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KISS - Frontman Explains Why There Will Be No New Album


Almost a full decade has passed since KISS released their most recent album Monster. However, frontman and guitarist Paul Stanley has stated that the band, who is currently in the middle of their final world tour, does not see the need to release a new album. These comments follow-up on Stanley's claim from last March, when he said that he would not rule out the possibility of new material from KISS.

Stanley explained the following during a question-and-answer session on this year's Kiss Kruise: "Why would we need a new KISS album? Any big classic band with a history, you go, 'Oh, put out a new album.' You know, if The [Rolling] Stones put out a new album, you go, 'Oh, that's great. Play "Brown Sugar".' … Yeah, maybe not now...But the same is true for us. You can have great songs on the more recent albums, but people then go, 'Great. Play "Love Gun".' The reality is you really love the old songs, and nobody is going to embrace new material, no matter how good it is, like you do the past, because those songs are part . those are like snapshots from your past, and you're connected to them in a way new material never could be," he explained. We're happy going out and playing. That's where we live; that's our turf, is the stage."




Source: youtube.com
Band profile: KISS
Posted: 13.11.2021 by Metal God


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13.11.2021 - 20:57
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Tage Westerlund
Well i agree and do not agree, some farewell album could be good, but then again good album, not just album... Maybe old studio outtakes if thete are.
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13.11.2021 - 21:06
JoHn DoE

Are there people that look forward to Kiss to create new music?
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13.11.2021 - 22:20
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 13.11.2021 at 21:06

Are there people that look forward to Kiss to create new music?

Me if it's good as last 3 albums and 70s
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13.11.2021 - 22:36
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
True. It doesn't matter if classic bands write even better material. Ppl will always find the old songs better, simply because of nostalgia. If they innovate, they lose because they won't sound as they did. If they write something on the same line, they are copying themselves. It's a lose-lose situation. They better of just grabing the fat cash on reissuing and touring instead.
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13.11.2021 - 23:32
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 13.11.2021 at 22:20

Written by JoHn DoE on 13.11.2021 at 21:06

Are there people that look forward to Kiss to create new music?

Me if it's good as last 3 albums and 70s


as good as the 70s?! OMG, you are naïve.
Last 3 albums were nothing special.
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13.11.2021 - 23:47
Cthulu

There's a definitely a nostalgia bias in music. New music gets criticized the way old music gets seldom does because of memories.
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14.11.2021 - 00:24
JoHn DoE

Written by Cthulu on 13.11.2021 at 23:47

There's a definitely a nostalgia bias in music. New music gets criticized the way old music gets seldom does because of memories.


true, but still there are older bands and musicians that still deliver good music in their later days, much more interesting than Kiss.
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14.11.2021 - 02:38
Opethian

Very well said. Hey! If the well is dry it's dry. I get that's not what he's stating on here but it can be applied to a lot of Metal bands. Metallica, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, etc ...
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14.11.2021 - 11:22
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I fully agree with the guy. Honestly it's best to admit this, I guess even with their egos after 50 years of playing they are done pretending.

I love how Kiss was basically 4 dudes with diverse and troubled backgrounds, 2 of them being ugly as fuck, created their own rock and roll concept, and went to become one of the biggest rock bands in history. Hats off to them, I hope I can catch them in concert again before the inevitable.
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15.11.2021 - 15:37
ScreamingSteelUS
Editor-in-Chief
The issue in this case is that KISS, after the early days, was never a band so much as an enterprise. Ace Frehley can do whatever he likes as a solo artist, because he's a musician; KISS is a business, and there isn't much room for experimentation in a business. As Karlabos said, there isn't really a sound way for KISS to start getting artistic on us.

I laugh because I know that any new KISS album would sound very much like any old KISS album but more lethargic, less vital, and even less interesting than they already were, so I don't think we're being deprived of much. Stanley does raise a point about legacy acts in similar positions, and I'm sure that that can be a frustrating situation to find yourself in if you do still have the urge to make new music, but then I suppose the solution is simply not to allow yourself to become a "legacy act" in the first place. KISS have released two albums in the last 20 years, and they were not exactly revelatory. There are plenty of bands with careers of equal or similar duration who do not have a problem with new material being accepted by fans; there are obviously numerous factors that contribute to fan reaction, but I don't think KISS was ever the type of band to hold itself forth as being driven entirely by music.
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