News Segment


November 13, 2006

A&E’s Ultimate KISS Fan enlisting the KISS Army & Hollywood to write & record the Ultimate Tribute Song

Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on A&E/Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels, is launching a fan-based song-writing project and promotion called…”Friends With Painted Faces.”

The idea is to have KISS fans everywhere write down and email, in a few lines, what KISS has meant to them over the years. Brunson will use this input to compose and record a tribute song for the band. “This was one of several ideas I’d mentioned to Gene during the taping of Family Jewels, and something I feel is extremely appropriate for a band that has meant so much to its fans for such a long time now, including me!” said Brunson.

In addition, Brunson is actively seeking/soliciting several well-known Hollywood producers to help with the arrangement and production of the song. “Given where KISS is in its career, as well as Gene’s promotional savvy, I want to really maximize the visibility and credibility of the project, positioning it for inclusion in Family Jewels Season 2, and/or Gene’s forthcoming Box Set/Greatest Hits!” said Brunson.

Brunson hopes to have this project in full swing before the holiday season, and to be in the studio by first quarter 2007. A website for this promotion is currently being built, but in the meantime interested fans can get more information on Brunson’s personal webpage,

“To my knowledge this has never been done. What better way to celebrate three decades of fans by embracing and utilizing their accolades. It’s really a win-win situation,” said Brunson.

About Bob Brunson
Brunson is a 20+year veteran in the marketing & advertising arena. In addition to appearing on A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels, he has scripted and appeared in several TV & radio commercials and recorded a commercial soundtrack for cable TV. Additionally, he is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist who has fronted several groups, penned numerous songs and books, as well as scripted/pitched several TV shows. Brunson currently works for an advertising agency in Orange County, California, where he resides with his wife and 3 children.

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