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Kiss salute British figure skating duo for Kiss-themed ice dance at Winter Olympics

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(Image credit: Eurosport / La Rhumba YouTube)

Kiss have paid tribute to British ice skaters Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson for a “cool” performance at the Beijing Olympics which saw them take part in the Rhythm Dance competition soundtracked by a medley of three Kiss songs.

Dressed in black and silver outfits which called to mind Kiss’ iconic stage costumes, the British duo, 22-year-old Fear and her 27-year-old dancing partner Gibson, launched their routine on the ice on February 12 with disco-rock classic I Was Made For Lovin’ You, the lead single from 1979’s Dynasty album, which faded into Paul Stanley/Michael Bolton co-write Forever from 1989’s Hot In The Shade. The duo then brought their routine to a climax to the sound of the New Yorkers’ Rock And Roll All Nite, from 1975’s Dressed To Kill album.

The performance wasn’t deemed worthy of a medal from the Olympic judges, with Fear and Gibson finishing in tenth place overall, but their routine did inspire a shout out from Kiss on social media.

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Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.