In a recent interview with Music Radar, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has revealed why KISS is a timeless band.
He talked about their classic song ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ and said:
“‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ was another risk. It was 1979, and I think Paul wanted to write a song that would work as a dance tune, too.
And for the hardcore KISS guitar fans, it was a little bit of a left turn, but ironically it has turned out to be one of the biggest songs the band has ever done, and we play it live all the time.
We go out and play these big European festivals in the summer. Some are heavy metal festivals, like Hellfest in Clisson, France, but these metalheads… they just go berserk; they go crazy!
It works in the context of KISS because KISS is a band where it doesn’t go out of date. It’s timeless. We have the ability to break down those barriers and not be stuck in a certain genre or a certain bubble or something. That’s what is great about KISS.”
In a recent interview with “Juliet: Unexpected” podcast, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed the only way he would consider coming back to KISS for “End of the Road Tour”. He said:
“The only way I would consider coming back is [if] I took over Tommy’s [Thayer] place. He took over my place — a character that I invented. He’s pretty much going through the motions, but the only way I would consider going back is to replace Tommy and regain my throne. Number two, I’d like a big paycheck because I think I deserve it…
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