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Gene Simmons' Daughter Auditions for "The X Factor"

Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup(LOS ANGELES) -- Sophie Simmons, daughter of KISS frontman Gene Simmons, has auditioned for the upcoming season of The X Factor, according to TMZ sources.

The 19-year-old told judges at the San Francisco auditions that she wanted a “fair shot” and insisted, “This isn’t about my dad.  This is about my audition.”

Simmons' rock-star dad was on hand to lend his support -- but almost didn’t make it.  TMZ sources say Gene received a surprise call from Sophie, saying that she couldn’t come home for Father’s Day as she was going to be busy with the talent contest.

But father and daughter spent at least some of the day together, after Gene flew by private jet in time to see Sophie try out in front of Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.  No word yet on whether she passed her audition.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Tie the Knot

Leonard Adam/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- KISS bassist Gene Simmons married longtime-girlfriend Shannon Tweed Saturday night at an outdoor ceremony on the lawn of the iconic Beverly Hills hotel, according to People magazine.

Simmons, 62, and Tweed, 54, have been together for 28 years and have two children, Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, who was the maid of honor.

The 400 guests included Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and the KISS members. Paul Stanley, one of KISS’ two lead vocalists, was in the wedding party, according to People.

Tweed wore an ivory gown by Priscilla of Boston, a label owned by David’s Bridal which is shutting down after Dec. 31.

The dress was one of three Tweed wore during the event, People reported.

Tweed was also wearing $2.5 million of diamonds for the first dance, not including the engagement ring, according to TMZ.

The jewelry, which included a $420,000 bracelet, was handmade by Michael Raven, TMZ reported.

The couple got engaged this summer when Simmons proposed in Belize on the season finale of reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”

The A&E show will air wedding episodes starting on Oct. 4.

The wedding invitation posted on People’s website read, “Classy Cocktail Attire Requested, although we know some Rockstar attire will be worn.” It was signed by the “soon-to-be Team Tweed-Simmons.”

In the second part of the invitation, the couple’s children drew a family portrait and wrote that the family will now be united as “Team Tweed-Simmons,” and “as annoyingly long as that is, we hope you’re on it.”

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