KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY - "Sooner Or Later, People Are Gonna Realize It's About Music"

July 14, 2016, 7 years ago

news kiss paul stanley hard rock

KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY - "Sooner Or Later, People Are Gonna Realize It's About Music"

KISS frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were guests on Sioux Falls, South Dakota radio station KBAD 94.5 FM back in February 2016. Video of their appearance, which can be seen below, has just surfaced. 

Asked why KISS decided to remove the makeup for some of their recent acoustic shows, Stanley said: "It's something we don't do often, but KISS is steeped in a school that says that a great song should be great if played on one guitar or on piano. We come from a school that's probably born out of things like Cole Porter or Irving Berlin, through the Brill Building. The Brill Building was a legendary building in New York where all the greatest songwriters of the '50s and '60s wrote all the hits that you still hear on the radio. Carole King and Gerry Goffin were writers there. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. These people wrote everything from 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' to 'The Locomotion' to 'Mashed Potatoes' to 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' on Broadway. And The Beatles followed that whole realm, which was a great song doesn't need anything but an instrument to be played on. So a long answer to a short question, this is just a chance for us to go up and play the songs stripped down, where you hear, really, the meat… And you don't need all the pyro. That's another aspect of what we do. When we did MTV Unplugged, it was heralded, and it surprised a lot of people just how good those songs are. And we're not half bad; we can play and sing. Look, you can't last forty-plus years just because of makeup and smoke pots. Sooner or later, people are gonna realize it's about music."

More recently, KISS performed at the Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, Oregon on July 9th. The band has posted footage of their walk to the stage that night and the first song of the night, "Detroit Rock City"

KISS launched their Freedom To Rock tour at the AVA at Casino del Sol Resort and Casino in Tucson, Arizona on Monday, July 4th. The tour will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, WV.

KISS performed the following setlist:

“Detroit Rock City”
“Shout It Out Loud”
“Creatures Of The Night”
“War Machine”
“Psycho Circus”
“Calling Dr. Love”
“Shock Me”
“Cold Gin”
“Lick It Up”
“I Love It Loud”
“100,000 Years”
“Love Gun”
“Black Diamond”


“Rock And Roll All Nite”

Watch some fan-filmed video from the show below:

Find the band’s tour schedule at this location.

Featured Video

KELEVRA - "The Distance"

KELEVRA - "The Distance"

Latest Reviews