In just three weeks Kiss bring their Sonic Boom tour to the UK and we caught up with The Demon – aka Gene Simmons – prior to the band’s arena trek.

Every day this week we’ll post some exclusive words of wisdom from one of the wackiest men in rock.

Here’s Gene on mothers: “Your mother gives you life and therefore she is the most important person in your life.

“We often think they talk too much or whatever but this is the best friend you’ll ever have. But she’s always right by the way – all your friends are idiots, eat your vegetables, get plenty of sleep and don’t use drugs or smoke. Your mum wasn’t cool but she was always right.”