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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
KISS: Paul Stanley Talks "Monster", The Tour And More In New Interview
Stanley recently spoke to Reuters about the tour, the band's new
album "Monster," and the secret to the group's longevity.
After all these years, do you still feel pressure when you hit the
"I do. I'm very excited about it but I also know there's a lot
to live up to. We're really up against our own reputation and the
legend of what KISS is supposed to be, and that grows bigger and
bigger. How much of it's true I don't know, but we have to live up to
So what can fans expect?
"The apocalypse! It's a lot more than people usually get in one
night. It's being bombarded with rock ‘n' roll. Motley's
co-headlining, and one thing we didn't want to do was the kind of
sabotage between bands that happens. We always figured, let a band go
out and do the greatest show they can, and that'll only amp us up to
do what we do that much better. There's no ego clashes, and this is
another way to give fans more than just a concert - it's an event."
What about the new album which you also produced? What can fans
expect from that?
"'Monster' is done. Its heart is beating, and it's chained down
until we release it in October. I was asked if it's a great Kiss
album and I said, forget about Kiss - I truly believe it's far beyond
being a Kiss album. It's a great album of its genre with all the
elements of all the classic bands that I listened to - all the music
that inspired me - The Who, the Stones, Humble Pie, (Eric) Clapton,
(Jimi) Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. That's what I grew up with, and it
inspired me to create passion, chaos, something sexually aggressive
that'd celebrate life. That's a description of rock ‘n' roll."