Paul Stanley Updates Fans On Ace Frehley And Peter Criss’ Possibility To Join KISS For The Farewell Tour
During his recent interview with Germany’s Rock Antenne, KISS frontman Paul Stanley talked about the KISS’ The End of the Road World Tour and his former bandmates, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. Stanley unveiled whether the band’s original guitarist and drummer will join the final tours or not.
As you have already known, KISS had been through several lineup changes including the departures of the band’s original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The band’s drummer Criss was fired from the band in 1980 and Frehley decided to leave the band because of his creative differences with the other members of the KISS. Even though the band was reunited in 1996, neither Frehley nor Criss stayed in the band for a long time.
Also, the frontman has recently ended the rumors about their farewell tour. Stanley highlighted that the band can no longer perform live concerts due to their age factor. It was impossible for them to perform with high heels and to run with 40 or 50 pounds of gear on the stage. Therefore at the end of the KISS final tours in 2022, the band will not continue to perform on the stage.
In his recent interview, Paul Stanley revealed the possibility of Frehley and Criss’ returning the band for the final tours. At first, he reflected his gratitude for the original guitarist and drummer of KISS saying that the band wouldn’t exist without them. However, he also admitted that KISS wouldn’t continue to exist with them. Stanley highlighted that he won’t exclude the original members if they want to join them and he doesn’t know what will happen in the future.
Here’s what he stated:
“I have none. This really is a celebration of KISS, not any lineup of the band. And while I will say that KISS wouldn’t have existed without Ace and Peter in the beginning, I can also say that KISS wouldn’t exist with Ace and Peter in the band today. So, that being said, look, it’s a celebration of the band, and whatever happens, will happen. I have no feelings of wanting to omit them or not have them be a part of it. But I’m not losing sleep over it. And if it’s meant to be, it will happen.”
You can watch the interview below.