Top Gene Simmons Facts

Top Gene Simmons Facts

1- “Despite the rock ‘n’ roll culture of the ’70s and ’80s, Gene Simmons has never done drugs, smoked cigarettes or drank alcohol.”

2- “Gene Simmons is 6′ 2″” tall.”

3- “He owns a football team”

4- “Gene Simmons first decided he wanted to be in a band while in middle school, after watching girls scream at The Beatles on TV”

5- “In 1978, Simmons released his self-titled solo album in which he played electric and acoustic guitars. The album also featured guest appearances by other well-known musicians”

6- “He also appears in some video games as playable character”

7- “On December 15, 2014, Simmons was awarded the Golden Medal by the Reial Circle Artístic de Barcelona (Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona)”

8- “Good friends with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.”

9- “He is Designer of the axe shaped bass guitar.”

gene simmons axe

10- “Gene Simmons is a former member of the Mickey Mouse Club”

11- “In 2013, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History accepted an autographed Gene Simmons Axe bass into their collection”

12- “Gene Lived with Cher for several years”

13- “He’s a philanthropist”

14- “He launched a magazine, ‘Gene Simmons’ Tongue’ in 2002 which was discontinued after only five issues.”

15- “Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Richmond College in Staten Island, New York.”

16- “Gene’s famous tongue has been measured at over 7 inches in length.”

Gene simmons tongue

17- “In 1970, he met guitarist Paul Stanley who shared his dreams of forming a band”

18- “Simmons’ family received the MEND Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic efforts and support for Mending Kids International at the organization’s annual gala on November 9, 2013”

19- “Over the next few years, Simmons acted in a number of lesser known movies like ‘The New Guy’ (2002), ‘Extract’ (2009), and ‘Expecting Mary’ (2010).”

20- “Gene played in a band called Cathedral several years before forming KISS”

21- “Gene accidentally caught his hair on fire on December 31, 1973 in New York.”

22- “Simmons was born in Israel as Chaim Witz”

23- “There’s a baby calf that looks just like him”

gene simmons  baby calf

24- “Gene speaks 5 languages fluently: Hungarian, Hebrew, High German, Japanese and, of course, English”

25- “Gene had many jobs before he was in KISS, but the two most notable were as a 6th-grade teacher at Spanish Harlem in New York City and a brief stint working at Vogue Magazine.”

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