Kiss’ Gene Simmons’ websites forced offline after downloading comments

Bassist had hit out at 'freckle-faced college kids'

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons saw two of his official websites forced offline recently by online group Anonymous.

The long-tongued musician had made comments about how companies in the music industry should act tougher against individuals who illegally download music, seemingly inspiring the wrath of the group, which is linked to the forum.

Anonymous managed to crash Simmons‘ sites and for a period before they returned to the worldwide web, reports the Guardian.

Simmons had said: “The music industry was asleep at the wheel, and didn’t have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we’re left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs. There’s no industry.”

Scroll down and click on the video below to watch the Kiss man making the comments.