Paul Stanley Rules Out Original Line-up Reunion
"You Only Get So Many Chances", says the guitaristIn a new interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune (via Blabbermouth) Stanley said of the possibility of another reunion "Never! You only get so many opportunities and so many chances. And while I don't wish [Frehley and Criss] any ill will at this point, you know, most people are fortunate to win the lottery once. When you win it twice, and throw it away, the opportunities are gone. Plus, everything that those guys did, unfortunately, jeopardized what I do.
"Those who don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them. ... The intent and spirit of what this band was founded on is more intact and alive today than ever. And it's not because of the individual founding members or any of that nonsense, but because of people who have the passion, the love and commitment to live up to what KISS is."
Stanley also reaffirmed the band's intention to continue after he and Gene Simmons depart.
"The band is bigger than its members," said Stanley. "And it only takes, in this case, four like-minded people with a similar outlook and talent to further the cause and continue KISS. It makes perfect sense to me. It may not make sense to other bands, but we're not other bands. We don't live by those rules. We never have."