Sure, there was this nice little music event called the Grammy Awards going on over the weekend in Southern California. I guess that some folks tuned into that on Sunday.

Yet, does the Grammys really top seeing Kiss rock beautiful Dodger Stadium on Saturday? Not if you're a member of the Kiss Army.

The so-called "hottest band in the world" performed during the National Hockey League's Stadium Series event in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks battled it out in the first-ever outdoor hockey game on the West Coast.

More than 56,000 turned out to see the Ducks beat the Kings -- but, even more importantly, to see Kiss rock out on a stage erected at center field.

It was a nice showcase for the band, which, after much too long a wait, is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. The group features original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as two other guys in makeup, whose true identities are known to dozens of die-hard fans.

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KISS set list at Dodger Stadium

The Group played a pair of two-song sets at Dodger Stadium. The first set came before the start of the game, consisting of the great anthem "Rock and Roll All Nite" and the obnoxious "Lick It Up." The second set fell after the first period in the game. It consisted of "I Love It Loud" -- which, in the Kiss world, qualifies as a solid cut -- and the immortal "Detroit Rock City."

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Following KISS

Five for Fighting also performed at the game, between the second and third periods. Yes, so, now hockey fans can finally say they saw Kiss open for Five for Fighting at Dodger Stadium. Cross that off the bucket list!

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