Sum 41 And KISS's Gene Simmons Embrace Christianity

By | October 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Are Sum 41 turning into churchies? Our favourite goons from Ajax, ON have been studying up on Christian rock as of late – but don’t expect to see them strutting around wearing studded WWJD wristbands any time soon. Deryck, Brown Sound, Cone and Steve-O haven’t become born-again Christians, they just play them on TV – specifically on a new episode of King Of The Hill.

All four Sum boys have donated their voices to the November 9 episode of Fox’s King Of The Hill, titled Reborn To Be Wild. Sum 41 play a gang of Christian youths who express their religious passion through punk rock and skateboarding. Young Bobby Hill falls in with the punks, gets his ear pierced and family strife ensues.

Sum 41 aren’t the only rock ‘n’ roll hellions who were brought in for the episode. Reborn To Be Wild will also feature the voice of KISS’s blood-spitting demon Gene Simmons, who will play the role of Jessie.

In other Sum 41 news, the boys are about to release a new DVD called Sake Bombs & Happy Endings, which will be in stores on October 7. The DVD is comprised of concert footage taped, as the title would suggest, on the band’s May 17 stop in Tokyo, Japan. The band are promising all sorts of gross-out bonus material, so it should be a doozy.

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