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  Ronald Gene Simmons #131
Simmons was charged with sixteen counts of murder, found guilty and sentenced to death.
Simmons was first tried for the Russellville crimes, and a jury convicted him of capital murder and sentenced him to death.
Simmons again notified the trial court of his desire to waive his right to direct appeal, and after a hearing, the court found Simmons competent to do so.
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  Gene Simmons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel) is the performer and entertainment mogul best known as "The Demon", his blood spitting, fire breathing, tongue-wagging persona in the rock band KISS.
Simmons formed the rock band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s with Stanley Eisen (also known as Paul Stanley) and recorded one album, which was never released.
Gene Simmons made a guest appearance on an episode of Miami Vice as a drug dealer with connections in New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gene_Simmons   (1294 words)

 Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons is the front man, lead singer and bass player for Kiss, the theatrically-inclined rock band from the late 1970s who famously wore face makeup for all their public appearances.
Simmons was born in Israel, but he and his mother emigrated to New York in 1958 and he soon began going by the name Gene Klein.
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons (Eugene Klein, born Chaim Witz) musician Born: 8/25/1949 Birthplace: Haifa, Israel A...
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/genesimmons.html   (369 words)

 Gene Simmons and Terry Gross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gene Simmons is his stage name; he was born in Israel in 1949, the son of a Holocaust survivor.
Gene Simmons: I believe in my heart that anyone who gets up there and says what they're doing is art is on crack, and is delusional, and that in point of fact, what they really...
Gene Simmons: No, nobody in the family was orthodox, but when I came to America, my mother, being a single mother, had to go out and work, from 6:00 in the morning till 7:00 at night, so she put me in a yeshiva, which is a Jewish theological seminary.
www.maniahill.com /funny/Gene_Simmons_Terry_Gross_Fresh_Air_02_04_2002.htm   (4187 words)

 Gene Simmons, Still Haunting The House
Simmons' career has taken him from Tupelo to the world, from obscurity to fame, and from fame to relative obscurity again.
Simmons said the session was not like his others in that everyone involved had fun.
Yet Simmons was not like his contemporaries in country or rockabilly because he could sing a variety of music and sing with soul.
www.rockabilly.nl /artists/gsimmons.htm   (972 words)

 Gene Simmons Biography - AOL Music
Although Gene Simmons found fame as a blood-spurting, fire-breathing, bass-playing demon with Kiss, his early years were about as far removed as you can possibly get from the notorious heavy metal band.
Simmons' pleas fell on deaf ears, but the event sowed the seeds for Simmons launching his own record company (albeit short-lived) in the '80s, Simmons Records, as well as briefly managing Liza Minnelli.
Simmons is also a shrewd businessman, often credited as the main force behind turning Kiss into a mega-dollar-generating, merchandising machine (look no further than Kiss' top-grossing 1996-1997 reunion tour).
music.aol.com /artist/gene-simmons/5429/biography   (496 words)

 Gene Simmons Family Jewels - Gene Simmons Family Jewels Spoilers, Episode Guides, Message Board | TVGuide.com
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Spoilers, News and Recaps
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Pictures, Cast, Episode Guides, News and More on Starpulse.com.
Gene talks to his mom about what she w...
www.tvguide.com /tvshows/gene-simmons-family/282121   (424 words)

 Simmons Suit Won't Go Away - Nov 11, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nov 11, 2005, 9:15 PM PT Gene Simmons may have put the "x" in sex, but a former girlfriend of the rocker now has the green light to put the "s" in sue.
Ward says both she and Simmons were involved in a normal three-year romance when she was a 21-year-old college student and he was living with his mother in Queens--before he shot to fame as the blood-spitting monster-faced member of KISS.
Simmons attempted to turn a group of English music prep school students into a hard rocking band in his Gene Simmons' Rock School.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,17763,00.html?rsslatest   (479 words)

 Gene Simmons Photos - Gene Simmons News - Gene Simmons Information
More Pictures Gene Simmons was born on August 25th, 1949 in Haifa, Israel and is best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of the hard rock supergroup, KISS.
Gene plans on making a "Rent-A-Bachelor" charity event his coming out party, but being as he didn't follow the doctors orders he is unable to attend.
Gene's nicknames are Gene the Nazarene and Genie.
www.tv.com /gene-simmons/person/53779/summary.html   (521 words)

