Russia’s Tass reports:

Legendary American glam rockers KISS want to leave the stage at the top of their form, making their final shows their best, the band’s guitarist Tommy Thayer said in an interview with TASS.

“Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and myself, we decided that while the band is still very good and we are doing the best shows, we have been doing…in the history of the band, that we wanted to go out when we’re in top form and do a final tour,” he explained.

He went on to note that when comparing the shows of such rock stars as the Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney, KISS’s performances are far more “physically taxing” due to all the group’s gear and the “physicality of the show.” If the band continues to do it, year after year it will be difficult to keep it up…

…He admitted that KISS had already done a farewell tour in the early 2000s and after that tour, the two other original members – guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Kriss left the band. However, this time the farewell is real.

“It is not a gimmick, it is legitimate. This will be the final tour of KISS…” Thayer vowed.

The rocker predicts that the coming tour will become the biggest in KISS history. The show will use new pyrotechnics, and the set list will include the best songs of the band’s 45-year career.

Read more at TASS.


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  • Rattlehead on

    Who made this imposter a mouthpiece for the band? This guy impersonates the real Spaceman, he IS a gimmick! And the band will be using gimmicks for Paul’s voice! Gees, this gimmick imposter is way overselling these “farewell” shows.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Tommy speaks!!!!!

      “The band is still very good” – I think Tommy’s next gig is at the Comedy Clubs.

  • Doug R. on

    That’s what KISS was, from 1974 to 2000! Get “real,” Tommy.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Just when I think Paul and Gene cannot sink any lower…..oh well.

  • Michael Monet on

    Back to the Crue movie: Tommy Thayer as Ace Frehley and Eric Singer as…….In response to the final sentence of this nonsense: I actually think that the set list should include the worst songs of the bands 45 year career. This article is Russian, I wonder if Tommy will be called to testify before the Special Counsel. He actually did steal someone’s identity. Tommy Thayer is guilty of colluding with the Russian government in order to sabatage the last 2 KISS albums. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Did anybody hear those albums? WOW. Some other guy (The Ahnk or something) is now disguised as Blackie Lawless’ overweight sister. Do you see the espionage here? They all wear makeup and wigs and steal other musicians’ riffs. The tall guy even pretends to play the bass. He tried to involve Cher in this operation many years ago. Now that David Coverdale has already been captured trying to be Robert Plant and mercifully there are no longer 2 QUEENSRYCHES, this KISS operation will also cease to exist.

    • Dana on

      Some other guy (The Ahnk or something) is now disguised as Blackie Lawless’ overweight sister.


    • KB on

      Well, at least Eric Singer is playing his role of Peter Criss to a “T”. In every picture I have seen of him lately, he looks as unhappy on this Farewell Tour as Peter did on the 2000 Farewell Tour!

    • Doug R. on

      Michael, that was frigging hilarious! Here’s my KISS cast:
      Tommy Thayer as Ace Frehley (obviously)
      Eric Singer as Peter Criss (obviously)
      Weird Al Yankovic as Paul Stanley
      And Michael “Beetlejuice” Keaton as Gene Simmons!

    • Charles Clinchot on

      Oh my god you’re right Vinnie dose look like Blackie Lawless’ sister. But on sad note, I heard Gene Simmons’ mom passed away, condolences to him and his family.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Good one KB!!

  • robert davenport on

    sounds dumb ……

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    lmfao dana!!!!!yea ok tommy,the band is taking its last breath,you can put a silk hat on a pig,but its still a pig……..set list,yup they will play the same songs they have been playing for the last 10 years or better.i love when they say well we have to play them ,thats what the fans that are not hard core fans know and want,really??? how,these songs are hardly ever played on the radio,so how would the as kiss calls them 1st time fans going to the show for the 1st time even know love gun or god of thunder ?every other big band mixes up there set list every tour,but not kiss..unreal i would get into fist fights over these guys back in the day,what a shame its come to this disaster…..

    • Dana on


      That line belongs to Mr. Monet.

      I copied, and pasted it, and then wrote “LOL” underneath, because it was, hysterical. No offense to Mr. Vincent.


    • genesraccoonwig on

      LOL Dana – I think Blackie’s sister would take offense! 🙂

    • Dana on

      You have to thank Mr. Monet for that line. 🙂

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