I was @ Buck Lake Ranch in Angola, IN this weekend helping my pals out with their ‘Blessing Of The Bikes’ festival and met this mom and her son whose name escapes me … but his middle name was truly ‘ACE”, on the birth certificate! He and his mom shared pix with me of them on stage with Gene and the ‘Gene Simmons Band’ (did I get that right Mr. Make Believe?) the other day in in Cleveland or Indy or … they were rocking out and the Demon was all smiles.
Anyway, young ‘ACE” is the son of the lead guitarist of the band MAGPIE who rocked that day. In fact, Bon Scot may have been revived briefly when he took lead vocals That’s dad in the back ground setting up for the gig. Hope the young Jendel candidate knows Dad is about as cool as the planet offers, only just ‘A Little Below The Angels’.
Funny how KISS still amazes even me sometimes …. young ‘ACE’ is in 5th grade, the same age I was when my buddy started singing “Larger Than Life” on the way out to the play ground one day and I said “what’s that?!?!?!” … the rest is personal KISStory … ah the sudden clarity over the weekend that I don’t know a world without KISS?!