Veteran rocker Gene Simmons has hailed his trademark tongue for providing sexual pleasure to hordes of women.

The KISS star - who's been dating former Playboy model Shannon Tweed for 20 years - insists his long mouth organ has rocketed thousands of women to the height of ecstasy over the years, even though he deems the body part his ugliest feature.

The 53-year-old - whose new album A**Hole is out next month (MAY04) - says, "It's ironic that I'm mostly known for my tongue which is a hideous thing. But it's every girl's best friend - no batteries required.

"But now it's time for everybody to know me by another body part - my a**hole, I am one you know."

08/04/2004 02:32