 Newsvine - Gene Simmons Hails Israeli Soldier
Simmons, 57, founded the heavy metal band Kiss in the 1970s and became famous for wearing white and fl face makeup, spitting fire and sticking his tongue out at sold-out elaborate performances.
Simmons, the band's bass player, was born Chaim Witz in the northern Israeli city of Haifa before emigrating to New York as a child.
Simmons sent a video message this week to Ron Weinreich, an Israeli soldier and die-hard Kiss fan, who was seriously wounded in Israel's 34-day fight with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/08/26/340613-gene-simmons-hails-israeli-soldier   (314 words)

 Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels - The Deadbolt
With Gene Simmons’ reputation firmly entrenched in the history of rock and roll, from his on larger than life stage presence to his legendary womanizing days, fans will get a surprise with the rocker’s home life.
According to The Boston Globe, away from the image of a rock and roll star, Gene Simmons is actually a down to earth guy that loves his kids, their mother and is a good dad.
Gene Simmons (Chaim Klein Witz) formed the band, Wicked Lester in the early 70’s along with Stanley Eisen (aka Paul Stanley).
www.thedeadbolt.com /news/111522/simmonsfamilyjewels.php   (404 words)

 Review: Gene Simmons Family Jewels--AllYourTV.com
Their life doesn't seem all that weird, given the fact that the head of the household is Gene Simmons.
Gene wants to do everything for him and spends much of his excess energy focusing on his son's career like some deranged rock-and-roll stage dad.
Simmons is a smart guy, and I'm sure he's wise enough to craft the show to be entertaining without sharing anything too embarrassing with the viewers.
www.allyourtv.com /0607season/genesimmons.html   (533 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Asshole: Music: Gene Simmons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Whether you love or hate Kiss bassist/marketing mastermind Gene Simmons, the main revelation of his second solo album is how eclectic he can be with his musical choices.
Gene threw a curveball on his first solo album with "When You Wish Upon a Star," but in an odd way it fit.
I know Gene intended this to be a departure from Kiss music, but all this CD shows me is that in his heart of hearts, Gene would like to be Barry Manilow.
www.amazon.co.uk /Asshole-Gene-Simmons/dp/B0001NPUXI   (2860 words)

 The Biography Channel - Gene Simmons Biography
Gene Simmons is no stranger to the small screen either, and has appeared in many minor guest roles in various TV crime shows, including “Millennium”, “Miami Vice” and “Third Watch”.
Simmons is reputed to be opposed to the concept of marriage, but has a son (Nicholas, born in 1989) and a daughter (Sophie, born in 1992) by his long-time girlfriend, model and actress Shannon Tweed, with whom he lives in Beverly Hills.
Gene’s latest reality TV venture is called “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”, which is somewhat reminiscent of “The Osbournes”: in this series, TV cameras follow Simmons and his family around, to document their everyday life.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/1816:0/Gene_Simmons_.htm   (2297 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Gene Simmons: Remastered: Music: Gene Simmons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gene Simmons' 1978 Kiss solo album turned out to be the most surprising of the bunch.
When Gene Simmons was first introduced to Paul Stanley in the early 1970s, the future Demon arrogantly asked to hear some of Paul's material.
Gene Simmons solo album was widely regarded as the most different and varied of KISSes solo efforts.
www.amazon.co.uk /Gene-Simmons-Remastered/dp/B000001ELD   (1562 words)

 Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz on 25 August 1949 in Haifa, Israel
The children formed their own rock band and with Gene Simmons guiding them, they learned how to write, record and perform - in time to be support band for Motorhead at the Hammersmith Apollo.
In the USA, Gene Simmons Family Jewels was transmitted by A&E, which featured Gene and Shannon and their children Sophie and Nick (as well as their dog, Snippy).
www.biogs.com /famous/simmons.html   (448 words)

 Gene Simmons Founder of KISS
Gene Simmons, infamous for his work with KISS is now releasing a solo album with co-collaborators like Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and Dave Navarro.
Gene explains a little bit about how the album came to be, and his thought process behind it.
Sanctuary Records approached me with revising the Simmons record label, and I said that I was interested because there was a Canadian act that I wanted to sign called Bag.
thecelebritycafe.com /interviews/gene_simmons_2004_05_04.html   (998 words)

 Gene Simmons Biography
Gene and Paul, realising that Wicked Lester was not living up to expectations, set about creating ‘the band that would rule the world’.
Gene's KISS character was The Demon, and his bat-like makeup allowed him to act out all of the characters that had enchanted him as a child.
This would prove to be a make-or-break situation for the band, as for the most part music consumers had grown tired of this aspect of the band, and it had arguably got to the point where people were actually avoiding their music because of it.
www.kissinuk.com /bio/gene.htm   (1712 words)

