Legendary Kiss rocker Gene Simmons moves to Lake Tahoe

Staff Report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A member of perhaps the most legendary rock band of all time has moved to Lake Tahoe.

Kiss performed on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore during the summer of 2008. This photo was provided in May 2008 to announce their performance. Gene Simmons (left) performs with band members Tommy Thayer (middle) and Paul Stanley. <em id="emphasis-b38ee8f7e51f208a1e12d604e091362e">Provided</em>

The New York Post recently reported that Gene Simmons, 71, the founding member of Kiss, has relocated from Beverly Hills and now lives in a 12,000-square-foot mansion that sits on 4 acres in Incline Village.

Simmons told The Post he is done with Southern California and that he and his wife, model and actress Shannon Tweed, is tired of big city living.

“We are moving out of LA for a number of reasons: one of which are the tour buses,” Simmons told The Post. “After a certain point, we have had enough of that, even though we appreciate the attention. I’m done. There are earthquakes, fires and pandemics every year. Even though there is nice sunshine, I’m done.”

Simmons cited better quality of life at Tahoe among the factors for moving and “going hiking without bumping into people.” He also mentioned that taxes are much more appealing in Nevada.

Kiss played at Lake Tahoe in August 2008 in the Harveys Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series and rocked the house for about 5,500 fans.

Simmons, a singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor and author, put his longtime Beverly Hills mansion on the market in October for $22 million and later upped the price to $25 million.

Correction: This article has been updated with the correct names of band members in the photograph caption.

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