Paul Stanley Reflects On Releasing A New KISS Reunion Record After The Retirement
KISS’ Paul Stanley talked to Guitar World about whether they will release their last record soon. The singer, unfortunately, stated that it doesn’t make sense to create another album as the fans will always love the classics more.
Around 2016, KISS decided not to record a new album and wrap up their business and disband. They planned a farewell tour but had to postpone it to 2021 because of the pandemic. The band is currently considered retired because they are not recording. However, there was a spark of hope in their fans’ hearts for another record before they officially disband.
In his recent interview, Paul Stanley confessed that there is no point in making another record anymore. He explained that the fans have the older albums and songs carved into their minds which is how they will always remember the band. For Stanley, their newer songs like ‘Modern Day Delilah’ or ‘Hell or Hallelujah’ are very good, but the fans will never forget their classics like ‘I Was Made For Loving You.’
Here are Stanley’s thoughts about a KISS reunion record:
“I don’t think it’s likely to happen; I don’t think it serves any purpose. All the older albums are steeped in your memory of what you were doing at that time. You go to see Paul McCartney, and he may play a new tune, but as soon as he starts that tune, everybody thinks, ‘Well great, now play ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ or something!’
I don’t know how much we have to say anymore that we haven’t already said. ‘Modern Day Delilah’ or ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ are as good to me as anything I wrote, but they’re relatively new, so they don’t have that patina.”
He also gave an example from Paul McCartney. Even though he created new tunes, his fans are obsessed with older songs such as ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’ This made the singer think there is no point in creating something new when they have already made a mark in their fans’ minds.