Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia: ‘Some college kid writes that stuff’

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Don’t get Kiss’ Gene Simmons started on Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online reference site. Wait, on second thought: Do. Do get him started. The results are hilarious.

“Some college kid, living his mother’s basement, writes that stuff,” Simmons fires back in this clip.

That was in response to moderator Jon Lovitz, of SNL fame, who asked whether the Kiss bassist — born in Israel in 1949 as Chaim Witz — fashioned his stage name after after the now-deceased Mississippi-based rockabilly singer Jumpin’ Gene Simmons.

After all, that’s what it says under the heading Early Life on his entry.

“Oh, that’s very dependable, Wikipedia,” Simmons says, without trying to hide his contempt. “That’s where I go to get all of my facts and figures. You should see what they say about you: I know you don’t like farm animals. So, the farm animals are not true.”

Lovitz quips back: “It’s true, but I edited it out.”

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