KISS’s Gene Simmons Says KISS Has “A Few More Years” Left In Them!
Gene Simmons of KISS has now said that KISS has “a few more years” left before they decide to call it quits.
In a brand new interview with Glasgow Live, Gene Simmons of the legendary band KISS noted that Kiss has a “few years left” in them. The interview took place ahead of the band’s sold out show on May 27th at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
“We’re the hardest-working band in show business. I wear over forty pounds of studs and armor and all that stuff, seven-inch platform heels, spit fire and have to fly through the air and do all that stuff.”
He continued with: “If Bono or Jagger, who we all love, had to dress up and do what I do, they couldn’t last an hour — they just couldn’t. In hindsight, it would have been smarter to be a U2 or the Stones, to wear some sneakers and a t-shirt and you’re comfortable. No, we had to do it the hard way.”
He added: “So we’re not gonna be able to do it into our 70s, and I’m 67 now. We’ll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it’s time to go, we’ll go, and we’ll do it the right way, with a big party. I’d like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet — something big and worldwide and maybe free.”
Back in 2005, KISS’s manager Doc McGhee had first told the New York Times that the legendary band had “been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to don the band’s famous makeup.” McGhee said.
“KISS is more like Doritos or Pepsi, as far as a brand name is concerned. They’re more characters than the individual person. I think [new members] have a legitimate chance to carry the franchise,” He continued.