10 Things You May Not Know About Gene Simmons & Rob Halford

10 Things You May Not Know About Gene Simmons & Rob Halford

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Happy birthday Gene & Rob!

 Rob Halford

  • Judas Priest opened for Kiss in September of 1979 on the Dynasty tour.

  • When Rob Halford left Judas Priest in 1991, he called his new band Fight. Their first album came out in 1993.

  • Rob Halford says that Judas Priest is currently planning a way to commemorate their 50th anniversary in 2019.

  • Rob Halford was once a manager of a movie theater…..a porn theatre to be precise.

  • Rob Halford appeared in a 2014 episode of The Simpsons.


 Gene Simmons

  • Gene Simmons briefly worked as a sixth grade teacher in New York.

  • Gene Simmons has never had a drink of alcohol or done drugs.

  • Two Kiss tunes, “Detroit Rock City” and “Christine Sixteen”, were featured on The Simpsons when Marge talked about Bart being rebellious because she listened to Kiss while she was pregnant with him. Gene Simmons also contributed a story, “Bart Simmons: God of Thunder” to the Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #10 comic that came out in 2004.

  • Gene’s tongue was once reportedly insured for $1 million.

  • Gene Simmons first appeared on TV when Kiss performed on The Mike Douglas Show in 1974