Zint Posted June 2, 2008 Share Posted June 2, 2008 From Blabbermouth:"Roy Hilmar Svendsen of Norway's NRK reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has confirmed what has been some fans' biggest fear for some years now — that KISS are indeed planning to keep KISS running and touring after founders Paul Stanley and Simmons decide to take off the make-up for good.During a familiar rant by Simmons about how KISS could go on forever, Svendsen asked jokingly if the band would consider looking for replacements for Simmons and Stanley in a TV show, similar to programs like "Rock Star" and "American Idol". "We have already signed the contract, and it is going to go through in a couple of months," Simmons reportedly replied.Really? "Yes, of course!" he confirmed.In a separate interview, KISS co-founder Paul Stanley was reportedly not very happy to hear about his bandmate's statement regarding KISS' future."These things are typical," Stanley said. "Gene says something as if it was a fact, but there is no signed deal. The future has many possibilities. Will it happen next week? No! Am I opposed to the idea? Of course not."According to NRK, Stanley said that the members of VELVET REVOLVER were planning a similar stunt to find the replacement for lead singer Scott Weiland, who was fired at the end of the band's European tour earlier this year. However, in the end the band decided not to do it, according to Stanley, because of VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash's wish to remain "cool" and credible to his fans."I don't have to be that cool," Stanley told NRK with a smile."You're far from that cool pal.It has more to do with integrity than cool...but you wouldn't know anything about that these days would ya!Fuck man...I'll bet you anything they eventually go ahead and do this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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