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KISS's Gene Simmons defends putting ice cubes in his breakfast cereal

Gene Simmons and his cereal © PA and Gene Simmons/Twitter

KISS bassist Gene Simmons has defended his highly unusual trait of adding ice cubes to his cereal.

On New Year’s Day, Gene took to Twitter to share a photo of his breakfast, which fuses two types of cereal – chocolate hoops and frosted wheats. 

However, Gene’s post swiftly erupted and went viral due to the fact that he also adds ice cubes to make his milk extra cold. "Anyone else put ice cubes in their cereal?", Gene asked his befuddled followers. 

The Demon’s incredulous son Nick even responded to the post, writing: “30 years. 30 years watching him do this. This is my life.”


Now, in response to the story that’s on everyone’s lips, celebrity gossip site TMZ has ambushed Gene on the streets of Los Angeles to ask him about his breakfast habits. 

Explaining where the idea came from, Gene said: "I was f***ing having cereal for breakfast and my daughter, who's always snooping around — we were up in Canada — she asked me, 'Dad, what are you doing?'". 

"I said, 'What am I doing? I am having goddamn cereal. That's what I'm doing.' 'But, dad, you're putting ice cubes in the cereal.' [I said], 'Well, yeah, who wants lukewarm milk with your cereal?''

Asked about the furore caused by his breakfast habits on the internet, Gene added: "That makes a lot of sense, 'cause Kim Jong Un and the rest of the world — and Mr. Putin and all the rest, that's not controversy. What I had for breakfast, whether there's ice in it or not, is earth-shaking."

KISS will play their last ever UK show when they headline Download Festival at Donington Park on Friday 12th June. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now. 

The End of the Road world tour is due to conclude with a homecoming gig in New York on 17th July 2021. The venue has yet to be revealed. 

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