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Gene Simmons developing Kiss museum at the Rio in Las Vegas

Kiss-themed attraction will feature “hundreds and hundreds” of items from Gene Simmons‘ personal collection.

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Gene Simmons, the bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss, is developing a Kiss museum at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, set to open in March 2022.

Simmons made the announcement in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, revealing that the Kiss-themed attraction will feature “hundreds and hundreds” of items from his personal collection.

“I was in Las Vegas to start working on the Kiss museum, which is really just my collection, because I’ve got a half-century of Kiss stuff,” Simmons told the publication. “I want the fans to see it.”

The Kiss star also revealed that work is underway on an expansion of Kiss by Monster Mini Golf, a Kiss-themed attraction that moved into the Rio’s Masquerade Village in February 2016.

Kiss attraction opens in March 2022

“It’s going to be breathtaking,” Simmons said. “I was there the first day, as my stuff started to come in. We have three tractor-trailers full of stuff, and it’s going to be spectacular.”

“The fans are going to dig it,” he added. “You can play golf, you can have your photo taken, you can take videos of yourself onstage with Kiss, and then go visit my private collection.”

The Kiss museum will be attached to Kiss by Monster Mini Golf. It will showcase items such as costumes, stage props, and gold and platinum albums.

Elsewhere, the Museum of Modern Electronic Music is opening to the public in Frankfurt in April next year with an exhibition by German DJ Sven Väth and German sculptor Tobias Rehberger.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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