Re: Gene Simmons..oh dear
To an extent, he's right. Performing an art is a self-pleasing experience. You can play to a song in the privacy of your home and be performing in an artform. Once you get the impetus to perform for others, it becomes more focused on sharing said art for the sake of its acceptance, and by extension, the acceptance of you as an artist.
In the end, it's a popularity contest. We all wish to be successful in what we do. We never leave high school, the politics just become more subdued.
Plus, it never hurts to impress women.