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Gene Simmons shows off his Kiss phone cover

Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons shows off his Kiss phone cover in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th July 2015

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Celebrities at Comic Con

Gene Simmons - Celebrities at Comic Con in San Diego - San Diego, California, United States - Thursday 9th July 2015

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 - Day 4

Gene Simmons - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 - Day 4 - Prize Giving Ceremony - Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom - Monday 29th June 2015

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015 winners board

Gene Simmons - Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015 winners board at indigO2 at The O2 - London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th June 2015

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Download Day 3 - Kiss

Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley - Download Day 3 - Kiss - Main Stage performance - Donnington, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th June 2015

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Gene Simmons Advises Women To "Stop Depending on Men" Financially


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Gene Simmons is known to be very opinionated, and on some occasions offensive, and while promoting his new book, 'Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business,' the KISS singer may have landed himself in it yet again as he tried to offer women some life advice.

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Simmons shared what he thinks is some good financial advice for women

When appearing on Trending with Andrea Tantaros last week, Simmons sat down with the Fox News host and expressed what he thinks women should be doing in order to become financially successful.

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Why Does KISS' Gene Simmons Think Rock Music Is "Finally Dead"?


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The bassist and vocalist of the iconic band KISS, Gene Simmons, who is one of rock music's most recognizable figures, recently declared that the music genre is "dead," and he puts the blame on the financial struggles young bands are faced with today.

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Simmons declared rock music "finally dead"

The outspoken musician made these brash statements during an interview for Esquire magazine that was conducted by his 25 year-old son, Nick Simmons, who co-starred with him and their family on the A&E reality show 'Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.'

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Gene Simmons "Deeply Regrets Offhanded Remarks" About Depression And Suicide


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Back in July, Gene Simmons did an interview with SongFacts, in which he talked about (among many other things) depression and suicide. His comments, perceived as insensitive by many even back then, received a renewed bout of negative reactions, following Robin Williams’ suicide earlier this week.

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Simmons apologized for his comments and said that he hadn't intended to speak "without regard" for depression sufferers.

 

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Gene Simmons Issues Apology For Telling Depressed People "Kill Yourself"


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Unsurprisingly, Gene Simmons has been forced to take back some recent controversial comments he made about addicts, people suffering with depression and suicides, after suffering a unanimous backlash from the public.

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Simmons suggested that a depressed person should "kill yourself"

Just over two weeks ago, the KISS frontman conducted an interview with SongFest.com, and began taking ruthless shots at people who claim to have a hard life.

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Gene Simmons Apologizes for Insensitive Comments Regarding Suicide


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The KISS bassist is known for his outspokenness, but for many crossed a line when in an interview with SongFacts.com he remarked "I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim," and "For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' Fuck you, then kill yourself."

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The offhand comment was made on July 31st, but many took notice of his words in light of the suicide of actor Robin Williams, who had battled drug addiction and depression. According to Rolling Stone, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx was so disgusted by the sentiment, he called for a boycott of all Gene Simmons and KISS-related music on his radio show.

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KISS Rockers Deny Bullying Eric Stonestreet's Mother On A Flight


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Kiss musicians Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have hit back at claims made by actor Eric Stonestreet alleging that the rockers were rude to his mother, Jamey Anne, on a flight. The Modern Family star kept his fans up to date with his mother's travels and started by posting a screenshot of an excitable text conversation with his mother when she had spotted the rock and roll superstars on her plane.

"I think Gene Simmons is on my flight," texted Jamey, adding "Do you think I should go give him a kiss?" However, things apparently soon turned sour, as Stonestreet revealed in another Instagram message.

"Turns out both Gene Simmons AND Paul Stanley were on my mom's flight to Kansas City. Gene tried to bully my mom out of her seat and when she said no, he said, 'It's ok, I just bought the plane' and then asked her for HER autograph. - d**k move... The Paul (sic) called her 'Aunt Bee' - d**k move," he wrote.

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Kiss' Paul Stanley Unleashes His Wrath In Scathingly Raw New Memoir


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Paul Stanley, frontman of the glam rock outfit Kiss, has released a new memoir in which he details some of the more private aspects of his life and reflects upon his career fronting one of the world's biggest bands. From fairly humble beginnings and with a little hard work, Kiss became one of the highest selling rock n' roll acts of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.

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Paul Stanley Releases Memoir, 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed.'

Life hasn't always been plain sailing for Stanley, 62, who is also known by his stage name The Starchild, owing to the black star he paints over his right eye. Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, the child afflicted with microtia, a facial deformity which prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf on the right side, didn't have an easy ride at the hands of his peers.

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Jennifer Aniston Quashes Rumours Of Engagement Trouble With Justin Theroux


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Jennifer Aniston is happy to discuss the rumours surrounding her married to Justin Theroux. Appearing at a We're the Millers promotional event, she spoke to the press in order to clear any misunderstanding regarding her engagement.

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at 85th Annual Oscars, Hollywood. 

The couple have been dating since May 2011. Theroux asked the Friends star to marry him on her birthday in August last year. There have been numerous rumours surrounding the state of the couple's relationship including, according to USA Today, that Theroux had called off the engagement earlier this year. 

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Schoolboy Blues: Mick Jagger Wanted To Be A Teacher!


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Mick Jagger considered being a teacher, a politician and a journalist. 'Start Me Up' singer revealed his early career plans during a televised interview. Speaking on the Today programme, The Rolling Stones singer said a career as "a schoolteacher would have been very gratifying". Had the singer gone on to be a teacher he would have kept his families' tradition as both his father and grandfather were teachers.

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Mick Jagger in New York, 2011

Teaching is surprisingly more rock and roll than you'd expect. Sting was a teacher before he became a hit in the 80's, as was Sheryl Crow, Gene Simmons, Brian May, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

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Video - Jack Black Is Joined By Gene Simmons, Bob Saget And Two Of The Beach Boys At His Friar's Club Roast


Rockstars and comedians hit the Hilton Hotel in New York City for the Friars Club Roast of Jack Black. Along with Black himself, Kiss star Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed and son Nick Simmons also made appearances.

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Gene Simmons

Date of birth

25th August, 1949

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.88