Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley team with Kaw Nation Indians for rock themed casino

January 05, 2017 10:03 AM

Rock legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, members of rock band KISS, are joining the Kaw Nation Indians in plans to build a new rock ’n’ roll-themed casino and resort complex in Oklahoma, reports the Tulsa World.

The rock duo is bringing their Rock & Brews restaurant concept to the Kaw Nation casino in Braman, northwest of Ponca City about 15 miles south of the Kansas state line on Interstate 35.

The groundbreaking ceremony is set for Jan. 12, when more details about the project will be announced.

There are more than a dozen Rock & Brews restaurants across the country and in Mexico. The group also has three arena locations. The partnership with the Kaw Nation will be the first to take the restaurant to the initial planning stages of a casino and resort project.

“This partnership with Rock & Brews will provide the Kaw Nation with the opportunity to again be the prime gaming and entertainment destination in our market,” the company said in a release announcing the partnership.

It’s not known if Simmons, famous for his penchant for marketing the KISS brand, will attend the groundbreaking ceremony or if he will be wearing the group’s signature face paint.