MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
Well old Gene was leaving our fair city this afternoon after what was most likely a weekend full of sex and booze for him. In any case, he was walked up to the ticket counter and showed me his AA ticket. He was inquiring about what gate he had to go to. When I showed it to him on his boarding pass (First Class to LGA of course) he said "why do they make the bloody print so small? Let me see one of your tickets." I went ahead and showed him one of ours, and he thought ours was much better. He also said that "Air Tran is a stupid name for an airline" and asked me "do you guys give lap dances on your flights?" I told him only after 9pm and he walked away and said thanks for the assistance. Nice guy overall. Really tall. I'm sure he was just glad to have a somewhat normal conversation with someone. You just never know who you'll see/meet in an airport.
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
A friend of mine said she saw rim riding as the King in a parade, I forget which one. She made some comment about understanding why he wore make up and that in person he was hideous lol. Would be interesting to meet him none the less.
PacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1347 times:
His sister-in-law (well, sort of as Shannon and Gene aren't married in the paper sense) is a good friend of mine and she speaks very highly of him. He's apparently a VERY nice person and a total family man.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
In about 1976 KISS played San Diego. They parked their plane up next to the fence at the east end of SAN, next to Boom Trenchard's a restaurant. The roadies had already come and gone and here was KISS on board their plane with no makeup. Hundreds of fans with cameras on the other side of the fence, half a wingspan away and KISS can't get to their limos without being paparazzi'd at the height of their secretive phase.
I had to leave before the little drama played out.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7098 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Gene Simmons is in fact a tee-totaler. Has never drank, done drugs, etc.
Sex, and dressing in wild outlandish kabuki-style makeup, it would seem are his only vices.
I've heard him several times on various TV and talk radio outlets and the guy is **amazingly** well spoken and intelligent. Has some insightful libertarian positions when discussing politics, and I don't say lightly that I wish he would run for office.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
That's cool you met Gene Simmons. He is a smart guy and I like his style and contribution to rock music. The evoq the essence of what rock & roll is all about. Rock hard, make lots of money and bang a lot of chicks in the process. That is the American dream!
I have an audio cassette recording of him on National Public Radio (NPR) with Terry Gross. It was an amazing showdown egos.
NKP S2: Congrats on meeting one of the gods of rock.
He is not a God of rock. He is a God of Thunder! (Destroyer LP 1976)
Slider: I don't say lightly that I wish he would run for office.
I agree 100%!
He is the kind of Republican I like. I wish the GOP was more like Gene Simmons and less like W and Bill Frist.
He is a hardcore hedonist much like myself but all he wants is a huge tax cut.
The fundamentalist religious types need to go to hell, and they will!