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Can Condi Rice Rock?

- June 28, 2008


bq. Rice, in Sweden for a conference on Iraq, ended up in the Sheraton hotel where the band Kiss was staying the night before a concert. Negotiations between State Department aides and Kiss’s manager resulted in a rendezvous between the two.

bq. During the gathering, Kiss leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tried to recruit Rice, a talented classical pianist, to join the band.

bq. “I don’t rock,” she told them.

bq. “I’m sure you can rock,” Simmons replied.

[From the Washingtonian magazine. See also here, which has a picture. I could have used it, but who wants to see Kiss without their make-up on?]

[P.S. Detroit Rock City.]