Gene Simmons Open To Having A Brand New Line Up For KISS
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 27: Gene Simmons of KISS performs on stage during End Of The Road World Tour at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons would be happy to see four new musicians to continue KISS.
Simmons, bassist and co-lead singer of KISS says that he would be happy to see the younger generation of musicians continue the band after their upcoming End of the Road tour.
The legendary band is set to kick off their farewell tour this coming December 2 titled End of the Road Tour. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Although the show will be considered the band’s farewell tour, Simmons says he is open to passing the legacy to the “Detroit Rock City” group and will be glad to let them take over the band in the future.
In a Rolling Stone statement, Simmons said:
“You want to go out while you’re on top. And remember, we introduce ourselves with, ‘You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest mofo band on the planet, KISS.’ At some point, those words are not going to mean very much, when I’m in my rocket-propelled wheelchair with a hot nurse pushing me around.”
When he’s asked whether he is open to the idea that they would allow other musicians to take over the band, he replied:
“I’m totally open to that idea. Why not pass the baton, pass the crown to four new, young people who are deserving?”
Apart from the band’s farewell tour, the manager of KISS, Doc McGhee, shared that a Netflix biopic called Shout It Out Loud is on its way and will be available in 2024.
The documentary was first planned in 2021 and it will be focusing on the band’s humble beginnings. Directed by Joachim Rønning, the biopic will include stories like how Gene and Paul met in Queens, New York to form the band with Ace and Peter.
In an interview with The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn, McGhee said:
“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS. We’re just starting it now. We’ve already sold it, it’s already done, we have a director, McGhee [Entertainment]. That’s moving along and that’ll come in .”