KISS bassist-vocalist Gene Simmons created My Dad The Rock Star for Nickelodeon and Canada's Nelvana Studios, and served as the show's executive producer. Sad to say, that was the extent of Simmons' involvement with the series, which lasted a year (26 episodes) before being cancelled.
Rock Zilla was based on Simmons himself, though no one's sure if the same can be said for Rock's kids being analogues for Simmons' own children. While the Simmons family has since gone before the cameras in the reality series, Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, Simmons' 1st series didn't exactly set the world on fire. The animation may be to blame, as Nelvana's production values had dropped by this point. If you don't believe me, check out the open:
Because it aired on Nick, the show aired on various days, so, predictably, Nick burned the show off and out too quickly to suit us older fans. Believe me, you might be better served finding a DVD of "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" to rent.