Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at
Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach
But the musical program for the Jan. 25 game was rounded out Wednesday when organizers announced that KISS will be joined by Jordin Sparks and John Ondrasik of
According to the release, the musical performances will take place on two field stages.
Those who follow the Kings closely are more than familiar with singer-songwriter Ondrasik, an avid fan. He has played at several major sporting events, including the chilly Heritage Classic between the
Ondrasik wrote an insightful column for
It all started as a quip, 16 years ago.
Wrote Ondrasik: "... a representative from my record company informed me that the male singer-songwriter was dead, so I had to either come up with a band name or attend my own musical funeral.
"Thanks to a Marty McSorley bout I had witnessed at a Kings game earlier that evening, I sarcastically suggested, "Five for Fighting."