GENE SIMMONS' Rock School Is Not Cool

June 10, 2005

Hector Duarte Jr. of All Headline News has issued the following report:

Gene Simmons met with an unfavorable reception during filming for a new reality show, featuring the long-tongued KISS bassist teaching classes at a posh English music school, Christ's Hospital.

Located in West Sussex, the school funds bright children from poor backgrounds.

A student-run blog was inundated with negative knocks aimed at the aging rocker. From his hair extensions to his arrogant swagger, no nuance went unmentioned.

The Guardian reports that in one entry, titled "The Barrel is Duly Scraped", the writer emphasizes how the rocker's constantly tired look spoke volumes of his burnt out career and the dark glasses he was donning were used more for hiding the bags under his eyes, rather than as a fashion accessory.

Another entry decried the musician's praises of money and stories of 4,136 sexual conquests as pathetic.

The entry states, "Yes, Gene, we have people like you in Britain too. They are locked away and given a healthy dose of medication."

The program, "Rock Star", finds Simmons as a music teacher, who invades the Christ's Hospital music school, in an attempt to turn classically trained students into rock gods.

In the end, ten students will be chosen as winners who will perform a show as the opening act for rock icons MOTÖRHEAD at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

Next month, the winners will travel to the states to perform with Simmons.

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