Rock drummer KISS's summer
BY KEELY GRASSER
Jason Manara is a singer-songwriter, a drummer, a music teacher and owns a clothing line.
And he's about to rub shoulders with one of rock 'n' roll's most entrepreneurial stars: Gene Simmons.
The 23-year-old Unionville man will be opening for KISS during some of the band's Canadian tour this summer.
He was asked to drum for Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols, a Toronto-based band, for the KISS gigs.
"I didn't grow up being a hardcore KISS fan," Mr. Manara said.
But he admires Gene Simmons' branding. KISS is regarded as an industry in terms of merchandising and branding and Mr. Simmons himself has many side projects, including a reality TV show, record label and clothing line.
Mr. Manara said he's hoping to sit down with Mr. Simmons to talk.
And he said the gig is a great opportunity - he'll be playing for KISS
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