KISS frontman Paul Stanley has discussed the idea of calling it “impossible”, again with the band’s original lineup.
During an interview on SiriusXM’s Jim and Sam Show, Stanley was asked why fans are obsessed with the idea of the original quartet playing together again.
“Well, the original four are the original four,” he said. “We were the ones who started it and created the blueprint that we maintain to this day. I think where people go wrong is when they think that things can remain timeless and that time doesn’t matter.
“You wish Mom and Dad would get back together, but it didn’t work out. And we had amazing moments and amazing times, and we did some phenomenal things together, that bind me to them forever. But That’s not a fairy tale; it doesn’t end there.”
He continued: “I’ve said it before: we couldn’t have been here without Ace”. [Frehley, guitarist] and peter [Criss, drummer], and we couldn’t be here today With Ace and Peter,” he continued.
“I think that’s something people crave for — I was about to say ‘impractical.’ I would say impossible,” Stanley said.
“Looking back is great, but it’s no different if you break up with someone and years later you go, ‘Whoa. Why did this happen? Let me go back.’ You go back and it’s no longer the same. And you quickly realize, as we did, why it didn’t work the first time. So it didn’t work the second time.”
KISS’ current lineup consists of original members Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons, along with guitarist Tommy Thayer (who joined in 2002) and drummer Eric Singer (since 1991).
In a recent interview, KISS’ Gene Simmons talked about some of his former band members, saying that “they make for really bad choices”.
“God loves them, both Ace and Peter were the best thing that happened to us at the beginning of the band,” Simmons said. Talking Wax with Adika Live! “But he made such terrible choices in his life.
“And they continue to do that – they keep making really bad choices, not only in terms of your health and what you swallow, but also in terms of career choices.”