Brotherhood in rock and metal bands is beyond money.
One such example is the bond between KISS members Paul Stanley and late drummer Eric Carr.
In a new event, Paul Stanley addressed his friend and expressed his sorrow over his loss.
“Oh, a big question. Well, when somebody who’s close to you dies and passes away, it’s horrible. You always think about what you could have said, what you could have done.
It’s just a big loss to lose somebody. Nobody can ever take anybody else’s place. I miss him today. I was just talking about him yesterday.”
“But maybe that’s how we keep people alive – by talking about them and thinking about them. When people die, we still have them in us, you know? Because we remember things they told us, and we remember things they may have said to encourage us or funny things they did.
So, in that way, people live on – they live on through us. So, yes I miss him but, you know, I have him in my life.”
Currently, KISS is on its farewell tour which is expected to continue for two more years. The band kicked off the tour on January 31st in Vancouver, Canada and currently features 186 additional dates that run through October 3, 2020, in Fort Worth, United States.
KISS is making a hell lot of money on this tour, which was revealed by Gene Simmons. Simmons hinted the farewell tour would likely gross between $150 million and $200 million, “not counting ancillaries, licensing, merchandise and stuff like that.” Interestingly there have been accusations of band members lip-syncing on this tour. This was observed on their first leg of the tour. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach defended the band saying that the band did not lip-sync at the show he attended.
Kiss will perform their final show on July 17, 2021, in New York City with most of the previous members expected to join them on stage.