According to Blabbermouth.net
bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons
revealed this past weekend via Twitter
that he was scheduled to meet with executives to discuss, in his words, "a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal. Wow.
As Japanese company Sanrio's most recognizable character, Hello Kitty has already joined forces with the rock band X Japan
to create Visual-Kei Kitty
Although mainly aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty product range goes all the way from purses, stickers and pen sets to toasters, televisions, clothing, massagers, and computer equipment.
It has a cult-like following among adults as well, especially in Asia, where Hello Kitty adorns cars, purses, jewelry and many other high-end consumer products.
Also, Simmons himself played Jack ill Dark
, the "Emperor
" of rock, in the live-action film adaptation of Kiminori Wakasugi
's "Detroit Metal City
" comedy manga.