Feb 11 2014
' FOOTBAL TEAM: AMC'S NEXT REALITY TV SERIES
Paul Stanley says the show is an 'opportunity to see the making of our team of rebels'

Story By Kory Grow
Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images

When Kiss first announced that they had invested in an arena football team, which of course they had named the L.A. Kiss, vocalist-bassist Gene Simmons said, "There's been a lot of attention to detail . . . so that people don't think this is a rock band in football helmets." And he underscored that statement saying, "This is real football."

Now Kiss have found a way to show just how real the team is: reality TV. AMC has ordered 10 episodes of an unscripted series chronicling the first season of the arena football team the Los Angeles Kiss, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the players, the show will feature Doc McGhee – the longtime manager of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – as well as its owners, Simmons and Paul Stanley.

"We are thrilled to partner with AMC in bringing our show to the viewing public," Stanley said. "Anyone who knows Gene and I knows we have never played by the rules. This opportunity to see the making of our team of rebels, the L.A. Kiss, from behind the scenes will once again show everyone that we play to win."

Last year, Simmons told Rolling Stone that the L.A. Kiss was just one more part of what he called "Kiss Kulture." The perennial salesman pitched a chance to buy season tickets to see "the only football team in Los Angeles of any kind" and get a free Kiss concert ticket included in the price. "What's wrong with that?" Simmons asked. "Your choices are mortgaging your home to get a ticket for the NFL, or you can come to our air-conditioned arena facilities and you'll have the time of your life."

An AMC exec said the as-yet-untitled one-hour series would capture the "trials and tribulations" of establishing a sports franchise. The show will premiere this summer.
Feb 11 2014
FAN-MADE TRAILER FOR YOU WANTED THE BEST MOVIE
Check out this cool fan-made trailer for the upcoming KISS movie, "YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!"

Feb 10 2014
PHOTO: JOHN VARVATOS BILLOARD
We ran into a few familiar faces "Dressed To Kill" this morning in Los Angeles!
Feb 10 2014
SIGHTING: MARDI GRAS FLOAT
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS and Mardi Gras..let the good times roll!

Bryan Austin
Feb 10 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1977
On this day in KISStory - February 10, 1977, KISS won the People's Choice Award for the single "Beth" in the Best Song category.
Feb 09 2014
SOUP CAN
PROGRESSO folks sent this to Gene, after he tweeted he liked their light soups.
Feb 09 2014
SIGHTING: STREET AD IN FRANCE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi KISS,

I just found this ad in my hometown, Strasbourg. They made several ads to promote the media library in the city. They put opposite characters together... It's funny to see the top of Gene Simmons' solo cover and the bottom of the philosopher Karl Marx.

Thierry Raynaud
Feb 09 2014
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS WITH PBR's JB MAUNEY
PBR world Champion JB Mauney hanging out with KISS and rock legend Gene Simmons last night at the Honda Center.
Feb 09 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1999
On this day in KISSTORY - February 9, 1999, the Playboy issue featuring the 'Girls of KISS' was released. Gene Simmons graces the cover of the magazine, and the entire band appears in the photos with the 'Girls of KISS,' who are all wearing KISS Makeup...and not much else!
Feb 08 2014
CELEBRATING AT THE HARD ROCK IN ROME
Support City of Hope and party everyday!

On January 30th, the Hard Rock Cafe Rome held a KISS celebration benefit with Italian KISS tribute band Dressed To Kill.

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Feb 08 2014
MORE PHOTOS FROM HARD ROCK ROME, ITALY
Feb 08 2014
SIGHTING: BIZARRO COMIC STRIP
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Bizarro comic strip. Today.

Thanks to Chris Ryall for sending to us!
Feb 08 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN THE STUDIO
Here's Paul recording the spoken word version of his autobiography Face The Music. 180 pages done and 230 left to go!

CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Feb 08 2014
SIGHTING: STREET ART IN FRANCE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Found this in Rouen, France.

Max Kersh ‏
Feb 07 2014
AMC ORDERS LA ARENA FOOTBALL SHOW
AMC Orders Arena Football Reality Show With Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

The cable network's latest unscripted plans will focus on the inaugural season of the Los Angeles KISS.

AMC is hoping TV's love affair with football will extend to its latest unscripted order -- and bringing a bankable reality star along for the ride.

The cable network, which continues to make inroads into reality, has ordered 10 episodes of a new unscripted series following the inaugural season of arena football team the Los Angeles KISS. The show will include team owners and namesakes, KISS frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Simmons, of course, is no stranger to a camera crew. The bass guitarist starred on his own reality show, A&E's ‪Gene Simmons Family Jewels‬, for seven seasons.

“We are thrilled to partner with AMC in bringing our show to the viewing public,” said bandmate and business partner Stanley. “Anyone who knows Gene and I knows we have never played by the rules. This opportunity to see the making of our team of rebels, the LA KISS, from behind the scenes will once again show everyone that we play to win.”

In addition to the duo and other members of the team, the show will also feature longtime KISS manager Doc McGhee.

“We look forward to capturing all the trials and tribulations of launching a sports franchise in a great sports city like Los Angeles,” AMC senior vp unscripted programming Eliot Goldberg. “These are incredibly dedicated athletes, coaches and management who want to win, and the fact that the team has rock and roll royalty in the owners box just adds another great dimension to the series.”

Still untitled, the one-hour series is produced by Thinkfactory Media (Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Hatfields & McCoys) and will launch summer 2014. Executive producers include Adam Freeman, Adam Reed and Leslie Greif. Goldberg, Marco Bresaz and Andrea Beckerman will oversee for AMC.

February sees the launch of AMC's latest reality foray, Game of Arms. Small Town Security, Comic Book Men, Freakshow and The Pitch are among its other unscripted offerings -- though the network remains best known for its dramas.
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