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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’).

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

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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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Win an LA Kiss Game-Worn Jersey Signed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

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Here's your chance to win an LA Kiss shirt signed by both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, a one-of-a-kind keepsake for any season.

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Gene Simmons Sticks by ‘Rock Is Dead’ Statement

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You didn't expect Gene Simmons to back down from his recent proclamation that rock is dead, did you?

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Gene Simmons Thinks Ray Rice Might Need to Become ‘Somebody’s Girlfriend’ in Prison So He Can Understand Abuse

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Because nothing can happen in this country without someone asking Gene Simmons what he thinks about it, now we have the Kiss co-founder's thoughts on the aftermath of Ray Rice's vicious physical attack on his then-fiancee in a casino elevator earlier this year.

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Dee Snider, Foo Fighters Rebut Gene Simmons’ Claim That ‘Rock Is Dead’

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Gene Simmons is no stranger to controversy, and his recent pronouncement that rock is dead has provoked a typically passionate response -- including rebuttals from some of his peers.

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Gene Simmons Writes Rock Music’s Obituary

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"Rock is finally dead."

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Ace Frehley Blasts Gene Simmons’ ‘Ignorant’ Comments on Depression

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Ace Frehley says his former Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons needs to learn how to treat other people with respect.

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Gene Simmons on Football, New Music, a New Movie and More – Exclusive Interview

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The L.A. Kiss arena football team, co-owned by Kiss founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, didn't have a banner debut season, finishing at 3-15.

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