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Rockstars Turned Restaurateurs: Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Roll Out New Rocks & Brews

Guess which rock stars co-founded Rock & Brews, a family-friendly brewpub chain? Here's a hint for you: It’s their first foray into the restaurant industry, but they’ve been business moguls for quite a while.

It’s Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS! If you didn’t guess, don’t feel bad. Although KISS-branded merchandise has been wildly successful for decades, the two finally decided to “celebrate the concept of rock” in this new venture, with their own identity being just one part of the whole.

Besides being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and debuting a brand-new reality show, they’re rolling out Rock & Brews in fan-friendly cities around the country in 2014. And clearly, they're having some fun with the promotion.

Lena Katz

Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Rep...(Read More)

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