KISS co-founder and lead singer, Gene Simmons, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 40th year (!!!) and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles, and boasting over 3,000 licensed / merchandise items.
In October 2012, the band released the 20th studio album to date, MONSTER, which debuted in the top 3 of the Billboard charts within its first week. Outside of his music business endeavours, Simmons expanded his artistic explorations in the areas of TV and film. He starred in his own realty show on A&E, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which after airing for nine seasons made it the longest-running celebrity reality show of all time. He also completed two seasons of Gene Simmons’ Rock School for VH-1. In addition, he created the show Mr. Romance for Oxygen, as well as My Dad the Rock Star, for Nickelodeon’s NickToons.
Simmons is a Partner in the Stronach Group, which is North America's largest horse racing entity, and has Simmons/Universal Records….and is a Founding Partner in Ortsbo, the world's largest universal language translator…and is a Founding Partner in Rock and Brews, the restaurant franchise chain….and is a Founding Partner in Cool Springs Life, a life equity strategy entity that loans money to high net worth individuals, among a number of ventures he's involved with.
Gene Simmons co-founded KISS 40 years ago.
KISS continues to be the juggernaut of licensing/merchandising, with over 2,500 licenses.
KISS has broken BOX OFFICE RECORDS set by the Beatles and Elvis and continues stronger than ever.
KISS has been AMERICAS NUMBER ONE GOLD RECORD AWARD WINNING GROUP of all time. (RIAA).
KISS GOLF COURSE, Las Vegas. The first location, so far.
KISS COFFEEHOUSE - in Myrtle Beach. The first of a brand, new franchise.
KISS & HELLO KITTY team up for a co-branded KISS HELLO KITTY lic/merch campaign in 90 countries.
KISSOLOGY VOL I, VOL II, and VOL III have sold an astonishing 20 X PLATINUM (!!!). And, sales are only for North America!!!
KISS/Cannon camera debuted in Japan
with TV commercial, billboards and posters.
KISS and DR PEPPER: Two TV commercials, featuring Gene as Dr. Love, and a Dr Pepper nationwide Radio Spot
KISS PEPSI COLA TV commercial.
KISS COCA COLA has put Genes face on their bottles in France.
KISS HOLIDAY INN TV commercial.
KISS VISA CARDS in association with various banks.
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS was on the air for 9 Seasons!!!
ROCK AND BREWS - the Global Restaurant Chain. Gene Simmons and partners Michael Zislis and Dave Furano. Sites in El Segundo, Calif, and at the Delta Terminal in Los Angeles Airport, and in Maui, Hawaii and in Tokyo, Japan. Many more sites opening soon.
COOL SPRINGS LIFE.COM - Gene Simmons is Co-Founding Partner in Cool Springs Life, a venture that provides estate planning for high net worth individuals -- Minimum net worth = $20 Million.
ORTSBO.COM - The World's Largest Universal Language Translator and Guinness Book Of Records (TM) holder.
Gene Simmons is a founding partner.
GENE SIMMONS has:
A Gene Simmons US Postage Stamp available at your local Post Office.
SIMMONS ABRAMSON MKTG was the Marketing Company of The Indy Racing League. And Gene created the "I AM INDY" campaign and song for IndyCar.
GENE SIMMONS RICH & FAMOUS EXPOS (™) - Gene does speaking engagements around the world.
SIMMONS RECORDS is a joint venture with UNIVERSAL RECORDS in Canada. The first release is THE ENVY. And our 2nd act is KOBRA & THE LOTUS, currently touring Europe.
SIMMONS BOOKS, which published his NY Times Best Seller, SEX MONEY KISS, the LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT and the upcoming new book, GENE SIMMONS ART OF WAR.
SIMMONS AUDIO VISUAL, which released his SPEAKING IN TONGUES lecture Tour of Australia.
Gene did an Audio Book of his NY Times Best Seller SEX MONEY KISS and his other LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT
Published his own magazine, GENE SIMMONS TONGUE (Sterling/McFadden).
GENE SIMMONS ROCK SCHOOL (VH1) his reality show.
MY DAD THE ROCK STAR (Nickelodeon) created/exec prod of smash cartoon.
MR. ROMANCE (Oxygen) created the show.
Discovered VAN HALEN and produced their 15 song demo.
Managed the recording careers of, among others, LIZA MINNELLI.
Produced New Line Pictures DETROIT ROCK CITY.
Acted and co-starred in movies such as RUNAWAY (Tristar) and WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (New World), NEW GUY (Revolution) and television series such as UGLY BETTY, THE APPRENTICE, THIRD WATCH (NBC), MIAMI VICE (NBC) and scores of others.
Written two New York Times Best Selling Books, KISS AND MAKEUP (Crown), SEX, MONEY, KISS (Simmons Books/New Millenium) and LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT.