Paul Stanley states Gene Simmons’ solo band doing free shows or not selling a lot of tickets
KISS frontman Paul Stanley was recently interviewed by the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast and took a swipe of his own at his long-time bandmate Gene Simmons who recently advised an audience in Australia that he does not lose his voice like Stanley has.
Stanley stated (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “Look… Gene and I have been together, I think, 47 years or something around that. He’s out having a great time. He’s doing these — most of them are free concerts, and when he charges tickets they don’t sell a lot of tickets — and I’m sure he’s trying to keep it light for the couple hundred people or whatever, and that’s great! I was just with Gene, obviously, day before yesterday and we have a bond that is enviable.”
In terms of his voice, Stanley advised: “You do come to terms over time with your own mortality, and every singer that I know, probably the first thing we all say to each other is, you know, ‘Is this becoming tougher for you?’… I’ve been doing a lot recently to make sure that my voice is in great form. [But] if you want to hear me sound like I did on ‘Kiss Alive!’, then put on ‘Kiss Alive!’“
You can read other transcribed excerpts from the interview with Stanley and listen to the interview by Rolling Stone Music Now podcast at Blabbermouth.