Both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have stated that they are in no way against having former members of the band onstage for parts of the upcoming “End of the Road” tour. However, both stop short of calling it any sort of original line up reunion. In a recent interview Gene stated that “Ace and Peter have gotten three chances,” he said. “They were in and out of the band – fired – three times. For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional … they weren’t carrying their load. … So the short answer to your question is we’d love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there. And if they don’t, it’s not going to be because of us. But they’re never going to be in Kiss again.” In regards to others Simmons says he welcomes the opportunity to play with guitarist Bruce Kulick, stating Kulick was always reliable and on time. Both Simmons and Stanley were clear about one person you will NOT see on stage, former guitarist Vinnie Vincent, who has sued the band 14 times over the years.  According to both, do not count on seeing Vincent at the shows unless he is in the audience. The End of the Road Tour kicks off Jan 31 and is expected to run several years.

 

 

 

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