Where Are the Stilettos?

Condi Rice will be out of a job in January. After a recent encounter in Stockholm, there’s one job she won’t be taking in 2009.

Rice, in Sweden for a conference on Iraq, ended up in a Sheraton hotel where the band Kiss was staying the night before a concert. Negotiations between State Department aides and Kiss’s manager resulted in a rendezvous between the two.

During the gathering, Kiss leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tried to recruit Rice, a talented classical pianist, to join the band.

“I don’t rock,” she told them.

“I’m sure you can rock,” Simmons replied.

This article appears in the July 2008 issue of Washingtonian. To see more articles in this issue, click here.

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