Happy Birthday to “The Demon” Gene Simmons

Marking the birthday of one of most enduring Rock icons

Happy Birthday to “The Demon” Gene Simmons

Watch KISS performing “God Of Thunder” at Dodger Stadium, Halloween 1998 with Gene Simmons on lead as we mark the 68th birthday of one of Rock’s most enduring and celebrated icons. Gene was born Chaim Witz  in Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel on August 25th 1949. His mother survived survived along with other family members internment in Nazi concentration camps. She migrated to the United States when Gene was a child while the father stayed in Israel. He became involved in music during the 60’s influenced by The Beatles. In the 70’s Gene formed KISS and they went on to become one of the biggest Rock bands in the world to this day. Together with Paul Stanley he is the only founding member in the current line up of the band. Happy Birthday Gene!

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