LOS ANGELES (CBS4) – Move over William and Kate. There’s another royal wedding set to take place but this is rock royalty.
KISS frontman Gene Simmons will marry his girlfriend of 28 years, actress and former Playmate Shannon Tweed, in an October ceremony, his representative said on Thursday.
The wedding will put a traditional twist on a decidedly untraditional relationship between the hard rock icon and the model that, since 2006, has been chronicled in the reality TV show “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” on cable network A&E.
The Israeli-born Simmons and the Canadian-born Tweed have two adult children together, Nick and Sophie.
The wedding will be held on October 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, according to the wedding invitation.
The invitations were given a personal touch by Nick and Sophie Tweed-Simmons, including a special message announcing Team Tweed-Simmons with a stenciled portrait of the family drawn by Nick and a poem by Sophie.
Gene Simmons, 62, plays bass guitar and sings in the band Kiss, which had hits with the songs “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Night.”
Shannon Tweed appeared in the pages of Playboy magazine in the 1980s and had a number of starring roles in low-budget thrillers and adventure movies such as “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” and “Scorned.”
Simmons proposed to Tweed in Belize, in a moment that was captured by cameras for their A&E reality show.
The wedding on October 1st takes place just three days before the seventh season premiere of their reality show.