KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke in an interview with an Australian newspaper Herald Sun and explained why KISS’ farewell tour will be their ultimate show.

He also said that “we’re so much more than a rock band”, here’s the statement:

“I’m 66. People half my age probably wish they were in the same shape. But there’s no beating the clock. You can’t.

There are no 60-year-old footballers or basketball players or track runners. Your body can’t take that. At this point we are facing the inevitable and want to do it in the best way possible. We want to do it while we feel great as opposed to letting things deteriorate.

Forget about a typical rock band, we’re so much more than a rock band. This is the greatest show we’ve ever put together.

It’s a completely different stage, a completely new technology. We’re not one of those bands who does a farewell tour because we can’t do it anymore. This will be the ultimate Kiss show.”

On their first farewell tour, he said:

The first farewell tour was almost 19 years ago. Cynics be damned. Those people will always find something to say. That (reformed) line-up of the band was dysfunctional. People in the band weren’t showing respect to the fans or the band itself.

We decided to put the horse down. The truth is we’ve carried on for 19 years (since the first farewell) because we realised people still wanted to see Kiss, we just had to have a tyre change.”

Yesterday, KISS has announced second leg of their farewell tour. Click here to dates.

Click here to entire interview.