Report: Outrageous GENE SIMMONS Defends Right Not To Wed Longtime Live-In

Lee-Anne Goodman of the Canadian Press reports:

It's 9 a.m. on a weekday morning and famed KISS bassist Gene Simmons is spoiling for a fight as he calls up to discuss his new hit television show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels".

With no provocation and barely a split second after pleasantries are exchanged, Simmons launches into a ribald half-hour defense of his refusal to marry the mother of his children and his longtime love, Canadian Shannon Tweed.

It seems Simmons expected to be nagged. The A&E show, after all, features him going head-to-head on the subject of matrimony with everyone from Tweed herself to his two teenaged kids and an angry female stranger in a bar who ends up wrestling him. Even Barbara Walters has asked him to explain himself.

"You women should grow up," Simmons, 57, says of his theory that the vast majority of women are desperate to walk down the aisle and will cajole and harangue their men relentlessly to make it happen. "You have to get over that stuff, because it will drive men away. And then you wonder why he's mounting your sister instead of you."

Marriage, Simmons says, is designed for women — it's "quicksand" for men.

"You just have to say 'I do' and you're done. You may as well just close the lid on your coffin because you can't get out; you're lowered six feet under. To get out of marriage is impossible without you women tearing one of our two God-given balls out, entrails and all."

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