Paul Stanley, the rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of KISS, has spoken about the rumor concerning the late Van Halen legend Eddie Van Halen’s wish to join KISS many years ago.

The iconic musician has clarified the long-wondered point of interest about the great guitarist Eddie Van Halen during his latest conversation on ‘The Jeremy White Podcast.’ When asked if it’s true that Eddie interested in becoming a KISS member, Stanley said he didn’t even hear that.

He recalled nearly four decades ago and explained that there was a tension in Van Halen at that time. Stanley said Eddie was asking him why they did solo albums as well as why they had to do that. While directing the question to his bandmate Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley revealed that Eddie Van Halen felt that fracturing within his own band in those years.

Here’s what Paul Stanley said during the podcast:

“I have to say, I didn’t ever hear that. I was on the phone with him around that time. He was calling me, and I think there was tension in his band. He was asking me, for example, why we did solo albums, why we had to do that.

I think he felt that fracturing within his band. But as far as anything beyond that, wanting to join us or anything like that, I can’t say no and I wouldn’t say no. I don’t know. I’ll leave that to Gene.”

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