Kiss Plans Reality Show To Find Replacements For The Whole Band
Video footage recently surfaced (see below) of Gene Simmons and the group’s longtime manager, Doc McGhee of McGhee Entertainment, apparently confirming that the band is planning on finding the members of the “new” KISS through a TV show, similar to programs like “Rock Star” and “American Idol”.
“The answer is yes,” Simmons can be heard stating in reponse to a question by Stig Karlsen of Norway’s NRK with regards to whether they would ever turn to TV in order to find the members of this proposed “new” KISS. “The deal has just been signed,” Simmons added. “It’s coming soon.”
Paul Stanley’s hedging his bets compared to Gene, but he’s not denying anything.
“A KISS clone reality show? First of all, contrary to what was said by anyone, there is no signed deal. Secondly, if we were to do a ‘KISS II,’ and I don’t rule that out, it would be in addition to, and never in place of, KISS. If we were to do it, I know it would be done in a groundbreaking way and would be tremendously entertaining. KISS has always defined itself by the rules we break, so what’s the big surprise? We are in the middle of our biggest and most successful tour of Europe ever, playing to over a half million people, and neither KISS or I have any plans to stop afterwards!”
Of course, not! If you didn’t stop after your farewell tour, why would you stop now?
PAUL STANLEY ‘Sets Record Straight’ Regarding ‘KISS Clone’ Reality Show [Blabbermouth]