paulstanley400 has a feature article on KISS’ Paul Stanley. Select quotes from the story appear below.

Discussing the day when there will be a version of KISS without him:

“I look forward to a day when I’ll see Kiss play without me. Don’t want to do it next week, haven’t pencilled anything in, but it would be the culmination of what we’ve built and a consistent progression…The people who said it had to be all the original members to be Kiss are already 50 per cent wrong. Do I cast a big shadow? Sure. But am I crazy enough to think I’m the only person who can do this? That would be ridiculous. Do you go to a Yankees ballgame and hold up a sign “Where’s Babe Ruth?’ The team continues because the ideal is met. The standard is met….There’s no need to call it anything except Kiss. The idea that every time we change members we’re going to be Kiss 2.0, Kiss 2.1 is ridiculous. It’s Kiss. Kiss is a philosophy and a way of presenting music and presenting ourselves.”

On refusing to perform with original band members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss when KISS was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame:

“I enjoyed the Hall Of Fame in a twisted way. It was a terrific night but there was no way I was going to play with them. Frankly, I have too much pride in what I do than to create a moment of nostalgia for someone else. To get on stage with Ace and Peter was an interesting, surreal moment but nothing I wanted to prolong. It’s like if you ever went back to an old girlfriend because you doubted your choice to leave, it only takes five minutes before you want to get back in your car and leave. Someone asked me before the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ‘Couldn’t you just play with the original line-up again for one night?’ And I said ‘How about spending a night with your ex wife? What’s the point?’”

Talking about how he never read Ace or Peter’s books:

“On tour some people showed me a few pages. People will think I keep taking potshots, but I keep getting asked about this and I give honest answers. In Ace’s case, how can somebody who can barely remember what happened last week write a book? I’m not talking about today, hopefully according to Ace he’s clean and sober. But there were certainly decades that he was anything but. When you have to call your friends to tell you what happened is that really an autobiography? Or creative fiction. No, that was pointless. I think Peter’s book began with him in an earthquake where the ground opened up and he had a gun in his mouth. Well, I know where he was living. The ground didn’t open up. You gotta consider the source. A book can be a great opportunity to have an alibi or an excuse. If you choose to be a victim then you will never accomplish anything you’re capable of because your defeats and your lack of success will always be due to somebody else.”

Read the‘s entire piece on Paul Stanley, here.


31 Responses

  1. Paul, you charge full price for a lousy singing performance. You should be ashamed of yourself and your arrogant delusion. Don’t end on a high note, no sir, don’t do that, you might actually leave the party looking good. Nope, stick around and become cringe-worthy. But you refuse to see it, because you have had your head up your butt for so long now. Now you cannot end on a high note. You can’t sing one, either, pal. Thanks for becoming an embarrassment to a fan who used to revere you since ’76. You are now a bozo. BOO.

  2. Someone asked me before the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ‘Couldn’t you just play with the original line-up again for one night?’ And I said ‘How about spending a night with your ex wife? What’s the point?’”

    Well, the point is that if you would have just checked your ego at the door for at least one night, it would have been an opportunity to honor the band’s induction from the beginning to present day. KISS was inducted not just you and Gene!

  3. As long as people continue to show up at the shows, buy their merchandise, etc…and the KI$$ Corporation continues to make money, KI$$ will continue in its current form. This is solely a business venture about the brand. Both Gene and Paul know that if they are no longer in the band, the credibility of the KI$$ brand takes a big financial hit, so they will milk it for all they can, however they can.

  4. I think deep down Paul knows he’s lost it and that it’s about that time for him to step down. Though I think his ego is too big to accept the idea that Gene will have outlasted him and be the sole original member of Kiss left in the band. I’m sure Paul wants to go out with Gene, but if that happens this official tribute act they’re trying to establish will certainly fail. They’ve lost around 50% of their fan base as is. With Gene they’d probably keep maybe 25%. Without Gene or Paul it would be no different than the plethora of other tribute bands already out there. Even Eric Singer said he had no interest continuing on in Kiss without Gene and Paul.

    1. Why so Sammy can show him how to sing? your comment is lame obviously a DLR only fan from VHND page.

      what does your comment have to do with this article?

    2. My comment has to do with the fact that both crybabies continue to spew the same crap they’ve been spewing for years, and then making the excuse that ‘people keep asking the questions’. We all know that Stan hates A&P and Hagar hates the brothers/Roth. They’re so similar it’s scary…it’s time to move on from the bitterness try to actually put out a good album for once in many years!

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