KISS’S PAUL STANLEY ‘People Who Want Classic Bands to Release New Music Don’t Actually Want to Hear That New Music’

Paul “The Starchild” Stanley talked to Cameron Adams about seeing no point in releasing new music. By the way, he also mentioned his long time partner. Take a look:

“I don’t think there’s any reason to record at this point. You’re up against your past. Your past is much larger and more potent than the quality of your songs.

“It’s about songs that had a moment in somebody’s life, that’s where the power comes. It’s a photograph of a certain moment for somebody.

“Whether or us or The Stones or any classic band, when people say, ‘Why don’t you do a new album?’, they have no intention of wanting to hear it.

“They may tolerate a new song or two, but don’t kid yourself. When The Stones put out a new album, someone will say, ‘That’s terrific, now play ‘Brown Sugar.” It’s the nature of the beast.

“I’d rather go out and celebrate our glories and not hunker down in the studio to do an album which, understandably, will never receive the embracing that earlier ones do.

“If you put on a live concert of any of the classic bands and turn off the sound, I could tell you every time they’re playing a new song because the audience sits down. People really don’t want to hear those new songs live.”

On the long-tongued man:

“The Gene most people know is a self-created commodity for the media. He’ll say all kinds of things. That’s who he is. He likes to stir things up, he likes to have soundbites.

“I can’t address anything other than to say we’ve been together 50 years at this point. We have an unbreakable bond and an appreciation for each other that goes far beyond what most people are fortunate enough to have.”