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Are your kids ready for KISS? No matter, because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and company are ready for your kids. Word is out that the timeless rock band is developing a half-hour comedy for kids. This isn't KISS' first foray into kids TV; self-promotional genius Simmons has already appeared in a number of childrens shows and specials.
Also getting into the act is the band Devo, which whips up a performance of "Watch Us Work It" on Yo Gabba Gabba today. Try to detect it. It's not too late.
Of course, Sesame Street has hosted many grown-up bands in its history, including REM, *NSYNC, Destiny's Child, En Vogue, Goo Goo Dolls, Spin Doctors, and Black Sabbath. Wait -- one of those might be a mistake.
With all of this rock-to-tot crossover going on, I'm wondering what other well-known musical acts might see the kids space as a way to expand their fan base. A few suggestions:
Lady Gaga performs fashion makeovers for kids using only school supplies and adhesive material found in their lockers.
Ozzy Does It
In this game show, Ozzy Osbourne makes various statements aloud; kids compete to see who can make sense of them first.
Pooling their talents, Adam Ant and Adam Lambert visit unsuspecting families in the bible belt to teach makeup tricks to their sons and daughters. (Well, sons mostly.)
The Bowling Stones
Mick Jagger and his bandmates look for satisfaction competing against high school bowling teams across America. Tune in to see how many students actually know who The Rolling Stones are, and who'll score the most Lucky Strikes.
Graduation Day! with Kanye West
Kanye West surprises high school graduation ceremonies across America by running onstage during the valedictory speech to show love for the salutatorian.
In this touching documentary series, Puff Daddy talks to young rappers with bronchially-challenged fathers.
Houston, We Have Problems
Whitney Houston uses her sound judgment to help kids across America overcome their relationship and addiction issues.