Sunday, March 29, 2020

KISS: Paul Stanley shares Love Gun inspiration in new home video

KISS frontman Paul Stanley is streaming a home video explaining the origins of the band’s 1977 track, “Love Gun”, during his extended isolation as part of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’ve been inside now for 17 or 18 days because that’s what medical people – the experts – are saying we should do,” begins the rocker. “Try to take some of the strain off the doctors and all the hospital workers ... try to flatten that curve – that’s what they’re telling us, so that’s what I’ve been doing.

“A big thanks to all the people who are on the front lines trying to get us through this.”

Stanley shares his inspiration behind the title track to KISS’ sixth studio record, which began with seeing a local group performing some Led Zeppelin-style riffing that led to the opening lyric for his own song.

A staple at KISS shows through the years, the “Love Gun” single peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than a million copies.

KISS recently postponed the final three dates of their spring US tour as the global health crisis continues to affect public gatherings, including the live music industry.

KISS are currently scheduled to resume the farewell tour with concerts in Central and South America that start in late April.

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