Exclusive clip: Gene Simmons thanks U.S. troops

July 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM ET

Gene Simmons is in the mood to share again.

The Kiss bassist recently revealed the troubled state of his relationship on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," and visited half-siblings in Israel he never knew he had.

But this time, it's not his family that he wants to share with fans and viewers, but his love for the U.S. of A. On Tuesday's episode of the reality show, titled "The Demon Salutes," the rocker and longtime love Shannon Tweed chat with his therapist about his feelings for the United States.

Tweed told Dr. Ann Wexler, "He feels emotion for his country because his country saved his mother."

"From the concentration camps of Germany," Simmons explained. "I owe America everything."

To honor the country, the pair traveled to Dallas to attend the Aces & Angels "Salute to the Troops" charity event to thank the troops for all that they do.

"No matter what sacrifices we make, no matter how hard we work, it's dwarfed by the amount of sacrifice and dedication and loyalty that our troops have," Simmons said.

Simmons and Tweed also paid a visit to the troops stationed at Fort Hood, where they got some training and gave those deploying a send-off.

Watch it all happen when "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" airs on July 5 at 10:30 p.m. on A&E.

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