Lisa Berigan of the Washington, DC rock station Big 100.3 recently conducted an interview with Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, who was asked if the band’s original lineup would ever consider reuniting again. He responded:
“No. Ace and Peter were great for the beginning of the band, but it would be the death of the band with Ace and Peter today. They were both equally as important as Paul and I for the beginnings of the band, but not everybody is designed in their DNA to be a marathon runner. They were short-distance runners and that was great for the beginning of the band. But we have to take it to the next level. We’ve been doing this for 40 years. Physically, neither of them could do what we do. It’s very physically demanding, and also, the musicality. You’ve gotta be there with no dark clouds over your head, no drugs or alcohol in your system. They were fantastic for the beginning of the band, and that’s the chapter they should be in.”
Kiss just released a new album last Tuesday, entitled Monster.