Tonight’s mystery artist was asked if he’d like to some day see his band go on with no original members and he said he’d love to see that.  Can you guess who he is or the band he thinks could carry on with all new people??

I found this on Blabbermouth when a 16 year old Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp attendee named Miles got to interview Paul Stanley. One of the questions on Miles’ mind was what Paul thought of the possibility KISS carrying on without any original members and I thought Paul’s answer was surprising.

Stanley: "Truth be told, I didn't invent the wheel. What I do on stage is a mixture of all the people that inspired me. I don't know what I've done that's truly original; I stole from a lot of good people and mixed it all together. KISS has a forty-year history now and a point of view and how we relate to our audience and how we relate to each other. We sing about self-empowerment and about celebrating being alive — things that are pretty timeless. And once the original band was no more, it just became clear to us that, in some ways, we're much more a sports team. We don't fall into the limitations of other bands, because we're not other bands. So, yeah, at some point, I'd love to see somebody in the band in my place, and it's because I love the band."

 

On how he would go about finding someone to replace him:

 

Stanley: "Honestly, I think all the KISS tribute bands are great, but none of them have a good 'Paul.' So I'd like to see somebody who incorporates what I've done with a lot of the things that inspired me."

Here is tonight's featured song: