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KISS Frontman Paul Stanley Says The Band Is Already Planning Next Studio Album

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In a recent interview with Metal-Rules.com, KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke about the bands latest studio album, "Sonic Boom" and the question of whether or not KISS plan to continue writing more music in the future. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Q: Overall, how satisfied you are for the sales numbers and overall feedback what you’ve got of Sonic Boom? Was there anything surprising there either in positive or negative way?

Stanley: "I’m thrilled because it’s a great album. I said from the beginning whether it sells 10 million copies or 1 million copies, it’s all the same to me. At this stage of the game it about making a great album, anything else is just a bonus. In America we had the album available exclusively at one place which has a good side and a bad side. The good side is they support is, the bad side is, it’s the only place you can get it. So there are plusses and minuses but I couldn’t want a better album, I couldn’t imagine a better album."

Q: Is Sonic Boom going to be the very last KISS album ever?

Stanley: "I don’t think so. I think that within the next twelve months we are doing another album."

Q: Really???

Stanley: "Yeah. I think it will take twelve months to eighteen months."

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1. L.O.C. writes:

Whats the point? The band sucks and the only reason they were ever even popular because of there stage performance. There are rock bands out there now that blow them away.

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2. PuckettJp2 writes:

AWESOME \m/

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

I've always respected Paul's attitude as a musician.

L.O.C.: I doubt you have ANY idea how HUGE they were back in the day. Many a metal heads were born out of Kiss. Furthermore, I'd like for you to name just one rock band that "blows them away". I'm not even a Kiss fan, but as a musician, I feel that you have to give credit where crdit is due. Thier stage performance was just a peice of their popularity. Educate yourself kid.

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

Album title:
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

Song listing:
GRAY HAIR
WRINKLED SLINKY
GERIATRIC SHUFFLE
DELUSIONAL MEDS TIME (for gene!!)
WHERE IS MY HAIRPIECE??!! (going to be a hit single)
NURSING HOME BLUES
LOVING MY SPONGE BATHS WTH THE MALE NURSES
WE RAN OUT OF MAKE-UP AND HAIRSPRAY!!!

This excellent album will be on sale through wal-mart exclusively!! It is going to burn up the shelves with their hot sound and even hotter pricetag! This album is only $.75!!! Rolling back those prices at wal-mart for you!

This message brought to you by KISS HATERS OF AMERICA!!!

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

Ya bg i agree with that, kiss and alice cooper are the foundation on what a great live show should be...everytime you see pyro, blood, animal carcass, excretions, lazer and light show, bands in make up or masks, or anything over the top at shows, kiss and alice were the 1st ones to do all that...they set the standard....
Last time kiss had a decent song or lp was in the 80s...the animalize lp and a couple others, after that nothing.....

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6. DaNoive writes:

Branded you forgot the bonus tracks.
Colostomy Bags on Fire
We've Fallen and We Can't Get Down
Rockin my Depends

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7. DaNoive writes:

Actually, the title would be better as "Depends On Me"!

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

my bad, i guess you have the import version. those were not on my copy.

the colostomy bags on fire comment is fkn hilarious!!!!

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9. Rychemn writes:

I have to respectfully disagree with you BG1.....I used to be a big fan in the day and I have great respect for them as a musician.....even been harrased for being a fan as well as being in the Kiss army in late '77.......but I do believe Iron Maiden would truly blow them away...whether it's on an album or in concert....see them both in concert but only Maiden will I go and see anymore.....could have seen this last tour with Kiss but to me they are not the same, just my opinion.....Maiden has never dissappointed....

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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Repectfully Rychemn, Iron Maiden is not a rock band. They are Metal. Challenge still stands. Name one rock band that "blows them away".

In addition, everyone has seemingly forgotten the other thing that made Kiss what they are today. That being the "male anthem". Before Kiss it was all love songs and mushy sh!t. Kiss created the "party and get laid anthem" for guys.

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11. Rychemn writes:

How 'bout Led Zeppelin?

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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Not touring Rychemn. The phrase I disagree with is: "There are rock bands out there now that blow them away." Name one.

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13. Sherbzilla writes:

i saw kiss live last november and ive been to hundreds of concerts and they were the best hands down

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14. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

"Last time kiss had a decent song or lp was in the 80s...the animalize lp and a couple others, after that nothing....."

Im going to have to disagree with that completely, my friend. Both of KISS's 90's albums with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer before the make-up was back, Revenge and Carnival Of Souls, had some of they're heaviest and darkest tracks. Especially Carnival of Souls, but no one even pays attention to that album since it was overshadowed by the classic line-up and make-up coming back a year later.

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15. deathfreak writes:

BG1 Pearl Jam
Kiss need to give up. When you have not had a good album since the 80's you know its time to give up.

# Mar 16, 2010 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. gripper writes:

i am in the Kiss Haters of America club by law
i change the channel on satellite or internet radio anytime they come on
Foo Fighters blow away Kiss and i am not a fan of FF either
but
i was suprised by Sonic Boom it does not suck
if not for my hatred of everything Kiss i would listen again
if Kiss continue to put out that type of effort then they should record another album

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17. Rychemn writes:

I see your point BG1.....some people would say U2, are they still considered rock?.....anyway, seeing Gene spit fire on stage is pretty awsome and the only one I have ever seen do it...does anyone else do that these days? The one thing I do know is they should be in the rock and roll hall of fame along with a whole lot of other bands.

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18. aussie writes:

ACDC! They'd be one of the best Rock bands around at the moment. They outperform any band I've ever seen.

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19. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Why the hell does this band still exist?

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20. Blindgreed1 writes:

Deathfreak: WRONG! Pearl Jam is Alternative in the first place, in addition please don't try to tell me that they bring a live package that equals that of Kiss because if you do... You're lying to me and to yourself. Lastly, in reference to your "haven't had a good album since the 80's" statement, please see post #14 (right above yours).

