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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

KISS: Paul Stanley And Gene Simmons Talks New Album

U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine recently conducted an interview with KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Classic Rock: How far into the (new KISS) album are you?

Paul Stanley: We've recorded eight tracks. Everything's on except the vocals. There'll be 10 on the album, with a couple of tracks as bonuses for different projects.

Classic Rock: How does it build on "Sonic Boom"?

Paul Stanley: "Sonic Boom" was a pivotal album in the sense that we were aware of who we were as a performing band, but we had to re-establish who we are as a recording band. That being done, this is much easier and that much more self-assured.

Gene Simmons: This new record feels heavier than "Sonic Boom". It feels like (it's) a connection between "Destroyer" and "Revenge".

Classic Rock: Care to throw us a few songtitles?

Paul Stanley: I'd be surprised if the album didn't start with "Hell Or Hallelujah". It's up-tempo, a great riff, definitive KISS. There's a track called "Born To Be A Sinner", and Tommy (Thayer, guitar) has a song called "Out Of This World", which is terrific. They're anthemic songs. That's the nature of how we write. There are no ballads.

Gene Simmons: "Are You Ready?" is a new track that I worked out, wrote, and brought everyone into the studio and said: "Let's bang this out." Another of the new songs, tentatively titled "Wall Of Sound", we just came up with on the spot. The guts of that song were written in 40 minutes.

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