Report: Tongues Were Wagging As GENE SIMMONS Visited Memphis

Michael Lollar of Commercial Appeal reports: Gene Simmons paid his respects to Memphis music last fall with a visit to the home of rock and roll for tonight's episode of his A&E reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels".

The tongue-wagging singer and bassist for KISS, Simmons visited Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street and The Peabody, where he served as honorary duck master and signed autographs for fans in the hotel's famous lobby.

Spokesmen for the Memphis attractions said they were sworn to secrecy about Simmons' visit and learned only this week the air date is set for 8 tonight.

"They don't give you the air date until close to the time it's going to run," said Peabody public relations director Kelly Earnest.

She said A&E network scouts arrived in the city prior to Simmons' visit in early October. On the day of the taping, he arrived an hour before the famous 5 p.m. duck march.

Red the entire article from Commercial Appeal.

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