'Never been high or drunk in my life'
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Gene Simmons: I’ve never been high or drunk in my life

The co-founder of the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, has told BBC Hardtalk's Sarah Montague how he has shunned alcohol and drugs throughout his long career in the music industry.

Mr Simmons, who formed the band in New York in 1973, explains how the use of drugs and alcohol by other members of the band led to tensions and eventually to the breakup of its original line-up.

You can see the interview in full on Hardtalk on Monday 4 December on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 04 Dec 2017
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