Aussie: I would consider AC/DC to be in the same class as Kiss, but again, they don't bring a live package that compares to Kiss. While their live show is good, it's not as good as Kiss. I have a great respect for AC/DC, but I definately dissagree that they "blow away Kiss".

Again folks... I'm not a Kiss fan. I just have to give credit where credit is due.

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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

OK BG1, i have sat on the sidelines too long on this one and im jumpin in the mix!! what kind of crack are you smoking?!?!?! xxxooo

while not a kiss fan either and not trying to smacktalk them either, i firmly believe ac/dc destroys kiss on every level. kiss have excellent shows for their fans, i give the nod to ac/dc everytime. kiss defined show expectations to the next level, but ac/dc just have a better show. they dont go over the top with a show that may overshadow any talent the band is performing themselves. that is where the fan trully looking!!! at the band.

NOT saying kiss shows suck, never been to a ac/dc or a kiss show, but i have watched both perform full concerts on tv. i will say that the song psycho circus is a kick a$$ song!!

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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

branded: This is my crack; while AC/DC is great live (i've seen them both), the pyro, fire breathing, light show, blood , smoking guitar AND individual performance of each musician is hands down better with Kiss. Case and point: Malcom just bounces up and down in front of his mic all night long. That is the extent of Malcom's stage show. Brian Johnson literally looks like he's pushing out a turd whenever he sings and other than letting Angus put his guitar between his legs a time or two that is about the extent of his stage presence. Angus IS the stage show for AC/DC. End of story. Kiss on the other hand has developed a stage presence and performance for each individual performer. Paul doesn't just squat and look like he's taking a sh!t all night long like Brian does and he also does a wire act (so does Gene) out over the crowd in addition to their full stage performance. You're never going to see footage of Tommy/Ace/ or Vinny just bouncing up and down in front of the mic like Malcom does... Ever, because they are more or less a complete production. AC/DC is a band that shows up and plays their repetoire. Kiss puts on a complete show.

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23. Gabriel writes:

Stryper puts on a great show blows everyone away!!!!!

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24. Rychemn writes:

^^^Get the F##K outta here!!!!

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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rychemn: LMFAO! Git em!

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26. spiral_architect writes:

first off, i AM a kiss fan! old bands still touring that could blow them away? the rolling stones come to mind. judas priest do too, and they DO have an impressive stage show.

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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^That's pretty funny spiral...

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28. brandedcfh420 writes:

BG, ya know i love ya bro, but seriously, im on the other team on this one. Why does a band need to have the pyro, fire breathing, light show, blood , smoking guitar? I know its all about the show, but if they didnt do all that, would the music stand up alone? OR, do they need to do all that to mask any lack of talent they may be missing?

Just a thought!!!

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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

branded: Nobody said they NEED to do it. In addition, nobody said they NEED to see that. The argument was over being "blown away". As far as a full on production show is concerned, they pretty much have the market cornered. Also, if you want to talk talent keep in mind that any first year guitarrist can play the entire AC/DC repetoire whereas Kiss songs are a little more difficult. And yes, I do believe their music stands up alone. It wasn't too long ago that they did away with the makeup and still sold albums then and now. We'll have to agree to disagree.

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30. brandedcfh420 writes:

hahahaha, right-o! we all look at it from different angles.

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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

branded: In other news... KORNDOGG is back to rubbing Oz the wrong way in the Nergal thread. lol.

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32. spiral_architect writes:

it always feels good to make other people laugh, especially when i am right about something!

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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oh Spiral... *shakes his head*

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34. spiral_architect writes:

blindgreed, i know you're begging for attention today, but you have to be out of your mind to disagree that judas priest still puts on a fantastic show even after all these decades.....

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35. deathfreak writes:

BG I have nothing you win.

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36. wilco writes:

aah branded makes my day funny sh**
well at least he is not bashing metallica this time

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37. Blindgreed1 writes:

Spiral: You're right I'm out of my mind. OR maybe I've seen them recently and disagree with you. I have a great respect for Priest but to be honest their stage show wasn't all that impressive last time around. Especially Rob's unitard with his beer belly hanging over it. Maybe you're into that sort of thing but to me it was buzz kill. They sounded great though.

deathfreak: lol.

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38. ZTJ writes:

Queen is a band that blows KISS out of the water, but I am a huge fan of Kiss, I just like Queen more. Rush is another one.

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39. deathfreak writes:

^^^^
You really cant call Queen, Queen any more. Its not the same with out Freddy Mercury.

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40. spiral_architect writes:

blindgreed: i'm not KISSbashing at all, i am a huge KISS fan. i would just hate to think that there are no other older, classic bands out there worth seeing anymore.

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41. Blindgreed1 writes:

Spiral: That is not at all what I'm saying man. I'm saying as far as a full on production show goes, Kiss has the market cornered. There are plenty of classic bands out there worth seeing, they just don't put on the show that Kiss does. There's a new thread up about how Gene challenged The Stones and U2 to see who has the best stage show.

deathfreak: You are correct and in addition to that ZTJ is full of sh!t. lol. I have five words for ZTJ: Crazy Little Thing Called Love. LMFAO!!!

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42. pb writes:

I have always liked kiss. they are a band that will be around after all of us somehow or another. People discredit kiss music. But they do have damn good records and songs that might surprise some people. Go listen to under the gun or Ive had enough into the fire. Creatures, rock n roll over, revenge and music from the elder some of the most under rated rock/metal albums of all time. People ask why is Kiss still around...because there will always be a demand for the real rock band that puts on a show of shows. I have seen them 11 times and never disappointed unlike other bands that ive seen. Best show ever was Kiss and Alice in chains.

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