In a recent conversation on Kiss Kruise Q&A, Kiss’s Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons talked about the band, possible new music and others.
Here’re are few parts of the interview:
Do you think there’ll ever be a new KISS album?
Stanley: “Why? Why would we need a new Kiss album? I understand but with any big classic band with a history, you go, ‘Oh, put out a new album!’
“And If The Stones put out a new album, you’d go, ‘Oh, that’s great… Play ‘Brown Sugar’!’ And the same is true for us.
“You can have great songs from the more recent albums but people then go, ‘Great… Play ‘Love Gun’!’ So, it’s beyond a little frustrating.
“The reality is, you [fans] really love the old songs, and nobody is going to embrace new material – no matter how good it is – like you do the past.
“Because those songs are like snapshots from your past, and you’re connected to them in a way new material never could be. We’re happy going out and playing, that’s where we live, our turf is the stage.”
For the 28 people that actually bought [1981’s] ‘The Elder,’ I was one of those, the production value for the movie – when is it finally being released, ‘The Elder,’ when is it actually coming out?
Simmons: “Probably never. The idea of it started with a treatment I was writing at the Beverly Hills Hotel, I remember because it was on that stationary – ‘The Elder’ and everything.
“And when the Earth was young, they were already old and all that stuff… And then [producer] Bob Ezrin became our producer on that and he decided we’re going to make a concept record based on this story.
“And he literally had a chalkboard and kind of chalked out – there’s a boy who’s special, OK, we need a song about this, and we need a song about that…
“And we all separated and tried to write songs about that. And we actually got Christopher Makepeace, he was kind of a big deal at the time, and a few others.”