The iconic KISS frontman Paul Stanley posted a photo of himself with his bandmate Gene Simmons on Instagram to celebrate his 71st birthday with a lovely message attached to it.

In the early 1970s, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons formed their band, Wicked Lester, and recorded one album, yet never released it. Later, they decided to form the ultimate rock band. In 1973, after Ace Frehley joined the group, they formed KISS which eventually became one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Israeli-born American Gene Simmons turned 71 years old on August 25th. His friends and fans all around the world celebrated The Demon’s birthday with their various posts on social media.

Recently on Instagram, Paul Stanley posted a photo with his beloved friend and bandmate Gene Simmons in honor of his 71st birthday. On the caption of his post, Paul mentioned he and Gene had become a part of each other’s family over the years. He also added that they would always have a special bond between them.

Here’s what Paul Stanley stated on the caption of his post:

Happiest of Birthdays to my brother!! Gene… They say you can’t pick your family but you and I did and we did great! Time tells all and our bond is forever. Make today extra special.

You can see the photo Paul Stanley posted in his Instagram account below.