KISS announce Hotter Than Hell ketchup

Lick it up indeed!
Lick it up indeed!

KISS bassist Gene Simmons is famous for spitting fake blood during live shows. Now he can simply use ketchup - the band's own Hotter Than Hell ketchup.

To mark the second anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, KISS have announced the addition of Hotter Than Hell ketchup to its product line. Each bottle retails for $7.95.

And should you happen to be in Myrtle Beach this Saturday, September 6, you can stock up on the stuff at the KISS Coffeehouse second-anniversary party. Gene and Paul won't be there, but guitarist Tommy Thayler will be on hand to perform and sign autographs. (Thayler portrays the Ace Frehley spaceman in the current touring version of the KISS.)

Products galore

The Kiss Coffeehouse opened in the summer of 2006 and features signature KISS coffees, including Kiss Army Blend and French Kiss Vanilla, the Kiss Frozen Rockuccino, cookies, brownies and other sinful sweets.

Here at MusicRadar, we drink plenty of coffee, and when we think java, we naturally think KISS. Well, not really, but if the band want to send us a batch, we'd be more than happy to give it a try. Ketchup too - bring it on. And hey, throw in some of those cookies and brownies - we're not proud.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.