KISS’ Paul Stanley: ‘It Doesn’t Feel Necessary to Make a New Album’
Those of you holding out for another KISS album, you may be waiting for a while ... if not forever. According to Paul Stanley, a new disc is not in the immediate plans for the group and may not be in KISS' future plans either.
Speaking with Classic Rock Magazine, the Stanley stated, "There has to be a purpose to us doing an album. There was a time when we did albums because the contracts said so. But I only want to work now when it's justified. Sonic Boom was an album that was very much needed to be done, and Monster just felt like, 'Well, we did Sonic Boom -- let's see where we go from here."
He went on to add, "Having accomplished that, I feel we can move forward without new music. There are enough things going on in KISS that right now it doesn't feel utterly necessary to make a new album." But Stanley did state that position could eventually change. "Anything is possible," said the vocalist. "But at the moment, I don't see it on the horizon. I'm not one to ever say never."
KISS returned in 2009 with Sonic Boom, their first new music since 1998's Psycho Circus. Monster followed in 2012. And tracks like "Say Yeah," "Never Enough," "Hell or Hallelujah" and "Long Way Down" have become welcome additions to the band's catalog.
Look for KISS spending late May and June in Europe, taking a break, then heading to Australia and New Zealand in October. See their tour dates here.
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