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Gene Simmons and Wolfgang Puck Uniting to Announce Röcktoberfest at L.A. Live!

"Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi!"Photo: Sezzles/Flickr

It takes a lot to get us even remotely excited in any way about the goings-on at L.A. Live! Or Gene Simmons, for that matter. But Wolfgang Puck will probably always kick-start our hearts, so it's kind of cool to hear the three are coming together this Monday morning for a press conference announcing Röcktoberfest, a sizable Octoberfest celebration planned next month for this confederation of tourist magnets. There will be no exact specifics on the event until Monday morning, but the coming together of Simmons and Puck for such an occasion is a no-brainer. Who better than an Austrian that can pull off a catering job at The Oscars to help direct a major stein and sausage fest? And speaking of sausages...

Who better than Gene Simmons to put a mass-marketable measure of cock-rock into an October holiday, complete with a misplaced umlaut? Of course, we love how anything involving Puck necessitates a major press conference and though we're yet to fully digest how Trader Vic's will handle its part in a Germanic beer celebration, we're sure you'll be hearing more details about this in the week to come.

Nonetheless, it's nice to see the event will stand as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, a good cause supported by Simmons and restaurateur Michael Zislis, who are partners together in Rock 'n Brews.

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