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: Fans ‘Loved’ Fire-Breathing Fail at First Kiss Show
The band also borrowed a trick from Marilyn Monroe.
Kiss Announce Two-Night A&E 'Biography: Kisstory' Documentary
Guitarist and singer Paul Stanley says he's "very proud" of upcoming film.
Gene Simmons Leaving California for ‘Quieter Life’ in Nevada
Rocker is tired of the SoCal lifestyle - and everything that comes with it.
Kiss' Gene Simmons Reportedly Sells L.A. Hideaway for $2 Million
His other California home is still on the market for $22 million.
Young, Shy Gene Simmons Would Pretend to Be English
Kiss legend hoped lessons from the Beatles would get him through “funny adolescent” time.
Gene Simmons Says ‘Money Is Not the Root of All Evil’
Kiss legend argues it’s “bulls---” that he’s not supposed to “revel in riches.”
When 'Jeopardy!''s Alex Trebek Dressed Up Like Kiss' Gene Simmons
Host transformed into the Demon for Halloween 2018.
How Gene Simmons Recorded His 1978 Solo Album: Book Excerpt
Kiss bassist conducted sessions in England, New York and Los Angeles, bringing in Joe Perry and Rick Nielsen.
Gene Simmons' 'Palatial Estate' Hits Market for $22 Million
Having stated his desire to leave California, the Kiss bassist's 16,000-square-foot home is for sale.