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VH1 US takes Gene Simmons to school

MUMBAI: Teaching a bunch of prim and proper English school students the not so subtle art of rock and roll! That is what VHI US' new show deals with. The front man for hard rock band Kiss Gene Simmons invades England to teach a bunch of boarding school students how to rock in the new VH1 series, Gene Simmons' Rock School. The series premieres in the US on 19 August 2005.

 

 

 

The infamous "Demon" of Kiss faces a monumental task,: turning a group of classical music mini-scholars into a killer rock band. Simmons sets up court at one of the UK's top independent boarding schools, Christ's Hospital, in the small town of Horsham, south of London.

The children who attend the 450-year-old school wear Tudor-style uniforms, march into the lunch hall accompanied by a full brass band and know nothing about rock music. So, in just six weeks Gene must transform a class of classically trained 13 and 14-year-old musicians into little rock gods.

Some kids will make the cut, and some will have their hearts broken as Gene picks a band worthy of opening for heavy metal band Motorhead in front of 5,000 screaming fans. VH1 looks to connect viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, online content and public affairs initiatives.

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