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 only child,” Simmons said. “I was concerned I had no right to harm...