The always expanding lineup of KISS merchandise has a new addition -- one you can sit on.
The group has teamed with Sciacallo Bikes for a top-grade triathlon bicycle that will feature the KISS logo on various parts of the bike as well as caricatures of the members' faces on the tires.
Sciacallo designer Milan Skrecek said in a statement that, "Growing up in the Prairies in the 70s, 80s and 90s was great times. Long summer nights up at Grand Beach with all our friends listening to, who else, KISS. My best friend Darrell and I were huge KISS fans and we spent a bit part of our lives going to concerts, dressing up at Halloween as our favourite icon -- I was always The Star Child (Paul Stanley) -- and loving the feeling we got while listening to KISS. It's good time rock 'n' roll -- something to take your mind off things, to relax, to let go...I am beside myself to be able to share my passion of cycling and my love of hard rock synthesized together...this bike rocks."
The bike will also set you back $6,500. More details and order information are available at www.sciacallobikes.com.
KISS, meanwhile, has a pair of shows in Nevada this month before starting a European tour on May 1 in Moscow.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.