Thursday, May 9, 2013

KISS Opens Rock & Brews

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame gave the beach cities a dose of rock and roll when they opened Rock & Brews’ newest location Wednesday, May 8, at 6300 Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance.

The co-owners of the growing franchise, which also has another local location in El Segundo, performed for nearly 20 minutes for the appreciative audience who bought tickets for the gala opening, a benefit for Torrance Education Foundation. Earlier in the day, Simmons and Stanley hosted a luncheon for more than 100 returning military veterans and Wounded Warriors.

KISS performed their anthem “Rock and Roll All Nite” Wednesday night, as well as “Lick it Up” and “Hotter Than Hell.” Also joining them on stage, which was above the restaurant’s bar, was guitarist Tommy Thayer, who has been with the band since 2002.

For more information, visit