KISS members Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer took time out from recording their new album in Los Angeles to appear last Thursday at the New York Auto Show. Wearing their stage costumes, they helped unveil four KISS-inspired custom-painted and autographed Countryman Minis, which will be auctioned off to aid UNICEF\'s efforts to help children in Japan and around the world. The auction starts on May 29th.
Afterward, Simmons said he had his eye on one of the cars. "I want the Demon," said the Demon. Thayer added, "Mini Coopers have a rock and roll history. Back in the \'60s The Beatles used to drive Mini Coopers -- Paul McCartney, John Lennon."
If you don\'t want to bid, Mini is making available the four KISS-inspired vehicle wraps available for every Mini model, color and year. To order yours, call 877-236-4431.
Ian Hunter drives a Mini, writing on his website that he "loves it... 34 miles to the gallon!" --Sal Cirrincione