During a recent conversation with Cameron Adams, KISS frontman Paul Stanley said he sees no point in releasing new music with the band.
The singer/guitarist explained:
“I don’t think there’s any reason to record at this point. You’re up against your past. Your past is much larger and more potent than the quality of your songs.
“It’s about songs that had a moment in somebody’s life, that’s where the power comes. It’s a photograph of a certain moment for somebody.
“Whether or us or The Stones or any classic band, when people say, ‘Why don’t you do a new album?’, they have no intention of wanting to hear it.
“They may tolerate a new song or two, but don’t kid yourself. When The Stones put out a new album, someone will say, ‘That’s terrific, now play ‘Brown Sugar.” It’s the nature of the beast.
“I’d rather go out and celebrate our glories and not hunker down in the studio to do an album which, understandably, will never receive the embracing that earlier ones do.
“If you put on a live concert of any of the classic bands and turn off the sound, I could tell you every time they’re playing a new song because the audience sits down. People really don’t want to hear those new songs live.”