No, this isn't just broadcast media spreading misinformation. Gene Simmons really did stop into the Culver's in Rock Falls, Illinois.

“Our crew immediately recognized him, and we sort of had to do a double take,” said Ashlee Alber, the store's general manager. “He wanted to try our custard because he has never had it before.”

She called the rock star a "very nice guy" and said he was really friendly toward the staff.

Gene was touring with his band east through the Midwest towards St. Charles. The day prior he snapped a pic in a Clear Lake, Iowa bathroom: