Bob Brunson
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Bob Brunson


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"A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels-Ultimate KISS Fan enlisting the KISS Army & Hollywood to write & record the Ultimate Tribute Song"

**Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on A&E/Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels, is launching a fan-based song-writing project and promotion called…
“Friends With Painted Faces.” tm **

The idea is to have KISS fans everywhere write down and email, in a few lines, what KISS has meant to them over the years. Brunson will use this input to compose and record a tribute song for the band. “This was one of several ideas I’d mentioned to Gene during the taping of Family Jewels, and something I feel is extremely appropriate for a band that has meant so much to its fans for such a long time now, including me!” said Brunson.

In addition, Brunson is actively seeking/soliciting several well-known Hollywood producers to help with the arrangement and production of the song. “Given where KISS is in its career, as well as Gene’s promotional savvy, I want to really maximize the visibility and credibility of the project, positioning it for inclusion in Family Jewels Season 2, and/or Gene's forthcoming Box Set/Greatest Hits!" said Brunson.

Brunson hopes to have this project in full swing before the holiday season, and to be in the studio by first quarter 2007. Bob has just launched his own website, which is also serving as home base for this promotion. For more information go to

“To my knowledge this has never been done. What better way to celebrate three decades of fans by embracing and utilizing their accolades. It’s really a win-win situation,” said Brunson.
- BrunsonWorld

"A&E TV’s Ultimate KISS Fan scheduled for the Rustam Report/Los Angeles to promote ‘Friends With Painted Faces’ tribute song."

** Hollywood, Calif. - Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan seen on A&E Television’s Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels is scheduled to appear on LA’s Cable Show The Rustam Report in April & May.

“I’m thrilled at the prospect of being a part of the show,” said Brunson. “Denise has been carrying the torch a while now for true Rock & Roll…many of my idols continue to appear on the show, so I’m really in great company!” Brunson’s segment, scheduled to coincide with Eric Bloom’s interview of Blue Oyster Cult, is scheduled to air as follows…
Time Warner - April 19, April 24, May 7, May 16
Charter Communications - May 1, May 2, May 5
*Check local listings for air-times/channels

Last November Brunson invited KISS fans everywhere to write in and tell him why they loved the band. He is using this input, along with his own, to write and record the first-ever official Tribute Song for a band, inspired by its fans and recorded by the Ultimate Fan. He is also in talks with legendary Producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, The Who…).
- BrunsonWorld

"A&E’s Ultimate KISS Fan Teams with AboutFace USA Charity for Tribute Song Benefit"

** Mission Viejo, CA - Bob Brunson, the Ultimate KISS Fan on A&E/Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels has teamed with Chicago-based charity About Face USA to donate 25% of all proceeds from purchases/downloads of the tribute song “Friends With Painted Faces.”

Following his appearance on A&E’s popular reality show, Brunson invited KISS fans everywhere to write in and tell him why they loved the band. He used this input and his own to write and record the first-ever official tribute song for a band, inspired by its fans and recorded by the Ultimate Fan.

“I first heard of the charity a few years back when Paul Stanley did some work for the International group. I was really impressed with the wonderful and important work they do for people with facial differences, so I contacted the U.S. organization about getting involved,” said Brunson. “I’m a big believer in helping others, and with this song being about believing in yourself and never giving up on your dreams, it seemed like a perfect fit. I’m honored to work with them; they’ve been great!”

“We’re very excited about our relationship with Bob and his commitment to increasing public awareness,” said Debbie Oliver, Executive Director of AboutFace USA. She noted that cleft lip and palate is the most common birth defect in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Facial differences are also caused by trauma, burns and disease,” she said. “We’re working to dispel the myths about people who look different because of a medical condition, and direct patients and families to the assistance they need. We’re making a world of difference in a world of facial differences…that’s our mission.”

Brunson expects to have a song preview posted on his website by the end of July, and the full song available for online purchase through a variety of channels by the end of summer 2007.

- BrunsonWorld

"A&E’s Ultimate KISS Fan teams with legendary Producer Ron Nevison "

Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan on A&E/Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels has launched a fan-based song-writing project called “Friends With Painted Faces,” and has enlisted Ron Nevison to produce.

“KISS fans are extremely loyal, so there was certainly no shortage of inspiration, but I knew for this project to sound as good as possible, and to really have the credibility it deserved, I’d need someone with clout, visibility, and immense talent to help me do it right,” said Brunson. “Ron’s resume is unbelievable, he’s worked with everyone from Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones to KISS, so I am absolutely thrilled to have him on-board!”

