Edmonton Indy news 2008-07-14

GENE SIMMONS READY TO ROCK THE REXALL EDMONTON INDY! EDMONTON, AB -- One of the biggest names in rock and roll is heading to Edmonton to help fans rev their engines for the Rexall Edmonton Indy. Gene Simmons, the co-founder of KISS, and star of...

GENE SIMMONS READY TO ROCK THE REXALL EDMONTON INDY!

EDMONTON, AB -- One of the biggest names in rock and roll is heading to Edmonton to help fans rev their engines for the Rexall Edmonton Indy. Gene Simmons, the co-founder of KISS, and star of the hit A&E Reality Show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, will take the stage as Grand Marshall for the first IndyCar Series race in Edmonton's history.

"I AM INDY! This is who I am," said Gene Simmons. "From the top of my head to the bottom of my platformed bootheels. There is no greater thrill than to be within earshot of the fastest cars on Planet Earth. I look forward to seeing you all at the Citadel of Speed -- the Rexall Edmonton Indy."

"We are thrilled to welcome Gene Simmons to the Rexall Edmonton Indy as the Grand Marshall for three days of wild," said Ken Knowles, President of Northlands. "When the flag drops on July 26th, we know Gene will be leading the fans as they rock and roll all nite and party every day at the Rexall Edmonton Indy."

Thirty-five years ago, Simmons co-founded KISS and quickly rocketed to international stardom, becoming one of rock's most recognizable figures. Throughout its sensational history, KISS smashed box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis, and was named America's Number One Gold Record Award Winning Group of All-Time by the Recording Industry Association of America. Even today, KISS continues to be one of rock's biggest juggernauts. A recent compilation of their musical history, Kissology Volumes 1, 2 and 3, has gone 20 X Platinum in North America alone, and over 2,500 licensed products are available for KISS fans everywhere.

As a solo act, Simmons has found additional success as a reality TV star with 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels'. Simmons and his partner, Rich Abramson, and their Simmons Abramson Marketing Company are also the worldwide marketing and branding entity for the IndyCar Series.

The Rexall Edmonton Indy runs from July 24-26, 2008. Tickets for the Rexall Edmonton Indy are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.edmontonindy.com.

-credit: edmonton indy

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