KISS vocalist and bassist Gene Simmons has signed on to co-produce a Lifetime series titled Ugly Models about a UK modeling agency that works with “character models with unique and unusual looks,” as it makes its way into the US market. The show will document how the business adapts to a different market.
The agency’s motto is, “Any beauty can be airbrushed but we want to have true character.” It currently represents over 1,000 models, reportedly between the ages of 18 and 100 and sizes six and 30. Further details can be found at GeneSimmons.com
The show is not Simmons’ only endeavor into TV at the moment. Together with his bandmate Paul Stanley, KISS’ songwriting nucleus has teamed with AMC for a reality series about the arena football team they own, the L.A. KISS. The show, which is titled 4th and Loud and is set to premiere this summer, will focus on the players, coaches and, of course, its rock star owners, as well as KISS manager Doc McGhee. “There’s been a lot of attention to detail... so that people don’t think this is a rock band in football helmets,” Simmons said when the team started out. “This is real football.” Check out a trailer:
And KISS celebrate 40 years as music icons with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas starting Wednesday, November 5th through Sunday, November 23rd. Show time is 8 PM. Concert Club presale: Monday, July 14th at 10 AM, PST to Thursday July 17th at 10 PM. Check out a new promo video below:
“What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Gene Simmons, founding member of KISS.
Four decades after beginning its exemplary journey as one of the leading rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world, KISS continues to make waves with one of the loudest, most over-the-top, non-stop parties at The Joint. Designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live, the chart-topping band will unleash its signature elaborate set designs, jam-packed set list, intense pyrotechnics and much more for nine of the biggest shows in KISS performance history.
“KISS Army, get ready! America’s most iconic band is coming to America’s most exciting city. Rock and Rock Hall of Famers KISS are bringing their show to Las Vegas for their first-ever residency. For 40 years, KISS has been putting on some of the most exciting shows in music and we finally got them where they should be – Las Vegas – at The Joint. We couldn’t be more excited to see what they’re gearing up for!” exclaimed Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas.
KISS Rocks Vegas dates:
Wednesday, November 5th
Friday, November 7th
Saturday, November 8th
Wednesday, November 12th
Friday, November 14th
Saturday, November 15th
Wednesday, November 19th
Saturday, November 22nd
Sunday, November 23rd
*show time is 8 PM
Ticket prices for KISS Rocks Vegas start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale on Friday, July 18th at 10 AM. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.comor charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at hardrockhotel.com