Friday, May 30, 2008

Quickie: Condi Meets... Kiss?

UPDATED: Yes! Photo!




This photo provided by the State Department shows Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, posing the hard rocker group Kiss, Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Stockholm, Sweden. From left are, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Secretary Rice, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer (AP Photo/State Department, Anne Lyons)


It's true:


"It was really fun to meet Kiss and Gene Simmons," she told reporters, noting 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.

Simmons and his crew, who are on a European tour, weren't wearing their trademark stage makeup, but were recognizable as rock stars to even non-fans by their hair, according to State Department officials who were with Rice.

Rice, a classically trained pianist, said she has eclectic musical tastes ranging from Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen. Hard stadium rockers like Kiss are included in the mix and Rice said her favorite tune of theirs is "Rock and Roll All Nite."


OMG. Condi standing right. Next. To. Gene. Simmons. Ew.

Thanks to Sara at Wonkette and many others for the tip.

25 comments:

Madduane said...

Condi in Kiss makeup? I'm picturing it now... What would her Kiss character be? hmmm... Space Ferret? Shoe Lady?

dguzman said...

She's like the hardest-working Secretary of State in the world!

Only, yeah--she's not actually working.

Perhaps RandiBeans was there to take pics? And maybe Madame Shoes will get Hadley to post 'em on her Flickr site! Troll those interwebs, Princess!

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Oh Princess... please PLEASE put Condi in a Kiss costume with full blown makeup and a Gene Simmons tounge. PLEASE!!!!

Gilahi said...

Did she show them everything she got? I hear that's quite a lot.

addict said...

Wired has a photo. Sadly, none of them are wearing KISS makeup.

http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/05/she-wants-you-c.html

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Got it, addict. Thanks for the heads-up.

Anonymous said...

Cry, the beloved coountry ...

Bartman said...

What's with the matching black mops?

Jess Wundrun said...

Gene Simmons is trying to look down her shirt. That's about as sad as when he came on to Terry Gross.

Anonymous said...

Who are these dreadful, low-brow people, and what are they doing appearing with the Secretary of State of what was once the world's greatest nation?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

OMG, the thing with Gene Simmons and Terri Gross is one of my favorite things ever.

Matty Boy said...

Just showing that I am NOT a member of Kiss Army, never was an never will be, a picture of KISS and Condi together reminds me of a lyric by Elvis Costello.

Tell the sorry tale of the spent princess
Her uncouth escort looking down her dress


Thereby re-establishing my never in doubt nerd street cred.

Cindy G said...

OK, "The Onion" is now officially redundant.

beezie said...

This does NOT rock!

sfmike said...
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sfmike said...

That's the best use of an Elvis Costello quote I've ever seen, matty. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

I had a KISS lunch box.

karenzipdrive said...

Oy vey, that blue-black hair!
They all look like middle aged ladies on their way to a Hadassah brunch.

Anonymous said...

Gross! Gene Simmons--perfect match for Condi. I wonder if he showed her his tongue? My fave is his interview w/Terri Gross, too.

Anonymous said...

"Gene Simmons is trying to look down her shirt."

He won't see too much.

dguzman said...

Way to go, Condiplomat--you just called them "Kiss and Gene Simmons," which will no doubt stir up all kinds of RnR drama akin to the "Miami Sound Machine"--> "Miami Sound Machine with Gloria Estefan" --> "Gloria Estefan"! Lecondel could stir up trouble in a nunnery.

Brian said...

Right on Paul Stanley! Your transition to womanhood looks complete! Congratulations!

Lulu Maude said...

So Condi gets on the phone and asks her staff to come up quick with her 'favorite' Kiss song.

Anonymous said...

I wanna see Condi stick her tongue out really far and wear 10-inch platforms, etc.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

We all want to see that.