Gene Simmons (birth name Chaim Witz) is an Israeli American rock bassist, vocalist, and actor, who best known as "The Demon", the blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and tongue-wagging bassist and one of the lead vocalists in the hard rock band Kiss. He was born in Haifa, Israel in 1949, and emigrated to New York City at the age of eight. At the age of 20, he changed his name to Gene Simmons to honor legendary rockabilly performer Jumpin' Gene Simmons. He formed the rock band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s with Stanley Harvey Eisen (now known as Paul Stanley). Dissatisfied with Wicked Lester's sound and look, Simmons and Stanley left Wicked Lester. They decided to form the ultimate rock band, and started looking for a drummer. Soon Peter Criss and Paul Frehley joined them. Kiss released its self-titled debut album 1974. And now, you may download Gene Simmons' solo album, Asshole, in mp3 from our site.