ROCK FEST GETS
July 18, 2007
Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer won’t be the only ones in Cadott Saturday night with painted faces and crazy outfits. Simmons and Stanley formed KISS in 1973 and hit it big within the next two years with their rock anthem, “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The band is well known for its theatrical shows that has included fire-breathing and other outlandish acts. “I think they’ll be quite a few others — a lot of lookalikes,” predicts Jim Buetow. Buetow, marketing director for the group that puts on Rock Fest each July, is referring to the KISS Army that tends to follow the veteran rock band everywhere - “They will be doing their full makeup thing,” Buetow said. KISS is the 11 p.m. headliner Saturday, following Chicago and Collective Soul.