Paul Stanely on the LA KISS arena football team by GMI Rock News
The new L.A. KISS Arena Football League team owned by KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons started its season off with a win, beating the San Antonio Talons 41-38 with a late-game field goal. Simmons tweeted afterwards that he was "very proud of our team" afterwards.
The L.A. KISS plays its first home game on April 5, and Stanley tells us there will be more than just football to entertain fans that night:
"We mean business. When we put the KISS name on something, we're not kidding around and we'll do everything necessary to insure success. And it's great -- great cheerleaders and a great venue. The Honda Center is terrific. And as I've said before, you're owed more at a sporting event than at halftime, someone's running around dressed as a hamster."
Stanley and Simmons appear in a new commercial for the team, which shows a pregnant woman, wearing KISS makeup, being wheeled into an operating room where the two KISS "doctors" are waiting for her; "You ever done this before?" Simmons asks his fellow first-time team owner, to which Stanley replies, "Nope." Stanley, meanwhile, is gearing up for the April 8 publication of his autobiography "Face The Music: A Life Exposed," with a book tour that starts the day before.
KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 in Brooklyn -- though is still not planning to perform that night -- and will be touring this summer with Def Leppard. Dates for that are expected to be announced soon.