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    Default Gene Simmons strikes again!

    Rock 101 With Gene Simmons

    What better way to learn about Rock 'n' Roll than from one of its legends, Gene Simmons?

    The KISS demon has signed on to star in six episodes of VH1's Rock School, a reality series inspired by the hit movie, School of Rock, according to Daily Variety.

    Only, instead of Jack Black instructing classically trained kiddies, the music net has tapped the fire-spewing, tongue-wagging bass player of the world's most outrageous glam band to offer up lessons in everything from how to don the monster makeup to presumably playing such KISS gems as "Lick It Up," "Calling Dr. Love" and "Rock and Roll All Night."

    VH1 is teaming with Britain's RDF Media, the creators of ABC's Wife Swap and Spike TV's I Hate My Job, to produce Rock School for U.S. viewers. The company just finished shooting a British version of the series starring Simmons for the U.K.'s Channel 4 and has already ordered two additional installments.

    For the American version, RDF and VH1 will tweak those episodes and include additional music and footage of KISS performing from past MTV specials.

    Joe Houlihan, RDF's president of U.S. operations, said Simmons immediately sparked to the idea, especially since before forming KISS in 1972 and becoming a '70s rock icon and darling of groupies, he taught sixth graders in Spanish Harlem.

    "Gene was genuinely interested in transforming the troupe of pre-teens into a rough-round-the-edges rock band," Joe Houlihan, RDF's president of U.S. operations, told Variety.

    Added Houlihan: "We've been kicking this idea around for a few years. With the Jack Black film becoming a big hit, we feel like the timing couldn't be better."

    For Simmons, the show is yet another opportunity to soften his own image from the brash rock 'n' roll playboy he's been tagged in the tabloids to a sort of professor of rock--something along the lines of Ozzy Osbourne rebranding himself America's favorite dysfunctional dad in MTV's The Osbournes. The musician has already appeared as a guest judge on American Idol and turned up recently on The Apprentice.

    Rock School's opening session will reportedly find Simmons teaching his pupils the art of the grand entrance as he pulls up to an English boarding school in a limousine, drawing indifferent reactions from the kids who found him to be "arrogant" and "middle-aged."

    "The cultural byplay between this American rock star and these plum English kids is really quite funny," added VH1 executive vice president Michael Hirschorn.

    Talk about an education.

    No word whether Simmons' fellow KISS mates Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, or Peter Criss might be making any cameos.

    VH1 is expected to debut Rock School in late spring or early summer.

    This isn't the first time Simmons and company have tried to appeal to the kiddies. Aside from producing their own comic book series in the '70s and starring in a 1978 made-for-TV movie where they battle an evil scientist, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, the arena rockers also appeared in a cartoon short that was screened ahead of Nickelodeon's 1997 feature, Good Burger. Two years later, Kiss played themselves in Detroit Rock City, a feature-length teen comedy inspired by their classic hit of the same name.

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    What a tool. He is all about the Benjamins.
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    As a longtime KISS fan, I can only hang my head down in shame.

    However, from Gene's point of view, he can't make as much money anymore simply 'just being' in a band. KISS can't sell albums anymore and from last year's Rock the Nation tour (featuring Ace and Peter imposters), seems like KISS can't make money on touring anymore either (unless the originals get back together).

    So, that leaves Geno to go and do all this other shit.
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    And yet years ago I might've thought it cool if Gene showed up in a classroom situation in full demon regalia!

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    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    I think this might be cool.

    If nothing else, Gene will straighten those little fuckers out. He will be blunt and direct. He will tell them the way it is, not how he thinks it is. Simmons get's my respect as a music businessman because he won't glad-hand you or feed you bullshit. This seperates him from much of the rest of the industry who says one thing to your face and then screws you when your back is turned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    I think this might be cool.

    This seperates him from much of the rest of the industry who says one thing to your face and then screws you when your back is turned.
    Ahh, but how many chicks has he screwed when their back was turned after a few nice words to their face.
    I actually think this might be something I will check out. I used to be a huge Kiss fan when I was like 7 or 8 so it might be cool to see Gene doing something that might be useful...I hope!
    Just go for it!

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    This would make a funny show me thinks.
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    Alway's knew he'd have a reality show eventually, just not like this.

    Hey kids. Watch your Moms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior
    Hey kids. Watch your Moms.
    Or rather.....thank your moms
    THE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT : Representing DAVID LEE ROTH in all his glory!!!!!!!!!

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    This guy is shameless, how much is enough? The guy still checks couches for change when he leaves a room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke
    This guy is shameless, how much is enough? The guy still checks couches for change when he leaves a room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke
    This guy is shameless, how much is enough? The guy still checks couches for change when he leaves a room.

    LOL.

    Truth be told, I read his book "Sex & Money" and took his advice to heart and I'm debt free and have a couple of grand in the bank for the first time in my life. Not getting laid much, but I'm working on that.

    The guy could have gone the late-night info-mercial route....probably will.
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    Indeed, He'll be the replacement for George Foreman on the new "God of Thunder" Grill.
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