Who Does Gene Simmons Credit For His Lusty Ways? His Father

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Musician Gene Simmons (L) and Shannon Tweed attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 'Godzilla' at Dolby Theatre on May 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
In what will be one of the few things Gene Simmons doesn’t take credit for (Remember how he said he invented the devil horns hand gesture?), the KISS icon says that his way with the ladies is a sign that he is, in fact, his father’s son.

In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Gene says his father, who took off on his mother shortly after his birth, bedded quite a number of ladies back in his home country of Israel and that, “When they found my father when he passed away, there was a 35-year-old Russian woman with him.”

I suppose there are worse ways to go out.

Gene does insist that he did A LOT of running around and claims to have slept with upwards of 5,000 women, but says he would never abandon his family, like his father did.

Say what you want about Gene (and frankly, there’s a lot to say), but it is obvious that he loves children.  Good on him for not being like his father in that respect.