The Las Vegas Outlaws kicked off their inaugural season in the Arena Football League last night. The team's owner, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, was on hand to sing the national anthem.

As you can see in the above video, he was escorted to the middle of the field by two cheerleaders -- called the Las Vegas Outlaws Posse -- who joined with the others in flanking him as he sang. Comedian Carrot Top, who has had a show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino since 2005, performed the opening coin toss. The halftime show featured the cheerleaders, Vegas headliner Zowie Bowie and dancers from the Westgate Hotel's 'Sexxy' revue.

Unfortunately, the Outlaws lost to the San Jose SaberCats 59-41 in front of an announced crowd of 6,569 people at the Thomas and Mack Center. However, they did have an impressive performance from wide receiver Tysson Poots, who caught seven passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Their next game will be at home on April 4 against the Arizona Rattlers.

The other rocker-owned arena football team, the L.A. Kiss, didn't fare any better in the opening game of their second season. Gene Simmons' and Paul Stanley's team lost to the Portland Thunder, 42-37.

Neil, who moved to Vegas in the mid-'90s, was awarded the franchise last year. He has been involved in many business ventures throughout the city, including several tattoo parlors, restaurants and a strip club.

Motley Crue will resume their Final tour on July 22. The tour will run through mid-September. Their last-ever shows will be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 30-31.

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