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Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel, in 1949, but was raised in Queens, New York. He co-founded Kiss in the early ’70s and has since become the group’s most visible and most outspoken member. Along with Paul Stanley, bassist and singer Simmons has steered Kiss through several member changes over the years, and he’s always quick to share his opinion on his ex-bandmates (among other things). In addition to music, Simmons has spread his entertainment empire to include movies (like ‘Runaway’ and ‘Trick or Treat’) and television (‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’).

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Michael B. Thomas, Getty Images

Chuck Berry Laid to Rest With Heartfelt Memorial Service, Gene Simmons Gives Surprise Eulogy

Chuck Berry, who died March 18 at the age of 90, was laid to rest yesterday in his hometown of St. Louis with an all-day celebration of life.

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‘Married With Children’ Star Katey Sagal Says Gene Simmons Laughed at the Idea of Marrying Her

Actress Katey Sagal has revealed that she had an on-and-off relationship with Kiss icon Gene Simmons in the ‘70s – and says it ended when she discussed marriage and he laughed at her.

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YouTube / Ian Kaplan, Getty Images

Gene Simmons Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry at First-Ever Solo Concert

Gene Simmons paid tribute to Chuck Berry by performing "Johnny B. Goode" during his first-ever full-length solo concert.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Watch Gene Simmons Debut His New Solo Live Band

In preparation for his first Comic Con solo show in two weeks, Gene Simmons played a private corporate event.

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Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images

Gene Simmons Promises Massive Box Set With 150 Unreleased Songs

Kiss fans may or may not ever get another studio album of new material from the band, but it looks like they'll have a chance to hear a lot of stuff that's stayed hidden in Gene Simmons' vaults.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Gene Simmons and His Band Booked for Five Comic Con Performances

Gene Simmons will temporarily set aside his Kiss duties for a series of solo appearances at five Comic Con events throughout the spring, summer and fall 2017.

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Ethan Miller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Gene Simmons Says Bob Dylan’s Individuality Led to Nobel Prize

Gene Simmons is quick with an answer as to why Bob Dylan deserved the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Gene Simmons Guest Appearance Closes First Day of Visual Japan Summit

Gene Simmons surprised the crowd at the Visual Japan Summit by popping in to sing "Rock and Roll All Nite" during a jam session following X Japan's headline performance.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Gene Simmons’ Daughter Sophie Is Now a Hip-Hop Songwriter

Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie is getting on with her music career — but Kiss fans shouldn't expect the results to sound like her dad's work.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Watch Gene Simmons Take a Fall on Stage During Kiss Concert

Gene Simmons slipped onstage during Kiss' concert last night (July 17).

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