KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley go all the way back to the beginning in a preview clip of the upcoming A&E Biography: Kisstory special, which will air in two parts on June 27 and 28 (9-11 p.m. ET). In the exclusive preview shared with Billboard, the greasepaint rockers take a field trip to the famed Electric Lady Studios in New York's Greenwich Village to reminisce about their first attempts to make music together.
"From the beginning, Gene felt more like a relative ... I felt real fortunate to have met him," guitarist-singer Stanley, 69, says of his musical partner of half a century, bassist-singer Simmons, 71. "In spite of him driving me crazy a lot of times."
Simmons, a notorious keeper of the KISS flame, recalls the band being in an adjacent studio at the Jimi Hendrix-commissioned recording mecca when Stevie Wonder was recording his iconic 1972 hit "Superstition."