Sunday, April 6, 2014

Motorhead’s Lemmy performs coin toss at first L.A. KISS home game

Motorhead legend Lemmy Kilmister performed the official coin toss at the LA KISS' first-ever home game on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The L.A. KISS won the home opener 44-34 over the Portland Thunder; the event also featured a pre-game concert by Steel Panther and the national anthem performed guitarist Nita Strauss of the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens.

The Arena Football League (AFL) team is owned by KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons,
their manager Doc McGee, and football executive Brett Bouchy.

Stanley and Simmons have spent a great deal of time and energy over the past few months launching the L.A. KISS for their inaugural season in the 14-team Arena Football League. The Los Angeles franchise is the fourth AFL team to represent Los Angeles and the second to play at the Honda Center.

On Thursday, April 10th, the original lineup of KISS will be inducted into the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello at a ceremony at New York’s Barclays Center; other honorees include Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

See also:

KISS to perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Rock Hall CEO addresses KISS induction controversy
KISS perform rare acoustic show
KISS: Pearl Jam guitarist weighs in on Rock Hall controversy
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