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KISS steals the 2012 ACM Awards arrivals spotlight at MGM Grand

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Wayne Newton and Gene Simmons of KISS arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Photo: Erik Kabik/ErikKabik.com

By Don Chareunsy

Rock and roll all night legends KISS arrived at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena this afternoon in a monster truck and full makeup, stealing the spotlight from the nominees, presenters and performers walking the arrivals carpet.

And if it couldn’t get any better, it did, with entertainment legend and Las Vegas resident Wayne Newton posing for a photograph with Gene Simmons of KISS. Thanks to Erik Kabik for his photographs from MGM Grand, as well as to Glenn Pinkerton of Las Vegas News Bureau. Kabik reports that fans chanted, “KISS! KISS! KISS!” (for the band, not Newton).

2012 ACM Awards: Arrivals at MGM Grand

Check back Monday for our 2012 ACM Awards wrap with reports from Robin Leach and John Katsilometes, as well as photo galleries and videos, as the week that Vegas Goes Country winds down for another year. Meantime, follow @robin_leach and @johnnykats via Twitter for their live coverage.

Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and arts and entertainment editor of LasVegasSun.com.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow VDLX Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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