Paul Stanley toying with doing another KISS studio album
In a recent interview with Cleveland’s Scene, KISS‘ long-time frontman Paul Stanley spoke about whether KISS would be doing another studio album in the future.
The Scene article indicates Stanley as saying: “Records at this point are really something that if we do, we do it for us more than anybody else. The market, the sales aren’t there….the delivery system isn’t there,” he says. “There really is no music industry. It’s a guy who ran Tropicana last year, that may run a record company this year. It’s not a bunch of people who love music. It’s a commodity at this point. So if we do an album, it’s because we feel there’s a reason. Sonic Boom, there was definitely a reason to do. Monster, there was a reason to do. We’re toying, certainly I’m toying, with the idea of doing another album. I think it will happen. The only thing I’m adamant about is that it’s not Son of Sonic Boom or Son of Monster or son of any other album. I’m not interested in making a concept album, but I’m also not interested in just rehashing the last two albums, so it has to be something fresh. Because initially, the people we’re doing it for, are us.”
KISS‘ last studio alum dates back to 2012’s Monster, which reached the #2 position on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2012. Sleaze Roxx stated the following in that regard: “In 2009, KISS destroyed the competition on their way to claiming the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Reader’s Choice Awards, so I fully expected them to become the website’s first repeat champions with Monster. The competition this year must have be too great for the massive ‘KISS Army’ to overcome as the band’s percentage of votes dropped from an impressive 40% to 25%. Regardless, KISS continues to succeed with a rabid fan base and sold-out tours across the globe. In the end, Monster proved to be a welcome addition to the KISS discography, which is one of the biggest and most successful in rock history.”