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Gene Simmons’ First Public Comments On Police Raid

Gene Simmons made his first public comments about the police raid on his home during August, confirming that he and his family are not suspected of the child sex and pornography crimes that were being investigated.

The Kiss bassist tells Australia's that he and his family returned from hiking near their home to find officers from Los Angeles' Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force waiting for them and granted permission for them to search the home.

Simmons says that, "They came in and searched all over the place, then two or three hours later we all sat down. What happened was we were off on tour about a year ago and somehow our connection was used by some very bad people to do porn of a certain kind -- the worst kind."

Simmons was on tour with Kiss at the time, while his wife Shannon and their two children were out of the country.

Simmons says the authorities are still looking for the culprits and that the FBI helped the family install a better firewall and other protections for its online services.

Kiss will be touring Australia and New Zealand during October, while this year's Kiss Kruise sets sail October 30 from Miami.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.