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God of Plunder

As rock ‘n’ roll success stories go, Gene Simmons’ is pretty impressive. ¬†Born Chaim Witz on an Israeli kibbutz to Holocaust survivors, he moved to America, grew up under the spell of Beatlemania, formed a gimmicky band with Paul Stanley (nee Stanley Eisen), and eventually turned the act – Kiss, for anyone who hasn’t heard the tale – into one of the most popular and lucrative franchises in the music industry. ¬† 553 more words

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