Kiss Plans Reality Show To Find Replacements For The Whole Band

anthonyjmiccio | June 9, 2008 1:30 am

Kiss is fun to see live, sure, but who hasn’t thought they could use replacements for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley? With all the hip surgery and facelifts, they’ve seen better days. And now that it’s been established that people don’t care who’s hiding behind the make-up, Gene and Paul are thinking about getting out of the band and letting America pick who should be the new Starchild, Demon, Spaceman, and Kitty Cat. While I definitely would need a lot of exercise to fit into Paul’s leotard, I’m already practicing my “‘WOAH-OH-WOAH-OH-WOAH-OH-WOAH-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!” I can’t play a power chord without strutting around, guys! I even act the fool when I play Guitar Hero. And I know you’ve already got some wigs I could use.

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]