July 09, 2012 6:00am PT by Arati Patel
Gene Simmons' Groupie Woes Take Center Stage on 'Family Jewels' (Exclusive Video)
The seventh season of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels wraps on A&E tonight and in the coming finale episodes, the KISS rocker is giving more of himself -- first, in "Kiss a Vet," where he helps a band of veterans from “Rock The Vet” perfect some key Gene Simmons-approved rock moves. Later in the show, Simmons takes the stage with the war heroes for the third annual Rock The Vet benefit concert (see clip above) -- giving the cause, which is close to his heart, the spotlight.
But all is not well behind-the-scenes. Shannon Tweed thinks her husband gives too much of himself in other ways -- particularly when it comes to the groupies that always seem to circle Simmons no matter where he goes. Tweed's main complaint: why does the picture-taking and public fawning have to be so touchy-feely? Simmons' response: he can’t control who he meets backstage. Watch the tense exchange below:
Finally, this season follows Simmons as he tours South America with the Rock & Roll All Star Band (featuring Billy Duffy, Matt Sorum and Sebastian Bach) and performs some of his most enduring KISS hits. See a snippet below: