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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407060170
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Kiss and Make-Up




The autobiography of Gene Simmons of KISS, one of the most infamous rock & roll legends alive.

Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz in 1951 in Haifa, Israel, to a carpenter and a Nazi concentration camp survivor. When he was nine, his mother brought him to New York, opening up his mind to American culture and sowing the seeds for KISS.
KISS gave people great rock n roll music with an awe-inspiring theatrical show. Each member had their own look- Gene's was The Demon, and his bat-like make-up, on-stage fire-breathing, tongue-waggling and blood-drooling made headlines worldwide.
Simmons' life is extraordinary and his personality contradictory. He has witnessed and partaken in the highest level of debauched rock and roll behaviour, but has never touched drugs or alcohol.
Honest, outrageous, uncensored and hilarious, finally, the real story of the man behind the make-up.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407060170
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz, in Haifa, Isreal, in 1949. He now lives with his partner and two children in Los Angeles.

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Praise for Kiss and Make-Up

“Readers may be surprised by Simmons's clarity and candour. How did Chaim Witz, the overprotected Israel-born son of Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors, become Gene Simmons, fire-breathing, tongue-flexing, blood-spitting rocker?”

New York Times


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