In 1975, a KISS fan won a dream date contest with Gene Simmons, the band's frontman, famed for his long, multi-talented tongue, outrageous antics, kabuki-like makeup, and heavy metal fashions.
The date got off to an awkward start -- when Simmons was forced to remove his giant platform boots to fit in the woman's Volkswagon!
[Rene Russo, having kissed dozens of Hollywood's leading men, once kissed Simmons (while filming Sable). Her verdict? He was the worst!]
[National birthrates rise and fall with the height of heels.]