Check it out...
A KISS Coffee House.
Right here in Melbourne.
Can you imagine? What would be on the menu I wonder? Cold Gin Macchiatos? Deuce-a-cinos? The mind boggles.
I'm betting it's Gene behind all this. From what I saw of him in Family Jewels (remember my post about that show? Was ages ago. No? Here's a reminder); he's one canny businessman. I reckon Paul just says "yep, yep, whateves... just whack my percentage in the offshore bank account in the Caymans and I'll be happy" and leaves all the grunt work to Gene. Ace and Peter would barely get a look in... KISS has been the Gene'n'Paul show for at least the last decade.
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for KISS... in fact one of my earliest blog posts was about my purchase of Unmasked. Still one of my fave albums.
So how successful will this venture be? I'm guessing pretty successful. There's a load of old KISS fans out there... some are probably a little quiet about it nowadays, but I'm willing to bet that they'll pop into the coffee shop and pick up a hotter than hell platinum latte.
And you can be sure that I'll wander down for a caffeine fix and a nosey around. If they have Ace Frehley's silver boots anywhere on display I'll be in heaven.