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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’).

Gene Simmons Announces Joint Film Production Venture With WWE

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons has announced his involvement in a new film company, Erebus Pictures, that's partnering with WWE Studios to produce horror movies under a three-picture co-production deal.

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Chris Hardman, Former Contestant on Gene Simmons’ ‘Rock School,’ Dies at 24

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Chris Hardman, the singer whose career as the performer known as Lil' Chris took off after his appearance on Gene Simmons' reality series Rock School in 2006, has passed away at the age of 24.

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Gene Simmons Defends the Rolling Stones’ ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’

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Gene Simmons expressed his admiration for the Rolling Stones brief excursion into psychedelia.

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41 Years Ago: Gene Simmons Sets His Hair on Fire

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You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and you can't spew thousands of fireballs without setting your hair on fire a few times.

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Eric Singer on Kiss Without Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley: ‘I Don’t Think I Would Want to Do That’

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Kiss enjoy an apparently never-ending demand for their music -- and given that they play in costumes and makeup, the band could conceivably continue on as a live act with replacement players even after all of the original members decide they don't feel like performing anymore.

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Gene Simmons’ Daughter Launches ‘Sexy Rocker Grandma’ Clothing Line

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Sophie Tweed-Simmons, the 22-year old daughter of Gene Simmons, has launched her own clothing line.

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Gene Simmons Shares Advice From His New Personal Finance Book, ‘Me, Inc.’

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Love him or hate him, Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons understands how to make a lot of money, and he's sharing a few pointers on the subject in his new book, 'Me, Inc.'

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Nikki Sixx Says ‘New Blood’ in Rock Proves Gene Simmons Wrong

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Gene Simmons may think rock is dead, but his former touring mate Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue begs to differ.

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Joe Perry Kind Of Agrees With Gene Simmons That Rock Is Dead

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Joe Perry can empathize with Gene Simmons about the problems facing rock music right now.

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Gene Simmons’ Son Nick Is Reportedly Dating Amber Rose

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Gene Simmons son is reportedly dating the estranged wife of rapper Wiz Khalifa.

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