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Gene Simmons

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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter, actor

Birth Name :

Chaim Weitz

Birth Date :

August 25, 1949

Birth Place :

Tirat HaCarmel, Israel

Spouse :

Shannon Tweed (former Playboy Playmate, since 1-Oct-11)

Claim to fame :

Bassist and vocalist of band Kiss

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Gene Simmons Sorry for Telling Depressed People to Kill Themselves

August 17, 2014 17:16:14 GMT

regrets his controversial suicide comments. The rocker landed in hot water after telling people who are dealing with depression to kill themselves. He shuts down his Twitter and issues an apology on Facebook for his insensitive statement.
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Nikki Sixx Calls Out Gene Simmons Over Depression and Suicide Comments

August 15, 2014 08:35:38 GMT

has launched more controversial comments. This time, the member talked about depression and suicide during a Q&A session on SongFacts, urging people who are addicted to drugs and dealing with depression to just "kill yourself." Nikki Sixx, who battled drug addiction in the past, slammed Simmons for his insensitive comments during his Sixx Sense radio show.
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KISS' Gene Simmons Shows Support to Donald Sterling

August 06, 2014 07:19:32 GMT

has shared his opinion on controversy surrounding Donald Sterling's racist rant, saying that he supports the L.A. Clippers owner. The bassist expressed his support to Sterling in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he talked about his new AMC reality series "4th and Loud" among others.
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Paul Stanley Apologizes for Offending Eric Stonestreet's Mom, Gene Simmons Denies It

June 01, 2014 17:53:12 GMT

Paul Stanley and responded to a reported airplane debacle that involved 's mother. While the former sent an apology to the "" star for the mix-up, the latter called the incident a "complete false story" that "never happened."
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KISS' Original Members Reunite at 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

April 11, 2014 02:24:57 GMT

The founding members of put aside their differences for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite their heated dispute in the past few months, , Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and took the stage together to receive the honor at the induction ceremony.
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KISS' Gene Simmons Slams Hip-Hop Stars Induction Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 17, 2014 04:04:26 GMT

once again ripped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After criticizing the organizers for choosing to honor ' original, yet former members, Peter Criss and , instead of the band's current lineup Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, Simmons now questioned Hall of Fame's choice of Hip-Hop inductees.
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'The X Factor' Auditions 5: Gene Simmons' Daughter and a Health Scare

September 27, 2012 04:23:22 GMT

and wife showed up in part 5 of "" season 2 auditions. The celebrity couple was present during the show's stop in San Francisco to support their daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons, who was one of the singing hopefuls.
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Gene Simmons' Reality Show Canceled After Seven Seasons

August 16, 2012 07:23:16 GMT

A&E is axing its veteran reality series "". After seven successful seasons, the network has officially announced that it wouldn't renew the show that follows the family of ' bassist and vocalist, .
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The Six Stand-Out Weddings of 2011 and One 'Funeral'

December 26, 2011 09:27:27 GMT

Celebrity world had more than its fair share of scandal in 2011. From confessing to having a love child to Michaele Salahi running off with guitarist, it has undeniably raised some jaw-dropping headlines in the past twelve months. Notwithstanding the drama behind the ending of some marriages, many high profile people are still celebrating their love by tying the knot.
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Attack on Gene Simmons' Website Gets Connecticut Man Two Federal Charges

December 14, 2011 06:39:26 GMT

An alleged member of the international hacker group Anonymous has found himself in hot water for a five-day period attack on ' website. Kevin George Poe of Manchester, Connecticut was arrested and slapped with two federal charges Tuesday, December 13, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said.
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Gene Simmons Thinks 'Karaoke Singer' Madonna Is Not Appropriate for Super Bowl

December 08, 2011 04:04:40 GMT

was unimpressed with Super Bowl XLVI for choosing as a performer during its halftime show. When leaving Boa in Hollywood recently, The star told TMZ that the Material Girl is inappropriate for the gig because he thinks she's one of those singers who "get up and sing with tapes."
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Gene Simmons' Wedding to Shannon Tweed Teased in Clips

October 08, 2011 04:59:26 GMT

' wedding to will be featured on the October 18 episode of "", but fans do not have to wait too long to catch a glimpse of it. In a behind-the-scenes look at the newlyweds' visit to Entertainment Tonight, clips from the October 1 nuptials are shared.
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Gene Simmons Ties the Knot With Shannon Tweed, Details Teased on Twitter

October 03, 2011 01:19:22 GMT

has said his "I do" to his girlfriend of 28 years. On Saturday, October 1 evening, the bassist tied the knot with in an outdoor ceremony held on the crystal lawn at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. They exchanged wedding vows in front of 400 guests.
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Gene Simmons' Quirky Wedding Invitation Confirms Date

September 02, 2011 03:15:28 GMT

After spending more than 25 years together, is going to tie the knot with in October in Beverly Hills. The date and venue for the bassist's wedding to the former Playboy Playmate were uncovered when their quirky invitation popped out online.
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Kevin Federline's Girlfriend Gives Birth to His Fifth Child

