During a recent interview with All Access podcast, KISS frontman Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons talked about their farewell tour called “End of The Road”.
“I don’t wanna say bittersweet, because there’s nothing bitter about it. It’ll certainly be incredibly emotional, because I have so much to look back on that the band has made possible, that the fans have made possible, and I wanna know at that last show that I gave it everything I could. And I’ll walk away proudly.”
“I’m a fairly big guy — I’m 6′ 2″, I’m probably closer to 250 pounds. I’m not a skinny guy, and proud of it. But I know I’m gonna be weeping like a 12-year-old girl who has someone stepping on her feet at that last show. Tears of happiness, I might add.
How many people on earth get to do what we’ve done? You’ve gotta take that perspective. Because KISS has always been more than a band. KISS has been a unifying force for different generations…
When you see a five-year-old kid at a concert — our concert — who has KISS makeup and is sitting on the shoulders of his dad who’s wearing KISS makeup, who’s next to his dad, who’s 50 or 60, and he’s wearing makeup.
And that kid does my hand gesture for the first time in his life… It’s hit me before. I turn around, and you’re in tears, because you realize it’s more than a concert and it’s more than songs — it’s a part of people’s lives. They tattoo their bodies with our faces, they name their kids after our songs. It’s a culture. It’s a nationhood.”
You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement. (Blabbermouth)