By Freddy Sherman
June 14, 2012
I've always considered Gene Simmons to be a true rock icon. While other bands may come and go, KISS, as a band and as a business empire, just gets bigger. I think it's all mainly due to Gene's acute business acumen and general wisdom.
I must admit, when I first heard he was allowing cameras into his life to film a reality show, I expected a lot of strippers and crazy rock star parties. What I got was a truly touching look at a caring family man who deeply loves his wife and kids and experiences a lot of the same issues as the rest of us.
A lot of other TV viewers agree, and the show has been a hit, gaining more fans each season. The seventh season of A&E's hit TV series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" premiered on May 28, following the couple's wedding, which was the big finale to season six. I like the show and think it really does show the other side to Gene and his family.
I had to the chance to interview Shannon Tweed about what doing the show has meant to her, Gene and the family: