KISS confirm Australia tour

sarahanne | Louder Faster

KISS manager Doc McGhee has told TMN that the glam-rock giants will return to Australia in 2013.

Despite having finally reached the big 6-0, Gene Simmons and co show no sign of slowing down (or shying away from spandex) in their golden years. In fact, when FL faced off with Simmons back in 2008 he made it clear that he would be strapping on his platforms for as long as he is walking this earth: “There’s no high like a KISS high. You get up on stage and you get to wear more make up and higher heels than any woman ever has. Come on. And I wear a codpiece big enough to house every farm animal in Brisbane, so there’s a lot of fun and games there. And of course the other fun is doing the encores back in the hotel. It doesn’t suck. It’s a lot of fun.”

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Hansen asks Gene Simmons to sign his hockey stick

Jim Jamieson | The Province

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The crowd at Rogers Arena definitely got a kick out of rocker Gene Simmons kissing his wife Shannon Tweed during Sunday night’s Canucks-Ducks game, but Jannik Hansen one-upped everybody before the puck was dropped.

Hansen skated over the penalty box during the pre-game skate and got Simmons, the former KISS frontman and the star of reality TV show Family Jewels, to autograph his hockey stick.

“It’s not every time you get a chance to meet a guy like that, so I thought I would see if I could get him to sign my stick,” said Hansen after Monday’s practice. “He was there with his wife and a couple other people. There was no problem signing my stick.”

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