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Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa

Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Amber Rose told ex-husband Wiz Khalifa she will "still love [him] no matter what" on Wednesday.
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Wiz Khalifa debuts new, purple hair

Wiz Khalifa debuts new, purple hair

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Wiz Khalifa took to Twitter to share photos of his new, "purple rain"-colored dreadlocks.
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Amber Rose just a friend, says Nick Simmons

Amber Rose just a friend, says Nick Simmons

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Amber Rose and Nick Simmons have been spotted together around Los Angeles, but the 25-year-old son of Gene Simmons claims he and the model are just friends.
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Amber Rose cozies up to Nick Simmons after divorce filing

Amber Rose cozies up to Nick Simmons after divorce filing

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) --Amber Rose was spotted leaving a club arm-in-arm with Nick Simmons less than two weeks after filing for divorce from Wiz Khalifa.
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Gene Simmons to launch new music reality series

Gene Simmons to launch new music reality series

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Gene Simmons and Sierra/Engine Television CEO Chris Philip will launch a new reality singing competition called "Coliseum" next month at Mipcom.
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Gene Simmons apologizes, was 'wrong' for depression remarks

Gene Simmons apologizes, was 'wrong' for depression remarks

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Gene Simmons apologized and said he was "wrong" for saying depressed people should kill themselves.
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Gene Simmons to fellow immigrants: 'Learn to speak goddamn English'

Gene Simmons to fellow immigrants: 'Learn to speak goddamn English'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --KISS frontman Gene Simmons had strong advice for fellow immigrants in an interview with the Huffington Post, urging them to "learn to speak goddamn English."
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Kiss and Def Leppard announce tour for summer 2014

Kiss and Def Leppard announce tour for summer 2014

March 17 (UPI) -- Kiss and Def Leppard will join forces for a North American "2014 Heroes Tour" this summer.
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Gene Simmons: 'NYC is a little too high-falutin'

Gene Simmons: 'NYC is a little too high-falutin'

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- KISS' Gene Simmons explains group's love of Detroit, says New York City never produced an arena band.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Katey Sagal covers Jackson Browne, Tom Petty on new album

Katey Sagal covers Jackson Browne, Tom Petty on new album

(UPI) --The "Sons of Anarchy" star is currently promoting her new album, "Covered."
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LA KISS offers recently cut NFL player, Tim Tebow, a three-year deal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Arena Football League's Los Angeles team, KISS, said it has offered recently cut NFL quarterback Tim Tebow a three-year deal.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
By United Press International
New KISS album set for fall release

New KISS album set for fall release

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. rock band KISS is working on "Monster," its 20th studio album, which is set for release this fall, Universal Music Enterprises announced Tuesday.
Gene Simmons goes into restaurant biz

Gene Simmons goes into restaurant biz

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. rock icon Gene Simmons says he has become a partner in a new chain of music-themed Rock & Brews eateries.
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American singer/bass player Gene Simmons performs with Kiss at Wembley Arena in London on May 12, 2010. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Gene Simmons (born Chaim Weitz Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-American rock bassist, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and businessman. Known as "The Demon", he is the bassist/vocalist of Kiss, a hard rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s.

Simmons was ranked number 12 in Roadrunner's list of 50 Best Frontmen in Metal History.

Chaim Weitz (later Gene Simmons) was born at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel in 1949. Mother and children emigrated to Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City when he was eight years old. His mother Flóra Klein (formerly Kovács) was born in Jánd, Hungary. The German name Klein (means: small) is sometimes used informally in Hungarian as Kiss, that gave the rock band's name. Florence and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only members of the family to survive the Holocaust. Simmons' father, Feri Witz, also Hungarian-born, remained in Israel. Simmons says the family was "dirt poor," scraping by on bread and milk. In the United States, Simmons changed his name to Eugene Klein (later Gene Klein), adopting his mother's maiden name. He attended Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a child, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gene Simmons."
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