Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

Adrian GarroCategories:Rock Cellar TV

Rock Cellar Magazine

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Recently, Gene Simmons invited us into his home in Southern California for a no-holds-barred chat about KISS, the first record he bought, inspiration, his new box set The Vault and much, much more.

Here’s Part 1 of the five-part chat between Simmons and Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp:

And, as a bonus preview of what you can get with a (free) Rock Cellar subscription, here’s Gene playing a few tunes for us:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

And, finally, Part 5:

RockCellarTV was introduced a few years ago as an effort to allow larger-than-life music icons to get up close and personal, discussing whatever they want — for however long they want, resulting in some candid conversations about hits, successful albums and music legacies … as well as misses, scandals and anything else they were comfortable discussing.

Gene Simmons joins the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity during RockCellarTV’s history, a list that includes Todd Rundgren’s UtopiaWalter EganStewart CopelandJudy CollinsRita CoolidgePeter Noone of Herman’s HermitsSteve HackettJohn OatesRick SpringfieldSteve Lukather of TotoMike Love of the Beach BoysTodd RundgrenRingo Starr and more.

Some of these chats took place at Rock Cellar HQ in California, while others were filmed on-location at venues (like the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, in the case of our chat with John Oates) as the artists prepared for a gig. They’re all up on our YouTube channel.

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