Friday, March 11, 2011

Gene Simmons: only 1 more KISS reunion to do

I don’t know why, or where, the latest round of this started, but the media has been chasing KISS recently with questions about a reunion of the original lineup.

I mean, it’s not like this is Guns N’ Roses, with Steven Adler running all over the place praying for one; this is KISS, where you’re unlikely to hear either Ace Frehley or Peter Criss looking for their old jobs back these days.

Paul Stanley has been pretty visible in the press lately, and he’s already answered the question a few times, so now it’s Gene Simmons’ turn.

The only thing is, Gene’s answer isn’t the usual party line.

While hooking up with Alfa Rock 105.7 FM and Metal Messiah Radio's Heavy Metal Thunder program this week to promote their March 12th show at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in Hato Rey, Simmons spoke about the band's follow-up to Sonic Boom, and answered the question about whether the original line-up will reunite, once again.

"There will be one more time that we will play together,” said Simmons. “Sometime in the future, there will be a last show. Sometime in the future, we'll be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. There will be one more time when we do it together, to honor the beginning. But you know, when you run a long-distance race, not everyone can run a long race. Some people are only good for the beginning of the race. They don't have the passion and the will, the endurance. Not everyone can run a long distance race."

The interview with Gene Simmons will air on Metal Messiah Radio this Wednesday, March 16th after 6PM EST. For more info visit


KISS – Deuce
The Midnight Special - April 1, 1975

See also:

KISS postpones Japanese tour
KISS Kondoms coming this month
Ace Frehley: Tampa Bay Lightning, KISS, and make up
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography delayed to 2013