1. He Gets Tongue Tied: He has the longest tongue in rock and roll (rumored to be 7-inches long!) and he was known to spit blood from his mouth and breath fire into the air 15-feet high during the band's outrageous concerts.2. He's a Lover, Not a Fighter: According to Gene himself, he has slept with over 4,800 women. That is not a typo - that's truly four thousand and eight hundred women. However, one woman stole his heart a few decades ago. He's been with Shannon Tweed for 29 years - yes twenty-nine years! - and the two finally tied the knot in October 2011.3. He's a Hit-Maker: Love him or hate him, the man deserves some props as he helped KISS sell over 100 million albums worldwide and the band even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Need to catch up on KISS? Download these: "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City," "Love Gun," "Beth," "Calling Dr. Love," "I Was Made For Lovin' You," and "Tears Are Falling."4. He Loves TV: Aside from the aforementioned Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, his TV credits include the cartoon My Dad the Rock Star, Mr. Romance, and Rock School. He's also appeared on such reality shows as The Celebrity Apprentice (Donald Trump fired him in week three), Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Answer: yes. He's hella smart!), and even Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.5. He's a Good Jewish Boy: Born Chaim Weitz in Israel and raised in Queens, New York, the seemingly bad boy rocker says, "I have never been high or drunk in my life." We kinda believe him. He also once considered being a rabbi.
Tuesday / September 25, 2012