Contact Us

Is Gene Simmons a Good Dancer? Duff McKagan Tells All!

Gene Simmons
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Well, at least some fun has come out of the ill-fated and mostly cancelled Rock and Roll Allstars’ South American tour: we’ve learned that Gene Simmons, the demonic monster of Kiss, is one helluva hoofer.

This late-breaking news comes courtesy of former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who along with Simmons, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot and several other major rock stars, were set to embark on a nine-city tour of Latin America. The majority of those dates ended up being cancelled for security and logistical reasons, but judging from McKagan’s report on the trip in Reverb, a good time backstage was still there for the taking.

Apparently, once former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach broke out the boombox and cranked some Sly & the Family Stone, “Simmons suddenly appeared, and started dancing . . . really well. He did some disco dancing, the ‘mashed potato,’ the ‘twist,’ the ‘hustle,’ and some good ol’ stripper dancing (editor’s note: you can find that yourself). We all stood rather agape at this spectacle. The God of Thunder has real and bona fide SOUL. What the?”

McKagan goes on to tell of what else he learned about Simmons during the trip — including his encyclopedic knowledge of hit songs, and how he arrived in America at age eight without speaking a word of English. You can check out the rest of the tale right over here.

Oh, no, we just realized… Simmons is going to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ one of these days, isn’t he?

Watch Kiss Disco it Up with ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’

Subscribe to Classic Rock Q107 on

Best of Q1077

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q107 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q107 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.