Gene Simmons says Kiss are in talks with ‘Angry Birds’ team over spin-off game

Rocker says they're in talks with Sony Games and want to tap into console market

Kiss‘s Gene Simmons has revealed that the band are in talks with the team behind the computer game Angry Birds about starring in their own spin-off.

In an interview with Industry Gamers, Simmons said he was confident that the mooted-project “will become a deal” and also claimed that the rockers were in discussions with Sony Games.

“We’re talking with Sony Games now,” he said. “We are really trying to take it in areas that haven’t been done before and have stayed out of the marketplace because the ideas simply weren’t exciting enough. So while the gaming world is waiting for the Kiss games that are going to explode, we’re busy taking the brand to places where no brand has gone before.”

He went on to add:

We’re talking with Angry Birds, Kiss and Angry Birds, which will become a deal.

Simmons also said that the gaming industry had had a big impact on the music business, adding: “Technology has impacted the music industry in more ways than even it understands. People think it’s about the internet, but it’s usually a cold experience. You’re just watching it.

“The more you get involved, the more it connects with you and the more you’re doing it and the more you control the music and the visuals, the more it becomes important.”

Simmons isn’t the first musician to express an interest in joining forces with the Angry Birds team. Last month, it was reported that rapper Kanye West had met with the developers behind the game for a brainstorming session.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, Paul McCartney claimed that he wanted to write music for video games because he thinks it’s easier to make money through the console market than it is by selling CDs.