GENE SIMMONS Looking For U.K. Students To Take Part In Second 'Rock School' Series

According to the Bedford Today, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons could soon be teaching students at the Stratton Upper school in England.

The rock star who was known as The Demon during the height of KISS' fame during the '80s, is taking part in a second TV series of the show that sees him turning youngsters into stars capable of supporting one of the world's biggest rock bands in a major concert.

And Stratton Upper in Biggleswade is in the running to take part.

Headteacher Neil Bramwell said: "It is something that is potentially very exciting but, and there's a big but, we won't necessarily be chosen."

A former teacher in Harlem, Gene Simmons was sacked for replacing his pupils' Shakespeare texts with Spiderman comics.

The last series saw him teaching the ropes to youngsters from the 450-year-old Christ's Hospital school in West Sussex, a charity run boarding school, who went on to support MOTÖRHEAD.

Mr. Bramwell added: "They would like the school that's chosen to do everything and it would work extremely well with our enterprise learning scheme. It's not just being members of the band, it's everything to do with setting up a major event.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for some of our students. There are so many of them that have their own bands and are really interested in this area of future career or are passionate about music. It would be wonderful for them."

It is expected the program will have reached a decision about the chosen school by the end of June.


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