PAUL STANLEY On KISS’ Decision To Retire: ‘I Think It’s Better That We Stop’


In a new interview with Download, KISS frontman Paul Stanley talked about the band’s impending retirement and the ongoing farewell tour.

When asked if the touring break caused by the pandemic made him change his mind about calling it a day, Stanley responded:

“Yeah, I think I’d be kidding myself if I thought otherwise. If we were just another band in t-shirts and trainers, we could do this into our 80s.

“But we’re running around on stage with 40 or 50 pounds of gear and boots with eight-inch heels, and we do it well, but I also know that we can’t do it forever.

“So before it reaches that point, I think it’s better that we stop,” he continued. “I take it really seriously, so the idea of being able to do this without end, it’s just not possible. The one thing you realize as you get older is that at some point you stop getting older.

“Everything comes to an end, and there are other things I want to do. And like I said, it’s not possible to do what we do indefinitely. It’s just not.”

Dates and tickets for KISS‘ farewell tour can be found here.