she's wearing a head set. How did she not consider that?
Even Elton John understands the realities and challenges of performing at the Super Bowl halftime show. He knows what's up. This year, his advice to Madonna before her performance was, "Make sure you lip-sync good."
If Milli Vanilli falls in the forest, do they make a sound?