The rock band KISS has recently bought themselves an Arena Football league team and named them after themselves, the LA Kiss. I did some research and found out they aren’t the only musicians getting into the sports ownership business:
Lady Gaga and members of the Goo Goo Dolls worked together to purchase a minor league soccer team based out of
. The Walla Walla Ga Ga Goo Goos
are playing in their first season but struggling. Many fans are blaming their
uniforms. The Gaga designed ensemble includes a loin cloth over a pair of
metallic Speedos, blue and silver body paint in lieu of a shirt, cleats with
six inch heals and pinched toes, and atop their heads a cap with a 3 foot
replica of the space needle. Washington State
Pop songstress Taylor Swift bought a majority stake in a minor league basketball team, the Nashville Exes. The team started out strong, winning their first 8 games. Since then, however,
Taylor has dated the entire starting five and
an assistant coach causing a lot of hurt feelings and bad publicity. “I knew
something was wrong on our third date,” said point guard Web “The Comet”
Jordan. “All during dinner I was telling her about my favorite movies and she
was writing a song chorus rhyming comet with vomit.” The team is currently
riding a 13 game losing streak but Taylor
has another number 1 CD with “Songs from Half Court”.
Canadian rockers Rush have become the owners of a minor league hockey team, the Yukon Snowdogs. As lifelong fans of the sport, this was a dream come true for Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson. To help gain attendance the band wrote a team song that’s played before every game. The tune, titled “Epithet for a Dying Sport: Suite Bobby Orr, Opus 243 (Drop the Puck)” has caused consternation among fans however, as it is 23 minutes long with lyrics in three different languages as well as references to Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and ancient Indian myths. Hockey is never mentioned.
These are just a few of the examples I found. Bruce Springsteen has bought himself a professional dodge ball team, U2 own a third tier tetherball franchise and rapper Flo Rida has a jai alai team called the Or Lando Playas. The list goes on and on thanks to KISS.