Gene Simmons: Manga Superstar

Gene Simmons: Manga Superstar

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” I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day.”

Who hasn’t sung, or at least heard, those famous Kiss lyrics before? Very few people, I imagine.

Gene Simmons, bass player for that band and owner of one giant tongue, will be taking his act to the big screen in a movie based on the Manga comic book DMC. According to his web site, Simmons, who is the star of the reality show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, will play the Demon God of Rock and Roll (click on the link for photos of Simmons in costume).

Here’s what he says:

The famous Japanese Manga comic book “DMC” is being made into a movie by TOHO/SONY. Toho Productions are the fine people who brought you GODZILLA and THE MYSTERIANS…as well as countless other Japanese movies.
I was thrilled to be asked to play the Demon God of Rock and Roll — what else? Shooting was from dawn till late at night. The shoot took place right after the NEW ZEALAND KISS SHOW. I got to sleep at 2:00 am and got up 4:30 am to catch the 7:00 am flight to Tokyo.
Hectic.
Once there, I not only had to shoot the Japanese movie (which is being released in August — only in Japan), our GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS tv crew were also there to record some of the fun and games.
Here is yours truly in a real Geisha House. And, here is what I look like in one of my get ups in the movie. You’ll see the results in a future GSFJ episode.

Here’s a video of Simmons performing his trademark “mouth full of blood routine” in a 1976 concert, complete with footage of his aforementioned giant tongue:

And if you were one of the few who has yet to hear the lyrics ” I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day,” here’s your chance:

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