Paul Stanley Would Prefer Third Solo Album to New Kiss LP
Paul Stanley said a new Kiss album had him thinking in terms of a “built-in letdown,” and that he’d rather record a third solo LP instead.
His self-titled solo debut in 1978 was followed by 2006’s Live to Win, while Kiss’s most recent full-length release was 2012’s Monster.
“It’s not impossible,” Stanley said of solo work in a new interview with SiriusXM. “That, to me, in some ways, is more interesting than another Kiss album – although I wouldn’t mind doing a few Kiss songs. But the idea of doing another album, I don’t know. It seems kind of a built-in letdown. People tell you they want a new album, but then they go, ‘That’s great. Play ‘Shout It Out Loud.’
“So could I do another album? Yeah. And if I did another album, it would be much closer to the first one. The second one was me making a concerted effort to not do what I normally do, and it certainly accomplished that. But, yeah, if there was another album, it would be a guitar-driven album.”
You can listen to the interview below.
Stanley recently reinforced his previous comments about the chances of Kiss continuing without any original members, arguing that the band had earned the right to “evolve” beyond his tenure. "I think that Kiss is a concept, it's an ideal,” he said. “It’s a way of performing and giving to an audience, and that goes far beyond me. I’m a big fan of mine – I think I'm really good at what I do – but it doesn't mean there's not somebody else out there who can bring something to the band.”
He also recently reported that Kiss were planning the "biggest tour" they'd ever done for 2019.