Kiss star Gene Simmons has joked the passengers on the Kiss Kruise worship Satan.

The 64-year-old bassist and his bandmates Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are set to host the third annual cruise for fans from October 28, during which they will play an acoustic show without their trademark make-up and celebrate the spooky holiday Halloween.

Gene claims one of the leisure activities on offer to paying passengers is a ceremony celebrating Hell-dweller Beelzebub - who, according to the Christian faith, is an evil fallen angel who rebelled against God and wishes to lead humanity away from moral behaviour.

In an interview with UK station Absolute Radio 90s, Gene said: ''We've been touring the world for two-and-a-half years, on and off, and we're going to Japan in about a week and a half, and right after the Japanese tour, we do the Kiss Kruise. It's four or five thousand crazed fans who gather on a ship and worship Satan. We do all kinds of crazy things, wear make-up and all kinds of fun stuff.''

The musician performed the US national anthem at the National Football League (NFL) International Series game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (29.09.13) and he admits he is a big fan of the ''real man's'' sport.

Mocking soccer - the most popular game in the UK, where it is known as football - he explained: ''The NFL is a great organisation, as you know, and the American version of football doesn't really include a ball at all, it is a sort of very angular. The guys weigh as much as a small truck when they come at you with speed. The reason they wear padding is because it's real man's sport.''