Veteran to become KISS roadie
KISS’s Gene Simmons announced on NBC the hiring of KISS fan Paul Jordan, a veteran of three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a roadie for their upcoming tour.
During an appearance on the “Today” show Wednesday morning, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons announced the winner of the band’s “Hiring Our Heroes” contest: Army veteran Paul Jordan, a wounded warrior who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring two years ago.
Jordan will serve as a roadie (with full-time pay and benefits) during the band’s 2012 concert tour, which starts in July. The band received about 1,900 applications for the position, but Simmons said Jordan’s enthusiasm and military experience (and the tattoo of Simmons that Jordan has on his chest) set his apart from the rest.
The KISS contest was part of the US Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” campaign.