Rock Legend Gene Simmons Talks Dogs With iHeartDogs

by Adriana Sandoval / iheartdogs.com

There probably isn’t a soul alive who hasn’t heard of THE Gene Simmons – the lead singer and bassist for the legendary rock band, KISS. Yes, Gene Simmons has many titles, including: father, husband, entrepreneur and actor. But the one you may not know, that we absolutely love, is: Gene Simmons, Doggy Dad to 4 rescue pups!

We had the privilege of chatting with the legendary rocker about his life and perspective on dogs, in our ongoing segment we like to call “Dogs of Our Lives”.

Are you ready to know Gene Simmons of KISS better than you ever have before? Check out our interview below AND wait till you see what we get to do with Gene for shelters — it rocks!


Fan's New Tattoo

Thanks to Carolyn-Bae Jones for sharing her brand new Paul Stanley signature tattoo with us!

KISS Nesting Dolls


Thanks to the Bauer family of Texas for sharing these KISS nesting dolls with us that they found in Russia.




On this day in KISSTORY - June 17, 1995 - KISS began the North American leg of the first Official Worldwide KISS Convention Tour in Burbank, California. Peter Criss makes a surprise appearance at the Convention and joins Gene, Paul, Bruce and Eric on stage, singing two KISS classics -"Hard Luck Woman" and "Nothin' To Lose".

The unique and revolutionary KISS Convention tour featured a traveling KISS Museum displaying vintage KISS stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia. Performances by KISS tribute bands, KISS collectors/dealers buying, selling and trading KISS merchandise, precedes an evening appearance by KISS themselves, appearing live and in person, conducting a question and answer session, autograph signing, and a two-hour plus unplugged set comprised mostly of spontaneous fan requests. Both Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick also performed clinics at the events.

Official KISS Conventions were held in Australia, Canada and the United Sates.

Songs performed at the KISS Conventions:

Comin' Home / Plaster Caster / Goin' Blind / Domino / Nothin' To Lose / Sure Know Something / Calling Dr. Love / C'mon and Love Me / Spit / I Still Love You / God Of Thunder (Country version) / See You Tonite / Do You Love Me / A World Without Heroes / Every time I Look At You / Rock Bottom / Shandi / Strutter / Hide Your Heart / Black Diamond / Heaven's On Fire / Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS also played (at least portions of) Strange Ways / Love Her All I Can / Love Gun / Take Me / Love Theme From KISS / Just A Boy and many more!

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