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Rockers With Side Businesses

You would think being part of some of the biggest bands in history would be enough for some but not these musicians. In honor of Paul Stanley’s birthday, here’s a look at the side businesses of some of rock’s biggest names.

 

Paul Stanley – Royals & Rebels (Lifestyle Brand)

KISS is pretty much a business, so you’d think the Star Child wouldn’t have time for anything else, but in May 2015, he launched Royals & Rebels, a lifestyle brands which items include men’s apparel. Here’s a few pieces modeled by Stanley himself.

 

Sammy Hagar – Sammy’s Island (Lifestyle Brand)

Cabo Wabo Tequilla, Beach Bar Rum and now, like Stanley, a lifestyle brand! Hagar announced Sammy’s Island in August 2015, which will feature anything and everything including outdoor furniture, electronics, food, entertaining, beach wear, footwear, table top, jewelry and wall art.

 

Bono – Edun (Clothing Brand)

Leave it to Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, to create a fashion line that helps promote trade in Africa and provide production jobs within the continent.

 

Joey Kramer – Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee

When he’s not behind the drum kit for Aerosmith, Kramer can be found tending to his coffee brand which features four different types of beans that’s also the official coffee used in House of Blues restaurants. Kramer’s even opening his own chain of Rockin’ & Roastin’ cafes!

 

Michael Anthony – Mad Anthony’s Condiments

The former Van Halen bassist is responsible for some of the hottest bass lines in rock history, so it makes sense that he’d have a line of spicy condiments.