The bass player admits he had been pestering Dylan to write him a tune for years, and now his persistence has paid off.
The odd couple teamed up to write WAITING FOR THE MORNING LIGHT during a day-long session at Simmons' Hollywood home six years ago - and now it will surface on the rocker's new solo project.
Simmons recalls, "Bob came up with the chords, most of them, and then I took it and wrote lyrics, melody and the rest of it.
"I'd then see him on tour, and I'd say, `Bob, you wanna write the song?' And he would say, `No, man, you write it, Mr Kiss.'