I Love It Loud - The Gene Simmons Rock Show

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20170607

The Demon of Rock returns for a new series of hard-hitting music.

20170607

The Demon of Rock returns for a new series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co founder and legendary rock star returns for a third series spinning his favourite rock music including tracks from Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, and AC/DC.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

20170607

The Demon of Rock returns for a new series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co founder and legendary rock star returns for a third series spinning his favourite rock music including tracks from Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, and AC/DC.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

20170628

The Demon of Rock continues a third series playing his favourite hard rock songs.

20170628

The Demon of Rock continues a third series playing his favourite hard rock songs.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star continues a third series playing his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from The Who, Smashing Pumkpins, and Joan Jett.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

20170628

The Demon of Rock continues a third series playing his favourite hard rock songs.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star continues a third series playing his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from The Who, Smashing Pumkpins, and Joan Jett.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

A Walk On The Wild Side20150624

The KISS Co-founder bangs your head with Judas Priest, Deep Purple, and er, Garth Brookes.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

A Walk On The Wild Side20150624

The KISS Co-founder bangs your head with Judas Priest, Deep Purple, and er, Garth Brookes.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

A Walk On The Wild Side20150624

The KISS Co-founder bangs your head with Judas Priest, Deep Purple, and er, Garth Brookes.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Anyway You Want It20150617

The KISS co-founder rocks out with Van Halen, Cream, and Bon Jovi.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Anyway You Want It20150617

The KISS co-founder rocks out with Van Halen, Cream, and Bon Jovi.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Bang A Gong!20170621

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star spins his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from Blue Oyster Cult, Nirvana, and Marilyn Manson.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

Bang A Gong!20170621

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star spins his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from Blue Oyster Cult, Nirvana, and Marilyn Manson.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star spins his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from Blue Oyster Cult, Nirvana, and Marilyn Manson.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

Epic!20170614

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star spins his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Stone Temple Pilots.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The Demon of Rock returns for a third series of hard-hitting music.

The KISS co-founder and legendary rock star spins his favourite hard rock and metal songs including tracks from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Stone Temple Pilots.

Since forming KISS in 1973, Gene Simmons has gone on to become one of the most successful rock musicians ever. KISS have sold more Gold records than any other act in American history. Aside from playing music he is a successful producer, having discovered Van Halen, as well as an entrepreneur and reality TV star, appearing in two shows - Family Jewels for US TV and School of Rock for Channel 4.

I Wanna Rock!20160615

The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Twisted Sister.

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, this week highlighting Megadeth's version of Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Were Made For Walking.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague such as when Jimi Hendrix's engineer produced KISS's first demos.

I Wanna Rock!20160615

The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Twisted Sister.

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, this week highlighting Megadeth's version of Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Were Made For Walking.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague such as when Jimi Hendrix's engineer produced KISS's first demos.

Let There Be Rock20150610

The KISS founding member and all round Rock expert spins his favourite tunes from the likes of ACDC Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Let There Be Rock20150610

The KISS founding member and all round Rock expert spins his favourite tunes from the likes of ACDC Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Let There Be Rock20150610

The KISS founding member and all round Rock expert spins his favourite tunes from the likes of ACDC Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

Rock And Roll Hootchie Coo20160622

The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Bon Jovi, Soundgarden, Queen, and Johnny Winter

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, and this week sees Judas Priest cover Joan Baez's Diamonds and Rust

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague like when he discovered Van Halen and produced their first demo and sometimes as a fan.

Rock You Like A Hurricane20160608

The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, Van Halen, and Grand Funk Railroad.

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, such as punker Joey Ramones' version of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague like when he discovered Van Halen and produced their first demo and sometimes as a fan.

The Right To Rock20160629

The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In the final episode of this series, Gene features tracks artists such as Motorhead, Metallica, the Cult, and Foo Fighters

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of pop hits, this week sees Marilyn Manson take on the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague like when he discovered Van Halen and produced their first demo and sometimes as a fan.

You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best20150701

The KISS Co-founder wraps up the series with songs from Aerosmith, The Who, and Slade.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.

You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best20150701

The KISS Co-founder wraps up the series with songs from Aerosmith, The Who, and Slade.

Since emerging from the Glam Rock scene in New York in 1974, KISS has gone on to sell out stadiums and millions of albums around the world. KISS are legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage show. Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member, is known for his extraordinary tongue, his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. Not to mention his love of the ladies. But in this series, he joins Radio 2 to share his passion for Classic Rock, which he credits the UK with creating.

'When I was a kid and I turned on the radio - sure we had American RnB and we had the American versions of Rock and Roll - but it wasn't until I heard the Beatles, and then the Stones, and then Led Zeppelin and on and on and on that I feel in love deeply with this thing we call Rock. America created Rock and Roll, but it was the UK that gave the world Rock - Classic Rock. Guitars, amplifiers turned up to 11 - yes glorious 11. Louder is better. Bigger is better. You're girlfriend has been lying to you all these years - size does matter.'

Some of the music he plays comes from bands that inspired KISS, but most are from bands he discovered or invited to tour with KISS - bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Van Halen.

Later in the series he tells stories of unlikely collaborations with iconic figures like Bob Dylan (whom he wrote a song with) and Lou Reed who worked with KISS on a concept album 'Music From the Elder'(1981).

Gene also plays music from bands he produced over the years like Wendy O Williams covers of KISS songs performed by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, and surprisingly, country superstar Garth Brooks.

'I'm flattered that BBC Radio 2 has given me the chance to play the music that I love dearly, that I continue to play over and over again, that I introduce young people to. I'll never forget when my son, Nick, first heard Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy, he went, 'What's that?'And then I played him Queen, and goes, 'What's that?', and that music continues to attracts new ears generation after generation which is why its Classic - Classic Rock.'.