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Gene Simmons

Gene Klein (born August 25, 1949, as Chaim Witz) aka Gene Simmons, is best known as the blood spitting, fire breathing bass player for the rock band KISS.

Simmons formed the rock band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s with Stanley Eisen, who later became Paul Stanley in KISS. Wicked Lester recorded an album together, but as of 2002, it has never been released. Eventually, two other musicians joined the band, Peter Criscoula and Paul Frehley - who would become Peter Criss and Ace Frehley when the band changed its name to Kiss in the early 1970s. KISS released their first self-titled debut in February of 1974.

Simmons is also a movie producer and actor who has appereared in a number of movies including Runaway.



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