Showing posts with label Gene Simmons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gene Simmons. Show all posts

October 03, 2011

Gene Simmons gets married

After being together for twenty eight years and having two children together, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally tied the knot on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California. Here's some info about the wedding.

Gene Simmons is known for being a founding member of the band KISS. When the band was formed in the 1970s, Gene and his bandmates decided they needed a gimmick. Each band member dressed up in full costume and wore face paint. The band is still very popular today.

Interested in reading more about the band? Part of the "Rebels of Rock" series, the library edition is available here. This title is also available in paperback.

August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Gene Simmons!

For those KISS lovers out there, here's some trivia on Gene Simmons. Did you know that Gene Simmons' real name is Chaim Witz? Did you know that his mom was a Holocaust survivor and had been in a concentration camp during World War II? Did you know that Gene was born in Israel, and moved to the United States when he was eight?

Aileen Weintraub has written a middle school biography on this famous rock group. Read about the band members and how they formed KISS, the ups and downs of some of the members, how they became a marketing machine, and where they are today.