Monday, April 6, 2020

Paul Stanley plays KISS classics in new home video

Paul Stanley performs a series of KISS classics in a new home video during his extended isolation as part of the coronavirus pandemic.

The rocker delivers clips of “Makin’ Love”, from 1976’s “Rock And Roll Over”, alongside a pair of tunes from 1974’s “Hotter Than Hell”, including the title track and “Got To Choose.”

After welcoming viewers to his jam room, the rocker explains the purpose behind the home video series, which he launched recently by explaining the origins of the band’s 1977 track, “Love Gun.”

"It's funny,” says Stanley, “because somebody, a couple of days ago, had gotten in touch with me and said, 'Why aren't you spending more time doing these videos and get 'em really, really great — get the performances great, get the singing great, the guitar playing great?' I said, 'Because the people I'm doing it for know that's not what it's about. This isn't a performance, it's not a concert, it's not a recital — it's me and you hanging out. And that means that — is it perfect? Hell no. But we get to have some fun. I get to have some fun.

"With that in mind, while we're doing this, we should all remember that there are doctors, hospital workers, sanitation people, police, people at supermarkets, delivery people — all these people are making this possible for us. And some of them are under horrific conditions and they're only trying to keep their heads above water and they're in a real dangerous situation. People in the hospitals working don't have what they neeed, yet they do it. So, my prayers for all of them, and let's not forget about those people.”

"So, I was wondering, what will I do now?,”
he continues. “What can we do? And I thought, maybe I'll play just some riffs, play some little guitar parts, and you can sing if you want. You're in the band. If you know the parts of the song, sing along. It's just us — you, me and… I don't know, two hundred thousand people, three hundred thousand people. Whatever it is. So we can have some fun. And I'll try to pull something out of the old memory bank. And let's see what we get."

Stanley and KISS recently announced a series of rescheduled dates for a South American tour as part of their farewell trek; originally planned for April and May, the shows have been moved to late in the year.

See also:

KISS reschedule South American tour
KISS: Paul Stanley shares Love Gun inspiration in new home video
KISS postpone three upcoming US concerts
KISS cancel meet and greets due to coronavirus concerns
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