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 Special 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."

 

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