It looks like KISS could be planning a live farewell to their fans.
Back on Thursday 8th February, the owners of KISS’s property rights, KISS Catalog Ltd., filed an application to 'Word Mark' the ominous phrase ‘The End of the Road’.
The application can be seen by the public at The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where it says that KISS Catalog Ltd. is looking to use the phrase for ‘Entertainment services, namely, live performances by a musical band.’
The application is still listed on the site as ‘live’ and if successfully granted, it seems that it could well be the title of KISS’ next tour. Whether or not it spells the end of the band remains to be seen.
You can see the application here:
In an interview will Billboard earlier this month, Paul Stanley said the KISS brand has become such an institution it “transcends any of the members.”
"The thought of me not being involved (with KISS) certainly comes to mind," Paul explained.
"I'm not sure about the idea of KISS coming to an end. We've built something that's so iconic, and I think it transcends any of the members so I can certainly see me not being there, seriously.
“There was a time where people said it had to be the four of us (Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) and those people are already 50 percent wrong. So, I'm betting (another absence) could be overcome, too."
Speaking last May, 66-year-old Paul admitted that he can’t see KISS touring when they’re well into their seventies. "We'll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it's time to go, we'll go, and we'll do it the right way, with a big party," he said.
"I'd like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet - something big and worldwide and maybe free."