Gene Simmons has been branded a “sex addict” by his former bandmate, Ace Frehley.
Frehley revealed that Gene, who recently wed his girlfriend of 28 years, Shannon Tweed, originally only had sex “once or twice a year,” but later slept with “hundreds” of women the band became more successful.
In Ace’s book, entitled “No Regrets: A Rock ‘n Roll Memoir”, he stated, “I believe Gene is a sex addict, in much the same way I am an alcoholic. If you’ve been with only one or two women (and had to beg for whatever you got off them), it must be intoxicating to suddenly have groupies falling all over you.
“You go from getting laid once or twice a year to getting laid a hundred times by a hundred different women.”
Ace performed with the band KISS from 1973 to 1982 and later rejoined in 1996 for six years.
Gene’s sexual escapades had a “negative” effect on the band and Frehley said Gene wasn’t very selective about the girls he banged.
Ace added, “We all have our issues and vices, and I saw Gene’s behavior affect him and the band sometimes in a negative way… He would f**k almost anything. Short, tall, plump, svelte, attractive, merely tolerable.”
Simmons responded to Ace’s comments, stating, “Fact: Ace has been a drug addict and alcoholic for 35 years. Fact: We love Ace and wish him all the best.”
Wow! We’re sure Gene Simmons’ new bride will love to hear Ace’s remarks!