GENE SIMMONS: 'My First Motivation Is To Make Lots Of Money'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to New York Post's Cindy Adams about his new book, "Sex Money Kiss". "The book's about sex," he said. "My design, and I suspect all God's designs, start with some engine. A car's engine either has horsepower or not. The design of this particular beast, man, is to expel sperm. Every time we get aroused we expel sperm. If not, the family of man would suffer from extinction.

"Women are from Mars, men have penises. Life's biggest problem is marriage. One of the two is usually a man who is expected to get in touch with his feminine side. I've never asked a woman to be in touch with her masculine side. A woman wants a man to cry at a sloppy movie. But if he cries before she does, he's a wimp.

"Messages we get from women are complex. What's good for the gander is not good for the goose. A woman only wants to hook a man. That's why she paints her lips with a vaginal color. A husband might be capable of loving a woman but not capable of loving her sister and mother also. And if he doesn't, his wife will take more than half his gross pre-tax dollars, which is 50 percent more than the entitlement of the woman who gave birth to him. I'd only give my mom 10 percent. If she demanded more I'd say, 'Get lost.'

"So, when this wife leaves this 'son of a bitch' and the law allows her to take his balls, she marries again and also keeps whatever she makes from her daytime job. I urge all women to get married as often as they can and men, never. I have never been married. Never intend to. Marriage is an institution which to get into you have to be committed. I've been with [Playmate model] Shannon Tweed for 20 years. We have two great kids. But marriage, never. Look, only women who watch 'Oprah' and 'Dr. Phil' believe men walk down the street and do not look at a woman with double D's. I mean, a man can hold his breath but not forever. A man has two heads but only blood enough for one. Also, please note, Oprah's not married."

"My first motivation is to make lots of money. I invest only in me. My only business is the Gene Simmons business. July 22, KISS is out with our 36th album, 'The KISS Symphony' on KISS Records, which was done five months ago with the Melbourne Symphony. All 70 pieces were in tails, wearing KISS makeup. I'm writing other books right now. We start our tour Aug. 2 in Hartford. I am interested in cash."

"This book is about redefining relationships. Love and sex are not the same thing. A wife either lives a life of lies or she deals with it. A prostitute has more self-respect. A prostitute at least tells you what it'll cost beforehand. Jealousy is purely selfish. All about, 'But what about me?' I have a big mouth and I'm not shy about saying that I'm 6-foot-2 and the quintessential big hairy stinking man who's willing and able to drill for oil whenever anybody's ready . . ."


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