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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Condoleezza Rice and the Kiss Army

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has enlisted in the Kiss Army, the largest rock n roll fan club in the world. The picture above is Rice posing with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer. What can I say? She has good taste.

However, I was a bit perplexed by this comment she made: "It was really fun to meet Kiss and Gene Simmons." I'm not quite sure why she qualified Gene Simmons, but it goes to the heart of a fundamental mistake about the members of the group Kiss. Whether or not Condoleeza Rice believes this is uncertain, but I believe that most people with a just general knowledge of Kiss (probably most of the Lair readers) would believe Gene Simmons to be the "frontman" who makes all the decisions and basically keeps Kiss going. This is a very annoying reality for long time fans because Paul Stanley has been the frontman and the glue that has kept Kiss together all these years. Gene even admits this on several documentaries, noting that during the 1980's, Gene had lost sight of the band and was trying everything from producing albums to making movies (you might remember his part in the Tom Selleck movie "Runaway").

Oh well, enough of that. I hope to have a post of some substance on tomorrow. Have a great day.


Anonymous Rex said...

Paul looks like his face ran into a cement truck.

June 05, 2008 6:25 PM  
Blogger Mike Ruffin said...

What? Condie Rice doesn't always get her facts straight? She sometimes gets important details wrong? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! If she's not more careful about discerning the truth, she might end up getting us involved in something bad because she and those around her couldn't tell the way it is from they way they want it to be.

June 06, 2008 8:08 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

Rex: You have been rather critical of Paul's appearance for quite a while now. Do we need to talk?

Mike: Why Mike, I don't think I have ever heard you be quite so sarcastic. I mean, I would never expect politicians to get facts straight when it comes to politics, but the Kiss Army. Come on!

June 06, 2008 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Rexstacy said...

Shocking I say....Shocking.

June 06, 2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene looks like he's checkin her out

June 06, 2008 10:01 PM  
Blogger The Beast said...

hehe, that was my thought as well JB.

June 07, 2008 6:06 PM  

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