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HALLANDALE, FL - JANUARY 28: Gene Simmons attends The Inaugural $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The World's Richest Thoroughbred Horse Race At Gulfstream Park at Gulfstream Park on January 28, 2017 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for The Stronach Group)

Gene Simmons has given his devil’s horns up for a calf recently born in Texas whose face looks surprisingly like his stage look with KISS.

According to the tourist bureau Hill Country Visitor — which asks on Facebook “Gene Simmons, Where were you on or about November 25, 2016?” — the calf was born on the Kerrvile, Texas ranch of Heather Leonard Taccetta, who works at the Cowboy Steak House restaurant.

Hill Country Visitor

Gene Simmons, Where were you on our about November 25, 2016? This calf was born in Kerrville, Texas on the Ranch of a Heather Leonard Taccetta who works at Cowboy Steak House. Now Obviously, we...

The cow has been nicknamed Genie, and Hill Country Visitor promised that “Obviously we can’t serve this fine specimen. We may just keep Genie…as a Mastcot for the Steakhouse.”

Far from being offended, Simmons has embraced his bovine doppelganger, posting a Twitter message that, “This is real, folks!!! Calf called Genie is born on Texas ranch and looks EXACTLY like Kiss rocker Gene Simmons.

Simmons has not yet responded to Hill Country Visitor’s invitation to come visit Genie, but we do know he IS a man who likes a good photo opp…


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.

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