Gene Simmons thinking of bringing solo band with him when doing some ‘The Vault’ deliveries
KISS co-founder, bassist and singer Gene Simmons was recently interviewed by Michael Cavacini for The Aquarian Weekly and spoke about his new box set The Vault.
Simmons confirmed that given that he is taking the next year to deliver The Vault box set all over the world, there will be no full tour from KISS in 2019. With respect to whether his solo band might be touring in 2018, Simmons stated: “That’s a very good question. What I may try to do is, if I’m going to New Zealand or some place far away and I’m going to visit 10 folks or 50 folks, whatever, why not bring along the solo band and really make it a party?”
In regard to whether there is any chance that his solo band may release a studio or live album, Simmons advised: “I really haven’t thought about it. It started in January of this year. A lot of the speaking engagements I had wanted to know if I’d jump up on stage and do a few tunes, so I quickly put together this band. They’re actually from Nashville and are spectacular musicians. It just kind of happened all of a sudden. In a week I go to Japan and then Bolivia. South American countries. Mexico. If you go to GeneSimmons.com you’ll see the dates. They’re just filling up. So, most of the time I keep saying, “No.” But when there’s enough time and KISS is not touring, my little band, the Gene Simmons Band, picks up dates here and there. There are no rules, I’m just having an awful lot of fun. About just as much fun as I can have with my pants on.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Simmons at The Aquarian Weekly.