Ok faithful TMT readers, you are probably saying to yourselves “why is TMT writing about Kiss?” Well remember, we write and discuss “All Things Heavy Metal…Thrash and Beyond…” and I have been a Kiss fan since1976/1977 when I first heard the Love Gun and Alive II records.
There has been some buzz lately about the end of Kiss being on the near horizon. In fact in a recent article from ContactMusic.com, Gene Simmons was quoted as saying, “We probably have another five to ten years at the most”.
Well, I have a different theory… Kiss will roll on for decades to come. How is this possible you ask???? Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are both over 60 years old. Lets face it, Gene Simmons looks as though sometimes he can barely move about the stage and Paul Stanley’s voice is completely shot.
I last saw Kiss perform live back in Austin, Texas in 2009 for the Sonic Boom/Alive 35 tour. The show was awesome and Paul’s voice was top notch. However, his voice is shot and while he sings, his voice cracks and he cannot hit those semi-high notes as he could before. After 40 plus years of singing, it is no wonder that his voice is gone. He gave us some of the most iconic vocals in rock and I thank him for that. But based on the two front men’s age and performance difficulties, I believe that after their current Monster tour, they are the ones that will be stepping down and not perform live as part of Kiss anymore.
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