Gene Simmons picked up the mic and performed the National Anthem before the London game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. Getting the spotlight for the international game is a big honor: a national audience both here and across the pond watches the pre-game festivities before cutting off to regional games.
Gene didn't exactly bring the house down vocally, but the performance was about like I expected. More importantly, it was a great time for Gene to market KISS (after all, everything is a money-making proposition for him) and then people started talking about KISS and other rock bands on Twitter. Maybe we can get some more of our favorite rockers to sing the National Anthem before NFL events. Anything to keep our favorite genre of music in the news, right?