Paul Stanley has once again stated that he believes KISS can carry on without any original members.
When asked in an interview with Sioux City Journal whether he thinks KISS could one day exist without him and Gene Simmons, Stanley responded: “There was a time when people said, ‘KISS has to be the original four members.’ Well, those people are 50 percent wrong. And all of this is conjecture.
“I’m not walking away from what Gene and I have built over 45 years. I’m of the mindset that teams don’t fold because their star pitcher or star hitter is gone. There’s an amazing pool of talent out there. Can it continue? Absolutely.”
More than a year ago, KISS has launched their second farewell tour, End Of The Road, which is scheduled to end in July 2021. Joining founding members Stanley and Gene Simmons in the band’s current lineup are Tommy Thayer on guitar and Eric Singer on drums. Thayer and Singer are replacements for original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, respectively.