Gene Simmons @ Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN – Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency – Inside Nashville
Gene Simmons made a surprise appearance tonight (1/23) at Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency, which happens every Tuesday night at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN. Fan-filmed footage of Simmons and the house band playing the KISS classics “Deuce” and “Shout It Out Loud” can be viewed below.
Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency:
Started in 2013 by guitarists Jeremy Asbrock and Phil Shouse, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency has become the longest-running, star-studdedest, rock n’ roll extravaganza in Nashville, TN. The weekly Tuesday night shows at the Mercy Lounge have become the stuff of legend, with guests such as Alice Cooper & band, Roger Glover & Don Airey (Deep Purple), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, Whitford/St. Holmes), Peter Baltes (Accept), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, Hurricane, Lion), Brian Tichy (damn near everybody), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT, Dead Daisies), Kip Winger (Alice Cooper) and several others.
The 5-headed monster of a band was formed when Jeremy (The Shazam, John Corabi, Big Rock Show) & Phil (Rodney Atkins, Chris Cagle, John Corabi) reached out to good friends Chuck Garric (Beastö Blancö, Alice Cooper) and David Parks (LoCash Cowboys, Southern Rock Revival) to fill the bass and drum positions, respectively. Soon after, when the road called to Chuck and David, they had to answer, so Jeremy & Phil called on Judd Fuller (Entrain, Rodney Atkins, The Tummies), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella, Naked Beggars) and Jarred Pope (Whiskey Falls, Damon Johnson Trio, Thompson Square) to take over. And with the addition of Ryan Cook (Hair of the Dog, Big Rock Show) on vox/guitar, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency is the perfect combo to keep the true rock n’ roll spirit alive.
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Source: Inside Nashville w/ Jones