Paul Stanley Admits KISS’ Future Isn’t In His Hands

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KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently appeared in a conversation with Breaking and Entering to answer questions about the band’s ongoing music career. When the interviewer asked whether it was the end of the road for the band after the farewell tour, Stanley revealed that even if he wanted to end KISS, he could not do it.

KISS has made considerable contributions to rock music with its distinctive sound, style, and performances since its initial appearance in the ’70s. The band brought innovation to the music world with their face paintings, outfits, and stage personas. They combined their unique style with theatrical stage performances and opened a new gate in the rock scene.

The band gained massive recognition with their successful records throughout their career spanning almost 50 years. The 1977 album ‘Alive II’ brought the members considerable success and income, and its promotion tour had a high attendance. Furthermore, they achieved massive success with their solo works released at the same time in 1978. That became known as the golden year for all the KISS members, primarily Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley.

The band, which has been organizing great tours to meet its fans for years, hit the road for their final tour named ‘End Of The World Tour’ on January 31, 2019. They impressed the audience with more than 170 performances. Although they took a break due to the global pandemic, they returned to the stages after the easing of the restrictions, and the tour is scheduled to end in early 2023.

In a recent conversation, Paul Stanley was asked whether the tour will mark the end of KISS’s career in the rock scene. The vocalist responded that it is almost impossible to end the band even if they do not continue touring. According to him, KISS has become a lifestyle, and he could not end the band even if he wanted. Stanley noted they will have more time after the farewell tour to focus on new projects instead of being on the road.

Paul Stanley responded the following when he was asked whether the farewell tour would mark KISS’s end:

“I think what people believe that this will be the end of KISS. I couldn’t end KISS if I wanted to. It has a life of its own. It’s impacted society. It’ll continue to do so. The fact that we’re not going to tour doesn’t mean the band will be gone from here, from your consciousness, from your heart. So, it’s really not the end. It’s just a time to do other things and fill that time that would be touring with other things.”

You can watch the conversation below.