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GENE SIMMONS On KISS After Retirement: “I Have No Problems With Four Deserving 20-Year-Olds Sticking The Makeup Back On”

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke with the Let There Be Talk podcast and said the tour might not end in New York and that the band "will continue in other ways." 

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Gene Simmons has no problems with KISS moving forward with four new members

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene SImmons recently spoke with the Let There Be Talk podcast and said the tour might not end in New York and that the band “will continue in other ways.” 

“We don’t know if it’s [going to be in] New York,” Gene says. “I have good reasons why it should be, but the important thing is when it’s the last show, it’ll be the last show. Kiss the touring band will stop. But the touring band. Kiss will continue in other ways. I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.

Gene went on to say how KISS might continue on in the future, revealing there could be future tours where it’s different lineups trekking around the globe.

Kiss will continue in ways that even I haven’t thought of. But I can conceive of… You know, the Blue Man Group and Phantom Of The Opera tours around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a Kiss show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also semiautobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance. Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while.”

KISS‘s “End Of The Road” was originally scheduled to conclude on July 17, 2021 in New York City but has since been extended to at least early 2023.