Despite a 3-10 record in its inaugural season, Gene Simmons says he and KISS partner Paul Stanley are having a good time with their Arena Football League team the L.A. KISS.
The group and AMC have just announced an August 5 debut for "4th and Loud," a 10-episode reality series about the team, and Simmons tells us viewers will get a chance to see just how much he and Stanley are enjoying themselves:
"A lot of fun. The idea of having our own football team, which has yet to get traction -- We win some games, we lose some games and we're learning. We're crawling. You gotta crawl before you walk and walk before you run. We'll get better and better, but we're on ESPN, CBS Sports, KCAL in California and an AMC reality show. Name one other sports entity that has that kind of coverage!"
In addition to Simmons and Stanley, "4th and Loud" will feature regular appearances by KISS’ manager Doc McGhee and team executives Breet Bouchy and Schuyler Hoversten.
KISS is currently in the midst of its summer tour with Def Leppard, and Simmons was amused by a video from a recent show in Denver that went viral which made it look like he was urinating on stage during "Hide Your Heart."
The fluid, he says, was water a crew member doused him with to get rid of some of the "blood" he spit during the previous song. Simmons tweeted the explanation, adding "Of course it looks like P. Great story -- love it."