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The name Gene Simmons refers to two artists: the rock-icon and member of the rock band KISS, and an American rockabilly artist. For the rockabilly artist, see also Jumpin’ Gene Simmons.

The rock icon Gene Simmons (born Chaim Klein Witz on August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel) is the performer and entertainment mogul best known as “The Demon”- his blood spitting, fire breathing, tongue-wagging persona in the rock band KISS. His parents are Jewish from Hungary. He plays bass guitar and sings. Simmons currently lives in Beverly Hills, California with his long time partner Shannon Tweed and their two children, Nicholas and Sophie. Simmons claims he has had sex with over 4,600 women. However in a 2004 documentary on The Biography Channel, his partner claimed that such statements were made for publicity reasons and are in fact not true
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The rockabilly star Gene Simmons was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1958. While playing different clubs in the Memphis area in his early years, Gene’s unique style and down to earth manner caught the prized attention of Sam Phillips, owner of the infamous “Sun Records” company. It would just be a matter of days before the fast-acting Sam Phillips would add Gene to his impressive list of stars signed with Sun Records: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich.

As his musical career was continuing to develop, Gene was approached and joined the famous “Bill Black Combo” as lead singer. Together, the Combo gained national attention and made appearances on popular television shows which, of course, included “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand.”

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  • HimitsuUK

    rockabilly Gene ftw

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SillyMusicLover

    wildroses07, that's because when they scrobble the real Gene Simmons they see this ugly mug in their library. lol

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    "waiting for the morning light" epic (○゚ω゚○)

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wildroses07

    can someone explain me on PM why does everybody hate him? I know that people hate jews because blablablah, but I don't know why they especcially hate HIM that much :D

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KISSologist

    happy birthday, mr. simmons!!

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    still loving Geneeeee simmonssssss isssss myyyyy dadddyyy from Ugly Betty

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kaitsuj

    Gene Simmons was born Gene Simmons in Tupelo, Mississippi, and began his recording career with Sun Records in 1958. //// Chaim Weitz (later KISS Gene Simmons) was born at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel in 1949. After arriving in the U.S., young Chaim Witz took the name Eugene Klein and in the late 1960s changed his name to Gene Simmons, after legendary rockabilly performer (Jumpin’ )Gene Simmons

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mdsandler

    Gene is cooler than Bono. Read my article at the great new site, ctzine.com. http://www.ctzine.com/a-tale-of-two-humilities-kiss-vs-u2/

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Andy_warhola

    For those of you who are Republicans like Gene (and have a bit of a sense of humor): http://www.last.fm/group/Mitt+Romney+-+The+Mittster

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • love12794

    Gene, I would personally like to thank you for your vote for Casper from Ovilla on the Top Dog Contes on Jack Fm 100.3. I personally got involved when people was making rude and ugly comments about his looks and tongue. People can be cruel in this world, all animals no matter looks are beautiful in their own way, just has humans. Parents want to know where kids can get being mean. This is a contest about dogs, not seeing how much fun you can make fun of them. I personally love all the dogs. Again, just wanted to say Thank-You.

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Guillenrique

    the best to me

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • TallicLizzy

    I'd love to slap this fucker around. KISS sucks.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • rick-roll

    give him money or he could not care less for your greetings

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MojoBungee

    Happy Fuckin Birthday Mader Faker

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rafaelwho

    Happy Birthday Simmons!

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • PeceMcKinnon

    Happy B.Day crazy man!

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • StormBurn

    Happy Birthday Gene! :D

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Happy Birthday Gene Simmons!!)))

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • EdFredKuli

    he has the best make-up of the kiss :D

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Killerkyle1994

    i'm not here to Rip on Gene, i love the guy, he makes some cool songs, i mean yeah he's a money grubbin jew, but don't be mad cuz he makes money off stupid ideas and you don't, he invests in a lot of charity's, so not like he's selfish with all his money

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
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