Rock Star Premier

September 4, 2001

On September 4, 2001, I went to the premier of the movie "Rock Star" in Westwood, California. I heard rumors that Gene and Paul might show up at the premier, so I contactedsome friends and was able to get a ticket to the premier. To my surprise they both did show up. The premier started at 8:00 P.M. and right at 8:00 P.M. both Gene and Paul came walking into the lobby of the theater. When they entered, they walked directly to their seats. I was sitting several rows in front of them. There were several people with them, one being Shannon Tweed. After Gene and Paul sat down, I approached them and asked Gene if he would sign my 1977 Marvel Comic Book. I was wearing a Kiss shirt and he told me that he liked the shirt. He signed the comic book and without me asking, passed it down to Paul who was sitting several seats away. Paul also signed the book and gave it back to me. I told Gene that I had seen them 9 times in the U.S. and 5 times in Australia during this tour. He made an expression like he was impressed. He then shook my hand and again said that he liked the Kiss shirt that I was wearing. After the premier was over, Gene and Paul were standing in the lobby. They both allowed me to take several photographs with them while they talked to friends. They were both very cool and humble. It was a dream come true meeting the legends of rock and roll. Thank you Gene and Paul.