The fire has apparently burned out for KISS’ Arena Football League franchise.
The L.A. Kiss -- co-owned by the band's Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and manager Doc McGhee -- has folded after four seasons, according to AFL Player's Union Executive Director Ivan Sot, who's said that, "As I understand it, (the Kiss) won't be involved in any football moving forward."
Neither the KISS camp nor AFL officials have made any official comment about the matter, however, although defensive end Caesar Rayford knew something was up when he discovered that his and other KISS players' rights had been transferred to other teams via a league draft.
Two other AFL teams, the Portland Steel and the Orlando Predators, have folded recently, while teams in Jacksonville and Arizona have announced they're moving to the rival Indoor Football League, leaving the AFL with just four active franchises.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.