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.
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.
This is real, folks!!! Calf called Genie is born on Texas ranch and looks EXACTLY like Kiss rocker Gene Simmons https://t.co/m6CcUlA7cy— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 31, 2017
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.