Kiss Cuddles With Condoleezza

Secretary of state crossed paths with the band in Sweden
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 11:34 AM CDT
Gene Simmons, left, and Paul Stanley from the U.S. rock band Kiss.   (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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(Newser) – In a crossing of paths fit for Madame Tussauds, ‘70s icons Kiss were staying at the same Stockholm hotel as Condoleezza Rice yesterday. Not content to be strangers passing in the Swedish night, the rockers asked if the secretary of state could stop by after dining with the country’s foreign minister, the AP reports. A photo op ensued, and Rice—a classically trained pianist—revealed that she’s a fan.

“It was really fun to meet Kiss and Gene Simmons,” said the stateswoman. “I was thrilled.”