Last November Brunson invited KISS fans everywhere to write in and tell him why they loved the band. He is using this input, along with his own, to craft the first-ever official Tribute Song for a band, inspired by its fans and recorded by the Ultimate Fan.

“I’m anxious to hear the initial demo, but I like the idea enough to go ahead and
(tentatively) sign on,” said Nevison. Brunson plans on being in the studio no later than March of this year. More information can be found on Bob’s website,

About Ron Nevison –
One of contemporary rock 'n' roll's finest producers-engineers, Nevison has accumulated an impressive resume of credits that reads like a Who's Who in Rock 'n' Roll. His work is an integral part of some of the most defining rock records of this, or any other, generation. He has worked with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Babys, Jefferson Starship, Heart, Chicago, UFO, Cher, Foghat, and many others.

About Bob Brunson –
Brunson is a 20+year veteran in the marketing & advertising arena. In addition to appearing on A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels, he has scripted and appeared in several TV & radio commercials and recorded a commercial soundtrack for cable TV. Additionally, he is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist who has fronted several groups, penned numerous songs and books, as well as scripted/pitched several TV shows. Brunson currently works for an advertising agency in Orange County, California, where he resides with his wife and three children.
- BrunsonWorld

"Complete list of media that have reported on Friends With Painted Faces!"


- Songwriting News-Music Industry News

- Rustam Report/LA – Cable TV Entertainment News Show

- Reality TV Magazine

- Hairball John Radio Show

- Sonvault.FM - Rock Showcase Radio

- Uncensored Net Noise Radio/Morning Show Central

- Metal Express Radio

- Classic Metal Radio Show

- Fan Rock Radio

- Kiss Army – Australia

- Kiss Army - UK

- Kiss News USA


- Eddie Trunk Online


- UVTV-Underground Video Television

- Heavy Metal News & Reviews

- Broadcast Aylum

- Mega Rock Radio

- Top 10 Sources-Reality TV

- BraveWords Magazine

- The Metal Society



- RoadRunner Records/BlabberMouth

- King Hesh

- Paul Lynde's Official Website
(I love this one!)

- Kahler International

- BrunsonWorld

"Friends With Painted Faces premiers in top 40 on Rock Showcase Radio Charts"

Hollywood - August 6th, 2007

Friends With Painted Faces debuted on the Songvault.FM online radio Rock Charts - Rock Showcase Radio at #36! - BrunsonWorld


Still working on that hot first release.



Bob Brunson was born in 1967 in Sopranos country, Elizabeth, NJ. He heard the opening riff in "25 or 6 To 4" by Chicago on the radio when he was five and that was it! He grabbed the closest tennis racket, proceeded to rock out in front of the mirror, and from that point on his feet were on the path!

Bob's family moved to Kansas City in 1976, where he was first introduced to the arena gods of the 70's & 80's. Groups like Journey, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen and Motley Crue had a profound affect on Bob, but none hit home as much KISS. From Ace Frehley's smoking guitars to Paul Stanley's soaring vocals, Bob knew what he wanted to do.

He locked himself in his room and taught himself to sing and play guitar by listening to KISS records. Bob started his first band, Pegasus, and they quickly became the talk of the town, then the region. They hit the ground running, winning contests, scoring local airplay, and getting the attention of local media and record producers. Unfortunately Bob's dad got transferred out of state.

Unwilling to gamble his future, Bob took the safe route and went along. Eighteen years later, he's settled with his family in Orange County and has a successful career in marketing. However the dream never died and he continued playing, singing and writing songs over the years, waiting for the right time to ressurrect his dream. After a decade of hearing the same tired sounding bands, Bob decided to get off the sidelines. He's a true renaissance man who believes we only get one chance in life to DREAM BIG and LIVE LARGE!

Bob's been married for 12 years and has 3 wonderful children. He's written/recorded many songs, several books, scripted & pitched several TV shows, radio/tv commercials, appearing in several, and just appeared on A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

He works at an advertising agency in Orange County, and owns his own copywriting/ communications firm with his wife. In addition, he is the public relations director & event planning co-chair of for a wonderful charity that helps adults with special needs. Bottom line... he will not STOP until he reaches the TOP, and puts the FUN back in Rock and Roll!