By Nathan McIntire, Staff Writer
PASADENA STAR NEWS
MONROVIA,CA. - Children at the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills discovered Monday that the Demon and the Catman aren't nearly as imposing without their makeup.
Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, also known respectively as the Demon and the Catman of the legendary rock band KISS, visited the club and signed autographs while imploring the kids to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
Though the lead singer and drummer of KISS didn't wear their patented white and black make-up, Simmons did oblige repeated requests to show his infamously long, slithering tongue.
"I would stick my tongue out, but look how dirty the floor is," Simmons told one child before relenting.
Simmons, who says he's never done drugs or
Eric Singer and Gene Simmons of rock band KISS visit Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills to sign autographs for the kids Monday December 21, 2009 .(SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity) taken a sip of alcohol, told the children that original band members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were kicked out of the band three times for substance-abuse problems.
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