According to the Anime News Network, KISS' Gene Simmons revealed this past weekend that he met with executives to discuss, in his words, "a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal. Wow."
As Japanese company Sanrio's most recognizable character, Hello Kitty has already joined forces with the rock band X JAPAN to create Visual-Kei Kitty (pictured below).
According to Wikipedia, although mainly aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty product range goes all the way from purses, stickers and pen sets to toasters, televisions, clothing, massagers, and computer equipment. It has a cult-like following among adults as well, especially in Asia, where Hello Kitty adorns cars, purses, jewelry and many other high-end consumer products