February 2005.. Epiphone Guitar, Nickelodeon Television
, and Company of Kids have partnered on a special promotion for an exciting
DVD launch in the Netherlands of “My Dad The Rockstar”, an animated
television series in which a seven-foot-tall world famous rock star suddenly
decides to go into semi-retirement, and moves his family to a house in the
suburbs of Silent Springs. Willy, Rock Zilla's 12-year-old son has only known
life in the rock star world, living out of a suitcase, on tour buses and
hotels. His lack of exposure to "ordinary life" brings him a whole lot of
unexpected challenges living in this small town.
Epiphone will produce a limited amount of “My Dad
the Rockstar” Les Paul
II Guitars featuring the main character "Rock Zilla".
“My Dad the Rockstar” cartoon series was created
by legendary KISS guitarist Gene Simmons and stems from Simmon’s own
family life as a heavy metal dad. The Dutch version of this cartoon series
features voice over by popular singer/guitarist Barry Hay from “Golden
Earring” as the main character, “Rockzilla”
"We are very excited to be partnering with Nickelodeon
on such an inventive promotion," said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO
of Gibson Guitar. "The legendary music of Gene Simmons and the sounds of
our Les Paul guitar are the perfect match for My Dad the Rockstar."