Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Talked About KISS Continuing With Original Members
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KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley shared their willingness for the band to continue even without them.
In a recent episode of Let There Be Talk, Simmons further explained the possibility of having a next-generation KISS show where they would appear as guests. He stated:
“Kiss will continue in ways that even I haven’t thought of. But I can conceive of – you know, the Blue Man Group and Phantom of the Opera tour around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a Kiss show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also a semi-autobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance.
“Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while.”
The singer added that he’d actually come up with a TV show titled Kiss: The Next Generation, although there’s no production company interested in getting it yet. He said:
“Kiss will continue in other ways.
“I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.”
In June, Simmons revealed the final date for their End of the Road Tour is unclear as the band announced that they are planning to add not just one city, but “100 cities” to the shows. However, in the recent interview the rocker isn’t sure where the last date would take place, he continued:
“We don’t know if it’s New York.
“I have good reasons why it should be, but the important thing is when it’s the last show, it’ll be the last show.”
Stream the full interview below.