|21st December 2004 Rock School Exclusive!|
you are probably aware, Gene has just filmed a new UK TV reality
show called Rock School. In the show he takes on the role of
forming a rock band called 'The Class' at Christ's Hospital School. The band then get the job of opening... for
"Beth", someone very close to the band has very kindly sent me in the following inside info on the show!:-
"I had never heard of Gene before he landed down at CH....I didn't even
know he was coming, but the band was marching out to parade (don't know
how familiar u are with our school, but we march in to lunch accompanied
by the band). This black limo pulls up right next to the band who have
stopped, and gets out, cheesily looks all about him, dressed in a long
leather coat, jeans, black shirt, shades and black cowboy boots, and I'm
like who the bloody hell is that? And my mate goes, that's Gene
Simmons, from Kiss, and I thought he was a radio DJ, call me ignorant.
I was really cynical, he seemed so up himself, which, I found later, he
was. Anyway, the Class had their work cut out, days were quite tiring,
they had journals to complete, like video diaries, and so their usual
timetables were quite messed up. Erm, I don't think I'm allowed to tell
you the names of the peops as of yet...
But I myself met him properly on three occasions, like proper chat.
Twice was over lunch and we got filmed. He was talking about what we
wanted to be when we were older, then about the difference between
presidents and prime ministers and then about how fox hunting shouldn't be a sport, it should be 'slaughter,' as Gene put it. I love him to bits
now, because even though he is bloody arrogant, he's not a bad old guy.
Anyway, so he goes, Fox hunting shouldn't be called a sport, but it shud
be known as 'slaughter,' and we said why? Gene says, if it was more
equal, like if they gave the fox a gun as well as the hunters, then it
could be called a sport, because it'd be fair play. And we are like,
errr, Gene, they don't use guns in fox hunting, they use dogs. He also
liked repeating his cheesiness, saying that the school had touched his
heart on a number of occasions where he had to make speeches. And in our
chapel service the entire school had to sing God Gave Rock and Roll to
you. The tribute band came in while Gene was there and after hearing
them I became a fan, and did all the Research on Kiss, me and my mate
had discovered something truly awesome it seems. And although he's old
enough to be my father, Paul Stanley is hot stuff!!
I should have some more details on The Class soon....
|19th December 2004 Hotter Than Hell dates|
Hotter Than Hell have released a couple of new tour dates. Click
Here to see the current schedule.
|16th December 2004 New Tour Rumour|
What would the festive season be without Gene spreading a new
tour rumour that mentions the UK? Let's just hope that this one
does amount to something, here it is (are you ready??):-
Gene called in to the Opie & Anthony Show on XM Radio last
|12th December 2004 Expo DVD|
those of you who missed out on the Expo a new fan based DVD has
been released for only six quid! There's a quick review of it on
the following page along with details of where to get it.
|8th December 2004 Gene article in The Observer|
[From: Amelia Hill, The Observer]
The front man of Kiss, the band whose outrageous make-up, riotous shows and sex-crazed groupies made them the biggest American stadium act of the Eighties, has crossed the Atlantic to teach pupils at the oldest boarding school in England how to be rock gods, in a project echoing last year's hit film The School of Rock .
|2nd December 2004 Gene Simmons Competition|
Massive thanks to Cat at Noble PR for helping with the cometion and providing the prizes.
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