Take your teeth out first.

I saw this the other day, and forgot to post about it.

Oct 16, 11:55 PM (ET)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Kiss rocker Gene Simmons appeared at a North Carolina Army base Monday to promote a new line of cosmetic fragrances. Those buying Kiss Him cologne or Kiss Her perfume for $39 got an autograph or photo taken with Simmons, the flamboyant Kiss bass player famous for wearing black and white makeup and sticking out his long tongue.

The line of people waiting to meet Simmons snaked out the door at the Fort Bragg post exchange where the fragrances are sold. Kiss, one of the top heavy metal acts of the 1970s, also has a coffee shop in Myrtle Beach, S.C., that opened this year. Simmons and other members of the band launched the fragrance products Oct. 1.

Um, perfume and coffee shops? My first thought was that they are not branching out in the direction I'd expect, but then I realized the Kiss Army looks like this now:

So coffee shops, at least, make perfect sense.

I wonder if the perfume smells like old-man sweat and groupie dentures.


  1. Anonymous7:11 PM

    OOOHHH. Do NOT disrespect the KISS Army. They will hunt you down. I know, I snickered at a bunch of KISS fans once and twelve years later, they found me and cut off three of my fingers. They pinned a note to my shirt when they dumped me by the side of the road.

  2. Kiss has to be the worst band ever.

    I mean their music frankly sucks, and that is what matters most to me.

    But they are all gimmics, they are corny, and they are clearly selling out more and more every year. They were ultra corporate when they first started to make it big.

    If they started out without makeup or wild clothes, do you really think they would have made it on the merits of the music alone? NOT A CHANCE.

    Kiss was the Backstreet Boys of the day: horrible crap that every knuclehead american loved at the time. But now they are embarrased about it.

  3. Gack. Have you seen any episode of Genn Simmons: Family Jewels? Even his own family makes fun of him. All he cares about is making money. Thank god I was always a Judas Priest fan.

  4. Crap, that's supposed to be "Gene" not "Genn".

  5. No, I've never seen it. Didn't he do something called Rock School that lasted about a week?

  6. I think so. It lasted only a week, eh? Must not have been a big money maker...

  7. Anonymous11:57 PM

    I was walking down the street one day and what did my eye’s spy, a bunch of people talking trash about my all time favorite band. And what band would that be, KISS of course.
    If you don’t get their, er, my music that is one thing, and if you have an opinion that you don’t like KISS, hay, it’s a free country.
    I am glad that I live in a country where a band like KISS can make it big.
    Here is a question for you? Have you ever been to a KISS concert? Have you ever listened to a whole album and not to just one song? Well? So what if Gene Simmons is a business man that promotes all things KISS. Some one is buying the stuff.
    As for his TV show goes, he comes off as a good father that really cares for his kids.
    And unlike some other rock-tv-show-dads, he is drug free and Has Always Been So.
    All and all KISS and there music make me feel good, and a happy consumer is one that will go out and buy more!
    How many rock bands can you say that about?
    If you want to know what is going on with KISS and their fans go here. KISS ON LINE That is, if you don’t mind being around a bunch of people that like KISS.