Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons To Open Restaurant in Buena Park

By Edwin Goei / http://blogs.ocweekly.com

Hey Buena Park, do you wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? And um, have some hot wings and pizza? Because The Starchild and The Demon, a.k.a. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, are going to open a branch of their Rock & Brews restaurant right across from Medieval Times and their sword-clanging knights.

The groundbreaking is going to happen next Monday, March 30th, with Buena Park Mayor Art Brown and probably select members of The KISS Army. The restaurant is slated to open this summer at 7777 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, which for now–at least from the Google Street View I checked (no, I’ve not been around there lately)–is just an empty lot.

If you haven’t heard of it, the first Rock & Brews opened in El Segundo in 2012 and has since expanded to more locations including Redondo Beach, LAX, Maui, Albuquerque, and Orlando. The word is they’re planning about 100 more restaurants in the coming years. Hard Rock Cafe, I think they’re gunning for you.

Here’s more from the press release about the planned restaurant:

The spacious restaurant will feature Rock & Brews’ quality American comfort food, a full bar with one of the area’s largest selections of craft and international beers, and premium wines, in an atmosphere that is a tribute to rock and roll with a stage for live music performances, dozens of flat screens streaming some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time, bold trusses with concert-style lighting, oversized rock art including canvasses of legendary rock album covers and notable rock images, as well as the brand’s iconic Great Wall of Rock. Guests will be able to dine indoors or al fresco on expansive patios, which, in addition to outdoor dining, will feature lounge areas with fire features, a professional beach volleyball court, and a large play area for kids. The restaurant will also be dog friendly. And, for those on the go, there will be an easily accessible Rock & Brews “To Go” area. Rock & Brews will also be available for private events.




Very few KISS Meet & Greet packages remain


Australian KISS fans have snapped up almost all of the $1250 packages to meet the band on their October tour.

KISS sell 60 of the VIP meet and greet packages at each show, most of which were available through their fan club and sold out within minutes.

A handful of the packages still left for each show but expected to sell out immediately when they go on sale on Thursday.

The $1250 package provides access to an intimate acoustic set, performed without make-up, in front of just 60 fans. It also comes with one platinum ticket to the concert, early entry to the venue, a photograph with the band in full make-up, autograph and VIP merchandise including T-shirt, poster and guitar picks.

KISS play Perth Arena October 3, Adelaide Entertainment Centre October 6, Rod Laver Arena October 8, Allphones Arena October 10, Newcastle Entertainment Centre October 12 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre October 13.

General public tickets on sale at 2pm on Thursday, March 26 from Ticketek. http://www.ticketek.com/


Peter Criss leads celebs in fight against cancer

By Chris Jordan / Ashbury Park Press

They raised money all night so cancer patients can party every day.

Peter Criss, a founding member of Kiss, and other celebs came to town to fight cancer in the Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care's 9th annual Beauty Ball, held Saturday, March 14 at the Robert J. Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

Criss, a male breast cancer survivor, presented the Peter Criss Man of Courage Award to Connor Phelps, a 21-year-old Arizona college student who is currently battling Leukemia.

"I try to get the awareness to men that we get it," Criss said. "Men don't know. What annoys me is that it's called breast cancer. Bingo, right off the bat, it's breast cancer. Why isn't it called pec cancer?"

Criss was diagnosed in 2007. He's since become an advocate to raise awareness about the disease.

"Every year I meet 20 18-year-old boys (who have breast cancer) and they don't know what to do," said Criss, who lives in Wall. "They're embarrassed. It's a chick's disease. Only girls get it."

"My battle is I just want guys to know they can get it, and if they can detect it immediately (they can be cured,)'' Criss said. Early detection "saved my life and I've now become very involved. These lovely girls (of the Beauty Foundation) invite me every year to give out the Peter Criss Man of Courage Award and it's a legacy. I started Kiss, but this is really cool; this is important."



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