Paul Stanley on New Kiss Music: “I Don’t Really See a Reason For It”

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Kiss are still determined to deliver their fans a farewell tour before they call it quits, but it appears that new music won’t be part of the package.

In a recent chat with USA Today, the band’s co-founder and frontman Paul Stanley confirmed that Kiss doesn’t have plans to release a new album.

“I don’t really see a reason for it, to be quite honest,” said Stanley.

According to Stanley, new music released by classical bands is too often compared with their earlier works and gets “thrown away.”

“So it’s odd to me that people always want you to do a new album, but then they go, ‘That’s great. Now play your hits,’” he added. “So honestly, at this point, there isn’t a real reward in it.”

Kiss released 20 studio albums during their career, but only two of them came in the new millennium. The most recent, 2012’s Monster, received mixed reviews from the critics and peaked at No.3 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Kiss are currently in the midst of their The End of the Road tour, which should be the band’s final tour before disbanding. The band was forced to hit the pause button on live concerts in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all the remaining shows being postponed for late 2021 and early 2022.