Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge was asked by Z93 whether the band could continue without him, similarly to how KISS is seemingly planning to march on without Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, to which he replied :
“I think that there’s a lack of perspective that we have as a music-loving community – the general population. I mean, I’ve never heard Beethoven’s music played by him, and that’s fine. Same as Bach and Vivaldi…
“And I think that just because we’re living at the tail end of the classic rock era, where the masters are still — half of them, at least – are alive, there’s no way for us to understand how they will live with the idea of rock and roll 50 years from now when all of them, all of us, might be dead.
“So my job, my only task is to try to do this as good as possible. First and foremost, I need to do it for myself and my family; that’s what I’m doing. And then you try to make it as easy to… in whatever extent there will be an aftermath, some sort of legacy to keep – either be it copyrighted things, monetary things, you just try to box it as neatly as possible in the future for anyone who’s gonna take care of it.
“But I have no idea if there will be a demand. It’s not up to me to think about. And it’s not up to me to talk about KISS that way. I’ve liked KISS from when I was three years old. I’ve seen them, the real deal, with all the original members when they came back in ’96 and all that, and that’s fine.
“How that is being revered and treasured in the future when they’re not able to do it anymore because of physical conditions or not, basically, being alive, it’s not up to me to… That’s for the future [generations] to decide whether or not they wanna be entertained with that.
“But I would love for… when I’m 60, 70 years old, and if I have grandkids who wanna go see the KISS show, that would be lovely. Of course. What else are we gonna do? It wouldn’t be the same thing, but it’s fine.”