- Gene Simmons was the co-founder of the hard rock band, KISS. The band is famous for outrageous antics and kabuki style make-up.
- A magician called "Amaze-O" taught Gene Simmons how to breathe fire.
- Gene Simmons can shoot fire out of his mouth 15 feet high. The world record is 20 feet, which makes him one of the top five people who can breathe fire in the world.
- Gene accidentally caught his hair on fire on December 31, 1973 in New York.
- Gene's parents are named Feri Witz and Florence Klein.
- Gene Simmons is of Hungarian and Jewish descent.
- Gene's famous tongue has been measured at over 7 inches in length.
- Gene's trade marks are his tongue, his axe-shaped bass guitar and the Demon makeup he wore during his days in KISS.
- Gene and his family are the subject of a new reality show on the A&E Network, titled Family Jewels.
- Gene Simmons is a former member of the Mickey Mouse Club.
- Gene is publisher of his magazine Gene Simmon's Tongue.
- Gene has the same birthday as Rob Halford, the vocalist for Judas Priest .
- Even though, Gene Simmons is the co-founder of the band, Paul Stanley is actually the one who suggested the name KISS.
- Gene played in a band called Cathedral several years before forming KISS.
- Gene has never used alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.
- Gene Simmons claims to have slept with over 4,600 women.
- Before deciding on a career in the music industry, Gene considered becoming a rabbi.
- Gene speaks five languages. He can speak English, German, Hungarian, Japanese and Hebrew.
- Gene dated Norwegian actress, Liv Ullmann.
- Prior to forming KISS, Gene Simmons was a 6th grade teacher in Spanish Harlem.
- Gene Simmons is 6' 2" tall.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
21 interesting facts about Gene Simmons