Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/15/13
Shout it out loud — pro football is headed back to Los Angeles, and you can thank the legendary rock band KISS for it. The LA KISS will begin play in the Arena Football League next season at the Honda Center, it was announced Thursday. KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hope to establish a similarly broad fanbase with their newest project, a partnership with the AFL as owners of the Anaheim-based expansion team. “The whole idea of an alternative to what has perhaps become a corporate sport is very intriguing, and resonates with us,” Stanley told USA TODAY Sports by phone on Wednesday. “We’ve always tried to be a band that relates to everybody, and the AFL is built on that whole premise.” Though the band’s logo will be incorporated into the team’s uniforms, Stanley and Simmons are hoping to bring their understanding of live performance to the team’s home games in order to create a true football experience. “There’s been a lot of attention to detail,...
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