Fans ‘Loved’ Gene Simmons Fire-breathing Fail in First KISS Show
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In a new trailer teasing KISS documentary film Biography: KISStory, Gene Simmons recalled how their manager Bill Aucoin helped shape their iconic image. Simmons talked about how Aucoin came up with the whole fire-spitting stunt and introduced it in their concerts.
“Bill Aucoin said, ‘You guys are doing a song called ‘Firehouse’ – one of you guys has to spit fire’,” Simmons said. ” Literally the very first show we did, my hair went up like a fu**ing matchstick. And the fans loved it!”
Bandmate Paul Stanley also added that it was Aucoin who got the idea for their makeup, something that set them apart from every other rock outfit at the time.
Stanley noted, “Bill was also the guy who came up with the idea, ‘You’re never gonna be seen without makeup.’”
After which, Simmons added: “He said to us, ‘Marilyn Monroe, she never took a photo where she looked frumpy without her make-up. Whenever you saw her Marilyn Monroe 24 hours a day. That’s what you guys should be doing.’”
Directed by D.J. Viola, this offers an in-depth look at the legendary outfit’s extensive career. Biography: KISStory also features interviews with other current KISS members and famous KISS fans like Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.