It’s been consistently documented that KISS frontman Paul Stanley has been losing his voice during the last few years.
Before Simmons invited members of the crowd onstage to sing “Rock and Roll All Nite” (video below) he said:
“We need some help, though. We can’t sing the song ourselves ’cause I’m 69 and I’ve lost my voice!”
Then the long-tongued man coughed the word “bullshit.”
It wasn’t the only time the long-tongued man has mocked Stanley’s vocals. At an earlier concert, he said:
“I’ll sing everything because my voice always works. I don’t lose my voice. I don’t lose my voice… Paul Stanley.”
In “An Open Letter to Paul Stanley” article back in July 2017, The Great Southern Brainfart‘s principal Don de Leaumont commented about Stanley‘s vocal issues as he stated:
“It really breaks my heart to have to write this letter but as a KISS fan for over 30 years, I am begging you, please pack it in and call it a day. I’m going to be blunt here and say that very few things sound worse than your voice does over these last few years. Over the years you have given us KISS fans 40+ years of timeless Klassics, unforgettable performances, and stage banter that should be collected and printed as its own bible. I think it’s now time for you to cash in your chips and enjoy retirement.
I get it though. You are physically in tip top shape. You look great and you still can kill it on stage. You are hands down one of the greatest front men of all time but as of right now, you are residing in the same club as David Lee Roth, David Coverdale, and Ozzy Osbourne of vocalists who are pushing it past their prime. I can only imagine how hard it is to swallow knowing that your voice is shot to hell. For an artist who has prided himself over the years as someone who gives his fans 110%, why are you going out there and only capable of delivering to the fans 35, maybe 40% at max? Is it because the fans are still buying tickets? Is it because the KISS ARMY fooligans pump your ego so much that you feel that it’s ok to go out there and not be able to give it your all?”