Paul Stanley (KISS) has officially received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He tweeted the following about that:
As you are probably well aware of by now, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. earlier today (January 6) as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College votes to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to comment on the insurrection, which was spurred by Trump himself. You can find some of the various reactions below:
Paul Stanley (KISS):
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe):
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):
Robb Flynn (Machine Head):
Alex Skolnick (Testament):
Noodles (The Offspring):
Ice-T (Body Count):
Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink 182):
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):
Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):
KISS are expected to wrap up their farewell tour in 2022, but it seems Paul Stanley is still considering the possibility of having the band continue with no original members. During a recent interview with Scott Lipps, Stanley said that he “would consider it a real feather in the cap if KISS could continue as a viable live act” without him and Gene Simmons.
Stanley said the following:
“Unlike other bands, that rubs some people the wrong way, but KISS is so much more than a band. Look, you go see any act now — any band, any performer — and you’re seeing a KISS show, you’re seeing the KISS DNA, because everything that anybody does is, in some way, based on what we’ve done. And I’ve always believed that the band is bigger than the individuals. People would say, in the beginning, ‘Oh, that’s not true.’ Well, they’re half wrong now, because Eric’s been in and out of the band for over 20 years, and Tommy’s been in the band probably 18 now, and the band’s never been better.
So my feeling is… Is there someone who can take my place? I think I’m really damn good, but I also know that there’s people out there who are as committed to what they do as I’ve been and should be able to do what I do without copying it. So do I think it’s possible? Yeah. I actually would consider it beyond flattering — I would consider it a real feather in the cap if KISS could continue as a viable live act, because it’s ultimately about what we deliver and about our philosophy of giving fans a hundred percent, not only on stage but in terms of this reciprocity that we have with them.”
He also added:
“Could another band do it? I don’t wanna point fingers, but at this point, who are THE EAGLES? It’s [Don] Henley and a bunch of other guys who are really super talented. Does it sound like THE EAGLES? Yeah. So, people wanna hear that music. When Steve Perry left JOURNEY, you had [people saying], ‘Well, that’s the end of JOURNEY,’ but people wanna hear those songs, and they wanna hear them done the way they remember them, so Arnel [Pineda] does a great job. So this just takes it to another level. But we’re not setting the precedent; we’re just following one.”
KISS’ Paul Stanley has shared footage of himself rocking “Makin’ Love,” “Hotter Than Hell,” and “Got To Choose” from home quarantine. You can check that out below:
As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:
Geddy Lee (Rush):
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:
Slash (Guns N’ Roses):
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):
KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:
Gary Holt (Exodus):
David Ellefson (Megadeth):
Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:
Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):
John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):
Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):
Alex Bent (Trivium):
Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):
Chris Jericho (Fozzy):
Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):
Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):
Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):
Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):
Matt Halpern (Periphery):
Zach Myers (Shinedown):
Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):
Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):
Jack Black (Tenacious D):
As previously reported, KISS were recently forced to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. However, it has since been revealed that the remaining members of the band still intend to play their special show for great white sharks on November 18.
Adventure Bay Charters commented:
“Due to band member Paul Stanley’s illness, KISS concert promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced the tour was cancelled. We are sorry to hear this news that many fans lost the opportunity to join KISS last road trip concert, and we wish the best for Paul Stanley and a speedy recovery.
We are glad to announce that we will keep hosting KISS concert for the remaining band members, the shark trip will still go Monday, the Ocean will rock&roll! 8 lucky customers will jump on our shark warrior, using our unique underwater sub, enjoy a KISS live concert and Great White Sharks!
As part of Airbnb Animal Experience, the KISS concert will be performed on our White Shark Boat Shark Warrior. Thanks Airbnb and KISS for keeping this special concert planned for us! As the Airbnb host, our owner Matt Waller and Adventure Bay Charters will do our best to make sure everyone enjoys this lifetime experience.”
The concert will take place off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia. Human fans that attend will be able to check out the surrounding wildlife, including the sharks, which react to the low frequency sounds of rock music.
Paul Stanley (KISS) has announced that he will be releasing a new book titled “Backstage Pass” on April 30 via HarperOne. You can check out the cover art for the book along with a description below:
“The New York Times bestselling author and legendary frontman and rhythm guitarist of KISS offers grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life, and shows them how to pursue a royal rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice and rules to live by from a rock ‘n’ roll legend.
In this follow-up to his popular bestseller ‘Face The Music’, the Starchild takes us deeper into his personal life and his home today, life on and off the stage, revealing what he eats, drinks, and does with his friends and family, [what] he’s learned from a lifetime at the frontman of the iconic band KISS, and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his superstar music career but to every area of his life — from the business to parenting to health and happiness. kitchen and the bar to the gym and the office.
Showcasing his unique lifestyle, ‘Backstage Pass’ is a rare look at the man beneath the modern rock god persona. Paul shares fascinating details about his life — his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he finds inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years filling arenas and selling out shows, and even his favorite meals, and includes recipes from friends such as Anthony Bourdain, Rocco DiSpirito, Mario Batali, and other star chefs.
‘Backstage Pass’ divulges more true stories of the rock legend’s relationships, hardships, and wild nights, contains intimate four-color, never-before-seen photos from Paul’s personal collection, and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ‘n’ roll frontmen in history — and a model superstar for the modern age.
This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to kick ass at everyday life. From doing shots at the bar to enjoying a glass of red on the patio, Paul shows you how you can rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day — without missing a beat or looking like you do.”
KISS will celebrae the 40th anniversary of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss’ solo albums with a new limited edition box set called “The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection.” It will be available on October 19 and can be pre-ordered HERE. The set will be limited to 2,500 copies and it will include: four colored 180-gram LPs, 12-by-12-inch posters, a turntable slipmat, etc.
During an appearance on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box”, Paul Stanley revealed that KISS will be heading out on a “major” tour next year. He said the following: “A major KISS tour, I would say, starts at the end of January. It hasn’t been announced yet, so don’t tell anybody.” “Breaking news.” He also added: “This will be the biggest tour we’ve done, the biggest show we’ve done.” No further details are available.
KISS’ Paul Stanley has been recruited to deliver the commencement speech at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware on May 12. You can read more about that HERE. Wesley President Robert E. Clark II commented:
“Paul has entertained, inspired, and helped better the lives of millions of people around the world. I have known Paul for over three decades and I am excited for our College and community to be able to have the opportunity to meet and hear from my friend and true American legend.”