'Goodwill' lover Gene Simmons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 June 2008

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons says it would be "rude" not to sleep with groupies.

The KISS frontman sees himself as a "Good Samaritan" because he boosts his female fans' confidence by showering them with attention.

He said: "Think of me as a goodwill ambassador. The poor girls spend hours putting on their make-up and their perfume.

"How rude would it be if that got ignored? Otherwise, they'll feel their self-esteem lower. You don't want that happening. I'm a Good Samaritan. It's my good-natured side."

The singer - famed for his outrageous costumes and make-up - also said he is willing to stay in character when he is in the bedroom.

When asked if he keeps his costume on in private, he teased: "It depends what the ladies like."

KISS are set to play at the Download festival in Derby, North England, this month.

Gene claims people are more likely to want sex at outdoor events - and advises fans to stay away from drugs.

He added to NME magazine: "The chances are pretty good that the male of the species will have an urge to merge. Don't get high. Save the money. You get high, there's nothing you're going to say that's going to be witty and charming. And your schnackle might not work. Trust me."

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A big old tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons. The quartet have sold over 80 million albums worldwide since the band formed in New York in 1973 and were named by VH1 in their top ten list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’.

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