While it's entirely inarguable that he's revoltingly misogynist, indefensibly avaricious, shamelessly megalomaniacal and worryingly supportive of the Republican party, Gene Simmons will always be a hero of mine. Kiss was the first band that I ever really loved, and that love runs deep enough for me to overlook all of its members' myriad faults, flaws and foibles. They also wrote some damn fine tunes which they never seem to get very much credit for. Here's one of them. Today is Gene's birthday. I'd say "raise a glass," but Gene doesn't drink. Well, not alcohol, anyway. Cheers to EV for pointing out this auspicious occasion.