U.K.'s Channel 4 Wants More 'Rock School'

According to DigitalSpy.co.uk, the U.K.'s Channel 4 has decided to commission a second series of upcoming show "Rock School" before a single episode has aired.

The show sees KISS bassist Gene Simmons turning classical music students into rock stars. After their training, the students, who wear yellow stockings and a 16th century frock coat as part of their school uniform, opened for MOTÖRHEAD.

The next series will see students from an inner-city state school being given the same treatment. It is not presently clear if Simmons will once again be involved with the show.

As previously reported, VH1 has partnered with British reality shop RDF Media ("Wife Swap") to reformat six episodes from the first series for American audiences, stocking them with new music and additional KISS footage from the MTV Networks library in time for a late spring/early summer premiere.

Joe Houlihan, prexy of RDF's U.S. operation, says the series shows a softer side of Simmons, who has recently popped up on primetime in "The Apprentice" and as a guest judge for "American Idol".


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