Kiss: Rolling Stone's Latest Cover Stars
It's hard to believe, but the men of Kiss scored their first Rolling Stone cover this week.
During an interview with senior writer Brian Hiatt, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley chatted about the history of the band and took an in-depth look into the relationships between the former and current members.
Highlights from the band’s interview are as follows. For more, sure to visit Rolling Stone!
On his issues with Gene:
“We’ve always seen each other as brothers. What we seem to be at odds at is how you treat your brother. Gene’s priority, by far, has always been himself. And he’s not one to let anyone else’s feelings or contributions get in the way.”
On the band’s former bandmates:
“I keep thinking about Ace and Peter. ‘What are they doing now? Where are they?’ It’s gotta be close to the end. How do you make any money? How do you pay your bills? The makeup is earned. Just being there at the beginning is not enough… And if you blow it for yourself, it’s your fault. You can’t blame your band members. ‘Oh look what happened to me. Oh, poor me.’ Look at my little violin. I have no sympathy.”
On his future plans:
“I’m 64 now. Three more tours. Two, if I have a life change of some kind.”
On his refusal to reunite with the band:
“I won’t be disrespected. How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to go sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That’s an injustice. To the fans, too.”
On the band’s current member reluctance:
“The reason they don’t want to perform with me and Peter is because the last time they did, they had to do a reunion tour. We play three songs, the fans go crazy. They don’t want to open up a can of warms.”
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