Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons, the bassist for Kiss, is kicking off the band's new tour with a Halloween-night concert on Fox TV.

Q: When you first put on the makeup, did you look in the mirror right away and say, "Oh, yeah. This is going to be big"?

A: Before then, actually. I've always been delusional. I've always stood in front of the mirror and thought, "Goddam. You are a powerful and attractive man."

Q: Have you had sex in the makeup?

A: Many times. With the boots on, with the makeup on. Some of the girls prefer to wear stuff. The tattoos...

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