Legendary KISS bassist Gene Simmons spoke in an interview with Lipps Service radio show and explained his thoughts about possibility of classic lineup reunion.
Back in October 2018, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley talked with Vintage Rock and said:
‘The reality is I’m the original guy. And nobody can really copy the way I play guitar’.
Today, interviewer asked if KISS could ever carry on without any original members, Gene Simmons responded:
“Sure. Of course. We’ve had 10 different lineups. AC/DC has had 22 or so. And there are bands that tour now that sell out things with different lead singers and different guitar players.
At the end of the day, it is about the material and about the culture. Because there are better musicians — jazz musicians — that will never be able to make the money that people who are less talented but have charisma [are able to make].
You can go to school to learn guitar or bass — you can’t learn, ‘You’re exciting. You have charisma.’ There’s no school for that. Walk this way, do [it] that way. You just have it or you don’t.”
On December, a Change.org campaign has been launched for KISS reunion with legendary guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.
In addition, two months ago, KISS frontman Paul Stanley has shared his thoughts on classic lineup reunion and said:
“This is a celebration of everything KISS. This is a celebration of the history of the band, not any individual lineup, but at the same time, it would be crazy for us to be so short-sighted to not want to involve other members in the band.
So hopefully, there will be appearances by other people who’ve been in this band. If they weren’t there, it’s not because we don’t want them there. This really is an all-inclusive celebration.”
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