Back in Super Bowl XXXIII, the greatest rock band to ever don Kabuki makeup and blow stuff up was part of the on-field pre-game festivities. In recent years, my default vote for any opportunity for a musical act to appear in a football-related capacity has been KISS.
I’ve nominated them for multiple Super Bowl halftimes, but I’ve been routinely ignored. (Which is nothing new.) More recently, I lobbied aggressively for KISS to take over the NBC Sunday Night Football opening song from Faith Hill. In response, they asked me how I got this number and to please stop calling it.
Fortunately, someone in football is listening.
KISS will be a key part of the pre-Arena Bowl festivities, appearing at the Celebrity Gala on the Thursday night before the game and staging a concert the following evening.
It’s not quite what I’d envisioned, primarily since I can’t name more than two AFL teams or more than zero AFL players. Hopefully, they’ll collect their fee in cash, straight or otherwise.