Simmons was raised in a Jewish household, where he practised playing his guitar hours without end.
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Eventually, he disbanded the band to form The Long Island Sounds, the name being a pun on Long Island Sound.
While he played in these bands, he worked at odd jobs on the side to make more money, including trading used comic books.
Simmons attended Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York.
He then joined a new band, Bullfrog Bheer, and the band recorded a demo, "Leeta"; this was later included on the Kiss box set.
Kiss released their self-titled debut album in February 1974.
Stanley took on the role of lead performer on stage, while Simmons became the driving force behind what became an extensive Kiss merchandising franchise.
Those skinny little boys, kind of androgynous, with long hair like girls.
It blew me away that these four boys [from] the middle of nowhere could make that music." Simmons became involved with his first band, Lynx, then renamed The Missing Links, when he was a teenager.
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