Paul Stanley thinks that bringing back former KISS members as present members is ridiculous
KISS frontman Paul Stanley was recently interviewed by Allison Stewart for the Chicago Tribune and he spoke about the band’s End of the Road World Tour.
Stanley was asked when KISS get to the final, final lap, do they rule out bringing back any former members, and is everything on the table? The singer replied: “This isn’t — this was never going to be a reunion tour of any members. This is a celebration of the history of this band and the success of this band. The lineup as it is has been seventeen years. (Guitarist Tommy Thayer) has been with us that long, and (drummer Eric Singer) has been with us 25 years, so the idea of bringing back former members as present members is ridiculous. Certainly, I’ve always been open to the idea of former members being part of an evening in a one-off form, but it has nothing to do with KISS as entity. I celebrate the past, but I don’t want to live in it. When I was watching the Super Bowl, at the end I saw Joe Namath carrying the trophy up to the stand. It was great to see him, but I don’t think anybody wanted him to suit up and get on the field.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Paul Stanley at the Chicago Tribune‘s website.
Back in late January 2019, former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley advised that without a “heartfelt” apology from bassist Gene Simmons and the opportunity to take his old spot in the band replacing current lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, the “shit would hit the fan.”