With the news of Tool dropping some new recordings and ABBA releasing first new material in 35 years, we figured today might be loaded with too much unexpected stuff for you folks, so here’s something you can always rely on UG to deliver – a Gene Simmons article.
KISS bass mogul talked about potentially calling it a day, explaining to Chicago Sun Times how him rocking out at age 70 can’t be compared to Mick Jagger doing his thing:
“There will be one [final KISS tour] at some point. We can’t keep doing this forever. We are the hardest-working band in show business. If [Mick] Jagger stepped into my dragon boots, he couldn’t last a half hour.
“The band doesn’t want to stay on stage a day longer than when we feel valid… Remember, we introduced ourselves as, ‘You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world.’ Not we ‘used to be’ the best.”
Gene told Glasgow Live last year:
“If Bono or Jagger, who we all love, had to dress up and do what I do, they couldn’t last an hour – they just couldn’t.
“In hindsight, it would have been smarter to be a U2 or The Stones, to wear some sneakers and a t-shirt and you’re comfortable. No, we had to do it the hard way.
“So we’re not gonna be able to do it into our 70s, and I’m 67 now. We’ll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it’s time to go, we’ll go, and we’ll do it the right way, with a big party. I’d like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet – something big and worldwide and maybe free.”