Gene Simmons has updated his personal website with some interesting info. According to Gene, he has recorded the ‘howling’ voice for director Joe Johnston’s “Wolfman” movie. He also mentions that he “went up to Vox, where I was asked to do the voice of the Dragon Spirit in M. Night Shyamalan’s forthcoming Airbender movie. This may or may not come to fruition. We’ll see.” He goes on to say how much the “Wolfman” meant when he was growing up. It’s after the jump:
Here’s what Gene said about “The Wolfman”:
The original Universal WOLFMAN starred Lon Chaney Jr (born Creighton Tull Jr)….son of the legendary LON CHANEY SR. Chaney Sr was called MAN OF 1,000 FACES and for me, was a pivotal figure in my childhood. So much so, that I wrote a song called “Man Of 1,000 Faces” on my 1978 solo album, and my production company (which signed VAN HALEN, when I found ’em in a club and other artists) was also called MAN OF 1,000 FACES…in homage to Chaney.
Since I don’t know a thing about “Airbender”, it’s hard for me to say if Gene doing the voice is a good or a bad thing. But I’ve listened to plenty of KISS, and the guy definitely has a distinctive voice. I think he’ll be great in both roles.