Condi Rice Joins The Kiss Army
It's anyone's guess whether or not Condi would have joined the Kiss fan club if it wasn't an army, but at least she's willing to admit that she wants to rock & roll all night and party ev-er-y day. Except for the whole all night part and the whole partying part.
The Kiss Army fan club has an enthusiastic new recruit: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Rice was in the Swedish capital Thursday for an international conference on Iraq. Kiss had a sold-out concert to play Friday.
"I was thrilled," Rice said of her late-night encounter with Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and bandmates Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in the executive lounge of the Sheraton Hotel where they signed autographs and handed out backstage passes and T-shirts to her staff.
"It was really fun to meet Kiss and Gene Simmons," she told reporters, noting that they seemed well-informed about current events. The band had asked if she could stop by after she finished dinner with the Swedish foreign minister and Rice readily agreed, she said.
Rice, a classically trained pianist, said she has eclectic musical tastes ranging from Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen.
Hard rockers such as Kiss are included in the mix, and Rice said her favorite Kiss tune is "Rock and Roll All Nite."
But, Rice conceded, she has never seen the band in concert.