KISS steals the 2012 ACM Awards arrivals spotlight at MGM Grand

Don Chareunsy | Las Vegas Sun

Erik Kabik

Rock and roll all night legends KISS arrived at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena this afternoon in a monster truck and full makeup, stealing the spotlight from the nominees, presenters and performers walking the arrivals carpet.

Erik Kabik

And if it couldn’t get any better, it did, with entertainment legend and Las Vegas resident Wayne Newton posing for a photograph with Gene Simmons of KISS. Thanks to Erik Kabik for his photographs from MGM Grand, as well as to Glenn Pinkerton of Las Vegas News Bureau. Kabik reports that fans chanted, “KISS! KISS! KISS!” (for the band, not Newton).

Check back Monday for our 2012 ACM Awards wrap with reports from Robin Leach and John Katsilometes, as well as photo galleries and videos, as the week that Vegas Goes Country winds down for another year. Meantime, follow @robin_leach and @johnnykats via Twitter for their live coverage.