 Gene Simmons shows parenting skills on TV - Boston.com
By night, Gene Simmons goes to work wearing makeup and spitting blood in the rock band Kiss.
Gene Simmons shows parenting skills on TV Kiss bassist Gene Simmons shows his favorite fit for cameras while a band mate Paul Stanley looks on before the start of a Tokyo concert as part of Japan tour, in this Friday, May 28, 2004 file photo.
Simmons says he lives by the same rules he applies to his kids.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2006/07/14/gene_simmons_shows_parenting_skills_on_tv   (297 words)

 Gene Simmons Family Jewels
With a father who is the legendary KISS tongue-wagging demon, Gene Simmons, and a mother who was a former Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed, their lives are far from normal.
Gene Simmons Family Jewels gives a glimpse into the lives of Gene and Shannon, long time partners who have no plans of marrying, and their two kids, Nick and Sophie, as they face the trials and tribulations of normal day life.
Gene Simmons Family Jewels is a reality television series about a rock star and his family, following their everyday lives with a huge doze of inadvertent comedy.
www.buddytv.com /Gene-simmons-family-jewels.aspx   (296 words)

 Gene Simmons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gene Simmons is the 'demonic' bassist of the hard rock/heavy metal band Kiss.
Simmons first met Paul Stanley at Coronel's house, as Coronel was playing with Simmons and Stanley in separate bands.
Simmons has no current plans to release anymore solo albums or musical projects anytime soon.
www.rocknrollhell.com /simmons/index.html   (276 words)

 Amazon.com: KISS and Make-up: Books: Gene Simmons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Throughout the story, Gene is honest about his passions, his fears, his ambitions, his frustrations, the revelations he experiences, his influences, his life philosophy and ultimately his dedication to his companion, Shannon Tweed and his utter devotion to his children.
Gene has trouble dealing with people as actual people and not merely tools to be manipulated on his way to his idea of success.
Simmons, along with Paul Stanley, saw a vision for Kiss and their work ethic, business savvy, and determination are to be commended.
www.amazon.com /KISS-Make-up-Gene-Simmons/dp/060960855X   (2709 words)

 Gene Simmons' financial kiss and tell
And while the Israeli-born Simmons, who fell in love with American pop culture as a boy and prides himself on having achieved the American Dream, turned KISS into a business empire, his other ventures have made him a mogul in his own right even beyond his band's achievements.
Gene Simmons: Well, we prefer you buy it while you're alive, because they're moisture-proof, and you can use them as a cooler.
Gene Simmons: In a short period of time, there's nothing as profitable as touring.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/investing/20030922a1.asp   (1148 words)

Gene Simmons was just spotted on the Citi fixed income floor, accompanied by blaring KISS music, courtesy of the traders.
Gene, with his thick skin (according to the doctors), was a chore to work on, while Shannon's corrections were, by comparison, mild.
Simmons and girlfriend Shannon Tweed auctioned off a chance for a lucky bidder and three guests to have a VIP dinner in Los Angeles on May 19, including the flight, limo service, fine wine, champagne, and a rare signed Collector's Edition DVD set of Gene Simmons Family Jewels that airs on AandE.
www.genesimmons.com   (4501 words)

 Ape Culture - Gene Simmons Book Signing Astor Place 2001
Although Gene was not slated to appear until 6:00 PM, a queue had already begun to form along Lafayette Street, as directed by security.
I had a good vantage point for the pre-signing radio interview, as Gene sat with a DJ about 20 feet away from me. I was struck by how tall he was, even without the platform boots and by his grin which seemed more game show host than demon.
On his official website, Gene claims that he signed for 1,000 people in 4 hours and that he stayed until the last person had a signature.
www.apeculture.com /music/simmons.htm   (1688 words)

 Gene Simmons at Hollywood.com
Gene Simmons, the outspoken, legendarily long-tongued musician/entrepreneur of face-painted rockers KISS, however, was perhaps the first member of rock and roll history to have taken this metaphorical idea literally.
Simmons was born on Aug. 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel as Chaim Witz, the only child of a petite Hungarian Holocaust survivor mother and a strapping 6’5” Polish father.
Simmons hoped across the pond to host a Channel Four reality series, “Gene Simmons Rock School” (2005-06), in which the veteran rocker took a dozen grade school students with no knowledge of rock music and attempted to turn them into budding rock gods.
www.hollywood.com /celebrity/Gene_Simmons/1115449   (2758 words)

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