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Here are some questions and responses from Gene Simmons about how he got onto the Celebrity Apprentice and what his thoughts are of the show.

It's quite fascinating to see how all these things come together.

Being in the right place at the right time, always seems to help.

How Gene Simmons became a TV apprentice -
How did Donald Trump lure you into doing "Celebrity Apprentice"?


I went to a restaurant and I saw the powerful, attractive and world-famous Donald Trump there. And on the way out, we exchanged pleasantries and it was sort of a "Hey, you want to do the show?" kind of thing. It was very fast and I went to myself, "Well, I got a lot of stuff, KISS is going back out on tour, I got to tie my shoe and ** wait a minute. That's an interesting idea." ... Of course because I'm delusional, I thought I was going to sit in the judge's seat on "Celebrity Apprentice." I didn't know Donald Trump was going to throw me right into the pits of #### with people like Marilu Henner. She's all smiles and innocent, and little miss goody two-shoes. She's a killer.

What makes you want to compete in something like "The Apprentice"?

You know, I'm blessed to be the king of my own domain, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. But the question is if the rug is pulled out from under you and you don't have your support system, your staff, and your infrastructure, how good are you really? I'm also an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs, it seems to me, by and large are self-motivators and self-starters. They'd rather do it themselves and sort of outsource and use somebody else's infrastructure to get to where they want to go ** it's a cheaper business model. So I wanted to see how good I was in another situation. I was curious. I mean, I'm the rat that knew the maze to get to the cheese as a rocker. But how good am I in a brand new maze? The question is ** and this is what any champion in any field will eventually have to ask himself or herself ** once you've got enough money, once you've got enough fame and the glitz, and the glamor and the power, and the accoutrement of the American dream, when all the flashbulbs are gone and the girls stop kissing you, and you put the awards away and the sun comes up the next morning, and you're there by yourself ** will you get up at the crack of dawn and try to beat your own record?
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...who said rockers were all dope heads who didn't know their butts from a hole in the ground??

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Gene is a marketing marvel and has a great business sense. He knows how to use his network and resources to get things done. He has proven this time and time again.
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I think Gene is the main reason why KISS was so popular... IS so popular... he was (and is) the driving force of their marketing...
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It is fascinating isnt it? Because when you think about it. He was not anywhere near the best bass player. He was good but not great. However he did excel in being a showman.

It makes you wonder if the same holds true for the lawn care industry or any industry for that matter.
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A good front man will get you everywhere... in music... sports... tv... and yes, even the lawn care industry... I think the "spokesman", or the person who does the majority of the customer contacts can make or break your company... now don't get me wrong, when that sliver-tongued slick-talker gets the customer to sign-on with the company, you'd better be able to provide quality service, otherwise, all that talk was for naught.

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Do you think there is any chance of Gene winning this show?
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