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Gene Simmons Responds to Internet Sex Tape

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Gene Simmons and Shannon TweedAP

KISS bassist and reality star Gene Simmons has released a statement on his Web site responding to the much-ridiculed sex tape of the rocker that’s circulating the Web.

The video, found at genessecret.com, purportedly features Simmons and Australian spokesmodel “Elsa” engaging in sexual activity to the tune of Foreigner's “I Want to Know What Love Is."

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Simmons' statement in response to the tape appears on his Web site genesimmons.com:

"You may have heard or seen garbage that has sprung up from my past. Rest assured the proper legal team is looking at all ramifications and options," he says.

The new season of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" premieres on March 11 on A&E, leading some to speculate the tape is a publicity stunt.

According to the A&E Web site, "The 24 episode season kicks off with Gene preparing for the ultimate challenge — a lie detector test to determine if he has been faithful to Shannon Tweed, his "Happily UNmarried" companion of 24 years and the mother of his two children, Nick and Sophie."