KISS frontman Paul Stanley once again said he believes KISS should and will continue without a single original member one day, which at this point would mean without him and Gene Simmons.
He told Billboard:
“The thought of me not being involved certainly comes to mind. I’m not sure about the idea of KISS coming to an end.
“We’ve built something that’s so iconic, and I think it transcends any of the members so I can certainly see me not being there, seriously.
“There was a time where people said it had to be the four of us [Stanley, Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss] and those people are already 50% wrong. So I’m betting [another absence] could be overcome, too.”
In the past, Stanley was quoted saying:
“Once the original [KISS lineup] was no more, it just became clear to us that, in some ways, we’re much more a sports team.
“We don’t fall into the limitations of other bands, because we’re not other bands. So, yeah, at some point, I’d love to see somebody in the band in my place, and it’s because I love the band.”