Why Gene Simmons Won't Drink Alcohol

September 9, 2016
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KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently chatted with TeamRock.com and explained he doesn't drink alcohol because he decided at a very young age that he didn't want to disappoint his Holocaust-surviving mother.

Simmons said, "She saw her mother walk into the gas chambers. Her whole family was destroyed. My mother was the only one left alive and she was 14. I'm my mother's only child. I was concerned that I had no right to harm my mother. I don't like the taste or smell of alcohol. I've never been drunk in my life."

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