440 – [Daniel Glass Show]: That Time I Worked with Gene Simmons

In this episode, Daniel looks back to 2008, and the raucous and eventful few weeks he spent working with Gene Simmons on a three-episode arc of the “Family Jewels” reality show. The experience included a recording at A&M studios and a wild live concert in Las Vegas.

What’s covered in this session:

  • Highlights of Daniel’s experience , including
    • What was Gene like? Did the real person match up with the infamous persona?
    • A look at Gene’s musical influences (they’re not what you might think).
    • Initial meetings in Gene’s monstrous “office.”
    • Rehearsals and recording with Gene at the legendary A&M Studios.
    • The incendiary voicemail left by Gene on Daniel’s phone (“I’ve worked with Led Zeppelin!”).
    • The flight to Vegas (an inside look at Gene Simmons, master media manipulator)
    • The gig itself (and the “unreality” of reality shows).
    • Meeting  Carrot Top (comedian or cyborg?).

Resources/Links/People Mentioned:

  • Photo album that includes candid shots with Gene and special pics from the performance.
  • Link where you can buy Season 3: Episodes 4, 5 and 6 for yourself. Only $1.99 each (Six bucks, c’mon, that’s nothin!). Episode 6 contains RCR’s complete performance with Gene Simmons in Las Vegas.