Gene Simmons

Israeli Actor and Musician
Born Aug 25, 1949

Gene Simmons is an Israeli rock bassist, singer-songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and actor. Known by his stage persona "The Demon," he is the bassist/co-vocalist of Kiss, a hard rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on August 25, 1949.


1974 24 Years Old Kiss released their self-titled debut album in February 1974. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old The new drummer was Paul Charles Caravello, who went by the stage name of Eric Carr, and played for Kiss from 1980 until his death in 1991. … Read More


1999 49 Years Old During an interview in 1999, Simmons was asked about the source and significance of Kiss' stage makeup and personas: … Read More


2003 53 Years Old Simmons was a supporter of the foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration. He supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, writing on his website: "I'm ashamed to be surrounded by people calling themselves liberal who are, in my opinion, spitting on the graves of brave American soldiers who gave their life to fight a war that wasn't theirs in a country they've never been to... simply to liberate the people therein". … Read More
2006 56 Years Old During the 2006 Lebanon War between Israel and Lebanon, Simmons sent a televised message of support (in both English and Hebrew) to an Israeli soldier seriously wounded in fighting in Lebanon, calling him his "hero."


2010 60 Years Old In 2010, Simmons said he regretted voting for Barack Obama and criticized the 2009 health care reforms. Following Obama's 2011 Mideast speech, in which the President called on Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a settlement "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps," Simmons told CNBC that Obama was gravely misguided. "If you have never been to the moon, you can't issue policy about the moon. … Read More
On January 28, 2011, Simmons was in Dallas, Texas, to host the Aces & Angels Salute to the Troops charity event. … Read More
2012 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In an April 2012 interview, Simmons endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President, stating as well that "America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman."
2013 63 Years Old On October 30, 2013 during the KISS KRUISE 3, KISS Navy members John and Jamie Downs presented Gene Simmons with a plaque commemorating the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's acceptance of an autographed Gene Simmons Axe bass into their collection. … Read More
2014 64 Years Old 1 More Event
He also guest-starred as himself in the 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode Long Road Home. … Read More
2015 65 Years Old On 6 November 2015 he attended a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces gala in Beverly Hills, which raised more than $31 million. … Read More
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