KISS’ PAUL STANLEY Talks About Fan Favorite Songs – “A Classic Song Can Only Become Classic As It Gains Age…‘Psycho Circus’ Has Become A Classic”

July 20, 2016, 7 years ago

news hard rock kiss paul stanley

KISS’ PAUL STANLEY Talks About Fan Favorite Songs – “A Classic Song Can Only Become Classic As It Gains Age…‘Psycho Circus’ Has Become A Classic”

In a new interview with 100.7 WZLX KISS’ Paul Stanley talked about the notion that fans don’t like to hear new songs.

“A classic song can only become classic as it gains patina, so to speak, as it gains age,” he notes. “Not to get too highbrow, but fine wine has to age, and what makes a song classic is that it endures and that you have a time period or an event that’s associated with it, and that doesn’t just happen overnight. ‘Psycho Circus’ has become a classic, ‘Lick It Up’ has become a classic. Do I think ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ [from the band’s 2012 album, Monster] will?  Absolutely.”

On the subject of making a new album, Stanley says, “Well, it’s a very conflicted subject. In one sense, there’s no reason to put out any new music. Because the delivery systems that are available don’t pay. We’re in a situation now where artists have to take what they can get, as opposed to what they deserve. For me, it’s more of a moral issue than anything else, because I don’t have to worry about paying the rent, but what about new bands?”

The origins of KISS comic books date almost as far back as the inception as the band itself, having been an integral part of comics culture since their 1977 appearance in Howard the Duck #12 and 1978's Marvel Comics Super Special: KISS. Today, nearly 40 years later, Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the next chapter in the band's legacy, with all-new stories coming to one of the world's leading publishers of licensed comics!

"KISS has had a four decade-long, proud history in comic books, starting with Marvel Comics in the 1970s, and now with Dynamite's KISS comics," says KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. "KISS is America's number one gold record award-winning group of all-time, and we are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, as well as having our own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Having our own comic book, I have to say, rekindles the thrill I first had as a young teenager, as I followed the adventures of my favorite superheroes. This is going to be fun."

"In our rich and lengthy tradition of championing KISS in the comic/panel graphic realm, we are proud to announce this partnership and look forward to breaking new ground," says KISS co-founder, Paul Stanley.

"Gene and Paul are rock stars in every sense and are incredible storytellers and showmen. They are living icons. Their genuine love and knowledge of comics is incredible. I couldn't be more pleased to be working with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and KISS on a new line of comics," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "Over the years, the band has produced so many stories which stand on their own, with characters that belong right alongside even the most well known in the medium. Publishing KISS comics is a dream come true, and we couldn't be more excited to have someone of Amy Chu's caliber to tell the new tales."

"I am beyond thrilled to be working so closely with the icon that is KISS," says Executive Editor Joseph Rybrandt. "Rock solid storytelling and art are going to rock and roll you all night long. You wanted the best? You're going to get the best!"

KISS returns to comics with KISS #1 in October, a futuristic, dark sci-fi adventure written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and illustrated by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Furious Road). In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past…

Read the full story at

Featured Video

KELEVRA - "The Distance"

KELEVRA - "The Distance"

Latest Reviews