Simmons spent his early childhood in Tirat Carmel, and was raised in a Jewish household. At age eight, he immigrated to the United States with his mother and settled in New York City.
His father remained in Israel, where he had one other son and three daughters.
The Beatles had a significant influence on Simmons."There is no way I'd be doing what I do now if it wasn't for the Beatles.However on the latest episode of the show Gene proposed to… He has been with Shannon Tweed since 1983, but is not married to her.Gene'S daughter, Sopihe Simmons is to his upper right shoulder if you are looking at him, his "common law" sister in law , Tracy Tweed is to his left, and ofcourse his common law wife Shannon Tweed is at his… However, In California, if you live in a relationship with someone for more than ten years you are married by…While he played in these bands, he worked at odd jobs on the side to make more money, including trading used comic books.
Simmons attended Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York.She and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only members of the family to survive the Holocaust.His father, Ferenc "Feri" Yehiel Witz, was a carpenter.Stanley took on the role of lead performer on stage, while Simmons became the driving force behind what became an extensive Kiss merchandising franchise.The eye section of his "Demon" makeup with Kiss came from the wing design of comic book character Black Bolt.As of June 20th, 2011, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have not split up yet. However he does have 2 children (a son, Nick Tweed-Simmons born 22 January 1989, & a sexy daughter, Sophie Simmons born 7 July 1992) by his long time partner Shannon Tweed.