Gene Simmons Visiting Rambam

Gene Simmons, founding member of the hard rock band, KISS, returned to his roots at the Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel. Sixty one years ago, in 1949, Simmons, named Chaim Witz, was born at the Haifa hospital to a couple from Tirat HaCarmel. When Chaim was eight, he immigrated with his mother to the USA, and there became Gene Simmons. In the 1970’s he created the band KISS, and served primarily as the group’s bass player. During his career, Simmons added the titles ‘singer’, ‘songwriter’, ‘musical producer’, ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘actor’ to his resume. Simmons is the long-time partner of the well-known actress Shannon Tweed, with whom he has two children. He came to Israel with his family in March to film an episode of his reality series “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”. During his visit to Rambam, Simmons toured the hospital in which he was born, accompanied by his entourage. The tour, led by Prof. Rafi Beyar, Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the hospital, began opposite the new emergency room, Israel’s first emergency medical facility fortified against conventional and chemical warfare, where the singer was briefed on events of the Second Lebanon War. The singer asked to visit the site of his birth, and recalled that at the age of three, he returned to Rambam after contracting polio. His only memory of his hospitalization is looking out at the sea and the ancient sea wall. He was visibly excited to take in the very same view, while standing in the
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Tech N9ne on visiting Lil Wayne in Jail, BET Cypher, Going Mainstream???

‪ Exclusive in-depth interview with Tech N9ne. In part 1 Tech talks to Nick Huff Barili about his recent appearance in the BET Cypher. Tech said that its crazy how after all these years of a lot of people calling him a devil worshiper and saying his music is white boy music BET reached out and asked him in to participate in their awards. Tech also responds to comments made by some fans that he has gone mainstream because he is doing songs with Lil Wayne and T-Pain. Speaking of Lil Wayne, Tech gives us some insight into a 3 hours conversation they had when Tech went to visit Wayne in prison. We are just getting started, Nick talked to Tech N9ne for an hour. Part two will be up next week. You also don’t want to miss the freestyle Tech spit for us!! Make sure to subscribe to for our latest videos, including part 2 of our interview with Tech N9ne. You can also follow us at and @Hardknocktv @NickHuff on twitter.