August 17, 2011 00:59:48 GMT

becomes a father once again. The ex-husband of pop singer welcomed his fifth child last Monday, August 15 after his current girlfriend, former competitive volleyball player Victoria Prince, gave birth to their first daughter together at 6:33 P.M., PEOPLE reported.
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Taylor Momsen Announces Retirement From Acting

August 16, 2011 17:47:11 GMT

has ditched the Jenny Humphries days completely. The former "" star has confirmed that she will not return to the acting world, saying she would rather spend her time focusing on her music career with .
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KISS' Participation in Michael Jackson Tribute Sparks Protests

August 16, 2011 14:42:39 GMT

The intention may be good but it is not taken well. ' plan to take part at the tribute concert on October 8 in Wales is dissed by the King of Pop's fans and Estate because the rock band's member publicly called Michael a pedophile in 2010.
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Gene Simmons Tweets Daughter's Picture Post Car Crash

May 16, 2011 05:17:37 GMT

Rocker has assured fans his daughter Sophie is okay after she was involved in a traffic accident on Thursday, May 12 by posting a family photo online. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital after she was involved in a four-car pile-up in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com.
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Gene Simmons: I Am 'More Qualified Than Anybody' to Be 'X Factor' Judge

November 23, 2010 10:02:06 GMT

wants 's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry. The rocker has joined a string of stars, including Sir and 's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions.
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Gene Simmons Released From Hospital After Collapsing at Airport

October 26, 2010 07:07:19 GMT

star has been admitted to hospital after collapsing at an airport. The rocker is believed to have hit his head after fainting at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, October 24. He suffered a cut to his forehead in the fall, reports TMZ.
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Gene Simmons Hunts Down His Websites' Hackers

October 19, 2010 04:14:06 GMT

has threatened to "sue the pants off" a group of hackers who infiltrated two of his websites last week. The rocker was left fuming when members of internet campaign group Anonymous targeted SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, forcing him to shut down the online portals.
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Gene Simmons' Websites Down After Hacked

October 16, 2010 03:31:59 GMT

star has been forced to shut down two of his official websites after a group of activists hacked in to protest the rocker's recent comments about illegal file-sharing. The bassist's online portals, Simmonsrecords.com and Genesimmons.com, were forced offline by members of internet campaign group Anonymous, who have targeted a number of sites linked to copyright-protection organizations in recent weeks.
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T.I. to Launch His Own Line of Cognac

June 30, 2010 08:54:21 GMT

Rapper has become the latest hip-hop icon to toast the liquor business - he's working with Remy Martin bosses to launch his own line of cognac. The "Live Your Life" hitmaker was unveiled as the brand's new spokesman in early June and now he reveals he's working on a signature VSOP blend of Remy Martin.
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Henry Rollins Explains Why He Refuses to Attack Gene Simmons

June 30, 2010 08:53:17 GMT

Hardcore punk icon has defended his decision not to attack star for bragging about his wealth on his U.S. talk show, insisting he was happy for the heavy rocker to "hang himself". The former Black Flag and Rollins Band's frontman admits he received a deluge of mail from angry fans for letting Simmons ramble on about his "hideous" wealth and sex life during an awkward interview on Rollins' former TV show "The Henry Rollins Show".
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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Pay Tribute to Bill Aucoin

June 30, 2010 03:18:55 GMT

stars and Paul Stanley have paid tribute to music mogul Bill Aucoin who died on Monday, June 28. He passed away after a battle with prostate cancer and the band was shocked to learn the man who masterminded their career had lost his fight for life.
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Gene Simmons No Longer Facing Assault Case

May 28, 2010 03:29:03 GMT

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have dropped an assault case against star citing lack of evidence, after a couple alleged the rocker attacked them on a shopping trip last year.
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Kylie Minogue Works to Bring Her Songs to Theater

May 05, 2010 04:28:48 GMT

Australian superstar is to follow in the footsteps of , and the by turning her hits into a showstopping musical. ABBA's iconic tracks were transformed into hugely popular stageshow "Mamma Mia!", which was later adapted for the big screen with and in the starring roles.
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Gene Simmons: Lady GaGa Is Female Version of KISS

May 05, 2010 03:42:50 GMT

Glam rockers are taking credit for 's outrageous style, branding the "Poker Face" hitmaker a "female version" of their band. The "Detroit Rock City" hitmakers admit they'd love to enlist GaGa as the fifth member of the group, insisting they inspired the 24 year old's flamboyant persona and stage costumes.
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Gene Simmons Urges Fans to Take Girlfriends and Wives to Breast Cancer Test

March 24, 2010 09:14:52 GMT

Rocker is urging fans to persuade their girlfriends and wives to get tested for breast cancer after his partner of 26 years found a lump. The ' star and girlfriend agreed to air segments from the health crisis on the fifth season of their reality TV show "" - and the rocker insists he's deadly serious about getting the message of screening out there.
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Presenting Award, Jada Pinkett Smith Bursts Into Tears Over Father's Death

March 06, 2010 06:00:26 GMT

broke down in tears at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on Thursday, March 4 after revealing she is mourning the death of her father. "" star was presenting the Power Award to her pal, rapper/actress , when she struggled to hold back her emotions as she told the star-studded audience about the passing of her dad, construction boss Robsol Pinkett, Jr., who had died after suffering a heart attack last week.
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