A cool fact you may not know about Gene Simmons is that he is actually considered to be one of the world’s best fire breathers. Inspired by a magician, Simmons was inspired tried to pick up fire breathing himself. At first, he began to doing it as a cool stunt to perform on stage.
Over the years, Simmons has improved his fire skills quite a lot, and he even holds a personal record in fire breathing. He has managed to breathe out a 15-foot flame. How hot is that?!
The Warriors of Kiss
If the name “The Warriors of Kiss” sounds ridiculous to you, you are not alone. But, for some reason, both Kiss and World Championship Wrestling thought it was a good name. They also thought it was a good idea that kiss would start their own wrestling group.
They started with one wrestler who was dubbed The KISS Demon. He had Gene Simmons' makeup and was supposed to be his alter ego. But, the idea didn't really take off; the whole thing fell off the table.
In 1983, Kiss made history when they decided to perform without makeup and costumes for the first time. What not many know is that this wasn't the first time the band was caught without their signature looks on.
That being said, 10 years earlier, they were actually photographed "unmasked" without their knowledge or consent. The culprit was a photographer named Charlie Auringer. Charlie wanted to make money at the expense of the band, so he lied to them that their manager agreed to them being photographed without their makeup. That was a lie, of course, but at least Kiss managed to convince him to keep the pictures to himself.
No Kiss For The Beatles
Despite their massive success, it seems that Kiss's career is filled with one bad choice after the other. How else could you explain the fact they gave up on the opportunity to be a part of the Beatles' classic film, “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”?
Kiss was offered to participate in the 1987 classic as the Future Villain Band. But, they refused because they were afraid that playing the bad guys would hurt their reputation. The part was offered to Aerosmith instead, and the rest is history.
No Beatles For Kiss
When Gene Simmons worked on his solo album, he was determined to have at least one song featuring the Beatles. But, after asking each and every member of the four Beatles individually, all Simmons was left with was four negative answers.
Maybe they all refused because they were still hurt by Kiss refusing to take part in their movie that same year; maybe it was just “scheduling conflicts.” Either way, we may never know the truth. Simmons just ended featuring The Cast of Beatlemania instead.