KISS frontman Paul Stanley was asked which song the band will close their final concert with. He said:
“The last song has to be ‘Rock and Roll All Nite and Party Every Day.’ That is the rock anthem that connects the world.
“It was the start of other people coming up with anthems. They really didn’t exist, per se. So, ‘Rock and Roll All Nite and Party Every Day,’ that’s a song that just connects with people on all different levels.”
Admitting that he gets “exhausted” while performing with KISS at the age of 69, bassist Gene Simmons denied that it was a factor in the decision to call it a day. The musician explained:
“It’s because of the pride that we have. Remember, we introduce ourselves with, ‘You wanted the best. You got the best. The hottest band in the world: KISS.’
“I want those words to mean something, even until the very last show. I’m gonna be 70. B*tch, you wanna get into my outfit, you wanna step into my shoes? 10 pounds [4.5 kg] each. There’ll be about 42 to 45 pounds [around 20 kg] of gear.
“Oh, yes, you have to shoot fire out of your mouth, sometimes out of your a*s. And you’re exhausted at the end of it.
“So, could I be in a band until my late 70s? Sure. But I’d have to join U2 or The Stones, put on a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt and just strum. But in terms of physicality, we’re the hardest-working band on earth.”