Gene Simmons Gets Into the Gaming Market

(antiMusic) We received the following announcement: the Gene Simmons AXE guitar for PlayStation Guitar Hero and Rock Bandhas arrived. This fully equipped, axe-shaped guitar controller is a three-quarter replica of the KISS bassist and vocalist's signature guitar and is compatible with PlayStation 2 and 3.

Distributed by Kobian USA, the Gene Simmons AXE guitar is available now for pre-order on www.hipstreetonline.com for $79.99 (it will ship November 15, 2008.)

The AXE is customized with a replicated paint finish of the original AXE guitar and Simmons' autograph and the KISS face painted onto the body of the controller. Additional features of this 2.4 GHz guitar controller include: wireless range up to 30 feet, five fret and narrow fret buttons, fully functioning whammy bar, bi-directional strum bar and is USB connect ready. [interesting tidbit. Rick James once used the Axe bass as well.] - Check it out

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