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The Unpredictable Gene Simmons

The Unpredictable Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons is leader and bassist of the band Kiss, which rose to prominence and popularity in the mid 1970s. They were known for their face paint, black-leather outfits, eight-inch platform heels and grandiose stage shows. Simmons entertained Kiss audiences by spitting out blood, belching fire and sticking out his seven-inch tongue.

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 4, 2002.

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