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A rare photo of KISS bassist Gene Simmons without makeup or costume on in 1976.

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Gene Klein, born Chaim Witz, is known professionally as Gene Simmons or as his on-stage persona “The Demon” of rock band KISS. The musician, singer, and songwriter, also became a record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. He even dated the Queen of Pop herself, Cher!

The oddly hot couple had an open relationship. Cher once said that theirs was “the best relationship I’ve ever had with a human being.” She admitted to going off with other men but only for companionship. "Gene is the only one I’m crazy about” she clarified. “Gene might spend time with another woman and stay the night, but he wants her to leave in the morning so he can get on with his day.” Unfortunately for the demon and the diva, they learned the hard way that "casual" is not conducive to longterm love. 

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".