KISS (music group)

The unbelievably sweet reason why Gene Simmons of KISS has never done drugs or gotten drunk

The unbelievably sweet reason why Gene Simmons of KISS has never done drugs or gotten drunk

Rocker Gene Simmons says there’s no big secret to his ability to play a show night after night while wearing 50 pounds of gear (that’s between the armor and his guitar):

“I’ve never been drunk and I’ve never been high,” said Simmons, 67, who is currently on tour with KISS

Although a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle practically preaches indulgence of booze and drugs, Simmons said he went against the grain — for his mother, who survived a Nazi concentration camp while many in her family did not. 

“I’m my mother’s...

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