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LONDON - Rock legend Gene Simmons, the lead singer of KISS, will perform the U.S. national anthem prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings game in London on Sept. 29, according to www.nfluk.com.

The game is part of the NFL International Series and will be played at London's Wembley Stadium.

This will be the seventh NFL regular-season game to be played in the United Kingdom.

Simmons also performed at the Oakland Raiders' home game against the San Diego Chargers in 2012.

According to NFL UK, Simmons said he is looking forward to singing the anthem at the London game.

"I always love playing a role in these types of high-action, fast-paced games, not to mention returning to the UK and performing in front of some the best fans in the world!''

Simmons was also recently announced as the co-owner of the Los Angeles Kiss, a football team scheduled to begin playing in the Arena Football League in 2014.

The Steelers-Vikings game will kick off at 12 p.m. CST (6 p.m. London time).

The NFL will host its second International Series game of the year on Sunday, Oct. 27, when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the San Francisco 49ers.

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