Kiss stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are hoping to create a brand new sports anthem for their Arena Football League team L.A. Kiss. The duo, who have heavily invested in the new sports franchise, unveiled the team's uniforms and cheerleaders at a launch in Anaheim, California on Monday (10Mar14), and singer Stanley revealed his latest venture had inspired a songwriting surge.
He says, "We are planning to come up with something that will be the battle cry; something that will represent not only the team, but will represent the fans. We want the fans to have a song, or a melody or a battle cry that they can participate in... We can’t win without those people."
The L.A. Kiss will play all home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The team will be coached by sports veteran Bob McMillen.
KISS are also planning to perform a special concert at the arena for fans of the team.
Rockers Kiss will be part of sports history later this month (Jan14) when they perform at the first National Hockey League game to be held outdoors in Los Angeles. The band will share the stage with the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks at Dodgers Stadium as part of the 2014 Coors Light stadium series outdoor event on 25 January (14).
KISS will perform before the game and during the first intermission.
Ice hockey fan Gene Simmons says, "Los Angeles is the premier hub for sports and entertainment in this country and we are honoured to be part of an event that fuses both by rocking the first-ever outdoor NHL game in LA."
Simmons and bandmate Paul Stanley are also behind a new arena football team, LA KISS, who will play home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Veteran rockers Kiss have launched a public appeal to encourage a star quarterback to join their new American football team. The band has created an Arena Football team called the LA KISS, which will play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and they are looking to sign a big name to kick off the new season.
The musicians have made it clear they are going after former New England Patriots player Tim Tebow and want to make sure he lands a contract with LA KISS.
Frontman Paul Stanley says in a statement, "Tim Tebow is one of the most recognised and respected athletes in sport. His joining us would mean great things for his fans and for our team, especially from a business standpoint. His credibility within the sports arena is paramount and with our commitment to bringing football without compromise back to LA, we're excited to see how this offer turns out."
Bandmate Gene Simmons adds, "Acquiring Tebow would not only be a great investment for the team, but his exciting style of play would definitely send shockwaves through the League. We're excited for the opportunity to see him with an LA KISS uniform on, and for the LA KISS fans to be rockin' their Tebow shirts and jerseys."
Rockers Kiss have launched a new Arena Football team in California. The LA KISS will play their games at the Honda Center in Anaheim and next year's (Mar14) season kick-off will include a concert by Gene Simmons' rock band.
Simmons and KISS frontman Paul Stanley are part-owners of the team, which will use the band's iconic logo.
Simmons says, "As a fast-paced, high-action band, this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us. Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live Kiss show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action."
KISS aren't the only rockers with links to the Arena Football League - Jon Bon Jovi was a part-owner of the Philadelphia Soul until 2010.