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Kiss took off their makeup and unplugged their guitars for a cover of the Eagles’ classic hit “Take It Easy” this past weekend.
The occasion was the season opening game for the L.A. Kiss arena football team, which launched in 2013 under Kiss’ ownership. The team went up against the Jacksonville Sharks at Los Angeles’ Honda Center on Saturday, playing before a crowd of more than 6,800 fans and winning 64-39.
Guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons also sang a bit of the Paul McCartney and Wings 1976 hit “Listen to What the Man Said,” with Beatles fan Simmons taking the lead.
“We’re old,” Stanley joked. “We kind of forget where we are.”
The group performed “Take It Easy” as a tribute to the late Glenn Frey, the Eagles cofounder who died this past January. Frey cowrote the song with Jackson Browne, and it went on to become the Eagles’ breakout hit
Stanley called Frey a “brilliant songwriter.”