Yahoo! 7 News spoke with members of KISS. Portions of the report appear below.

…At the 69, Gene Simmons is the band’s most outrageous character. The other founding member, 67-year-old Paul Stanley, is more reserved – off stage, at least.

“I think there’s a time and place for everything,” Paul explains. “I prefer to live that time onstage when we’re performing. When we’re not, I don’t give it up.”

Gene admits the pair have their differences, and he can drive Paul crazy sometimes. “I’m peculiar,” he laughs. “I recognize that. I’m eccentric, I am all about myself, I love the sound of my own voice…”

…“I’d say it’s like Ying and Yang,” says [drummer] Eric [Singer]. “A battery has a positive side, negative side, and together that creates the electrical energy that is needed for it to power something.”

Gene and Paul met almost half a century ago – two Jewish teenagers with little in common except a love of music and a lust for money and fame.

“I was a little unpopular chubby kid with a deformed ear and I’m not very socially skilled,” Paul recalls. “I wanted to create this persona that would make me sought after and make the people who I didn’t think were nice to me envious. ‘Oh, we should have been nice to him…’”

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  • Doug R. on

    Happy birthday to the Demon, no not this Demon, The Demon of Screamin’ – Steven Tyler! 😉

  • elliot goldberg on

    gene’s raccoon wig, thank you for responding to our ‘kiss tress” signal. please don’t weave us again.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Your welcome – but you all must know I am Hair today gone tomorrow.

    • Dana on


    • Doug R. on

      I Juander if Gene is tired of hairing about his wig yet? He must be wigging out by now! 😉

  • Doug R. on

    I’m $urprised Gene hasn’t patented his wig yet, he could call it the Genie Beanie! 😉

    • Dana on

      LOL!! Or the Roadkill Thrill 😉

    • elliot goldberg on

      *can be worn for religious occasions

    • Dana on

      OMG, LOL!!!!

    • Charles Clinchot on

      Or herpies on his head

    • elliot goldberg on

      herpes, the love bug…coming soon

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