KISS front man and A&E TV star Gene Simmons was in town last week to be the keynote speaker at the annual Small Business Hawaii Conference. The guy is the consummate promoter and entrepreneur. His foray into rock n roll was just was the launching point for his plan to become rich and diversify into a number of successful business enterprises. He said to a packed house at the SBH conference that a good businessperson does not put all of his eggs into one basket. Good advice I say for all.
Simmons was spotted at a number of locations on Oahu as he and the film crew from A&E recorded several segments for his successful cable TV show “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels“. His appearance at the SBH Conference was extensively videotaped with segments to air this spring on A&E.
Mr. Simmons was the founding member of the rock group KISS, who have been together for more than 30 years and enjoyed success on the Billboard charts with hits such as “Rock n Roll All Night,” “Beth,” “Hard Luck Woman.” and “Christine’s Sixteen.” They have reportedly sold more records than The Beatles and Elvis in the United States.