God of Thunder

Gene Simmons has always been one of rock’s leading pitchmen: during the Super Bowl yesterday, he just happened to be pushing Dr. Pepper instead of a variety of Kiss-related merchandise. I was reminded of a “Rites of Passage” back-page interview I did with him for Details back in 1998, where he displayed his intelligence and his ego:

When I look in the mirror, I see a powerful and attractive man. Nobody else sees it, but I don’t give a shit. Fuck being humble! God, I love how this reads. I wish I could read it right away.

Simmons has had an interesting life: grew up in Israel, used to work at Vogue. I just added the interview to the archives; you can read it here.

posted 8 February 2010 in Archives, Articles and tagged , , . no comments yet

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