GENE SIMMONS co-founded KISS 37 years ago. KISS is the juggernaut of all licensed merchandise in music brands. KISS has released 45 albums and has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. SIMMONS is a two time bestselling author, owner of SIMMONS/Universal Records, SIMMONS Books, SIMMONS Comic Group, a tv/film/record producer, co-founder of CoolSpringsLife.com, a partner in Ortsbo.com, a public speaker in his GENE SIMMONS Rich and Famous Expos and any number of other ventures. SIMMONS is also the star of the longest running celebrity reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.