KISS promises there will be no recycled riffs on their forthcoming new album, Monster, set for release October 16.
Speaking to Billboard.com, singer-guitarist Paul Stanley said, “I'm a big believer that when people recycle old stuff, they should leave it where it was. When you hear bands that are lifting riffs that they had 15, 20, 30 years ago, I think, ‘My God. Can’t they come up with anything new?’”
Stanley went on to describe his 40-year-plus relationship with bassist Gene Simmons as “a marriage where thankfully I don’t have to see him naked.” Asked if KISS will one day be celebrating their 50th anniversary, Stanley replied, “All bets are off at this point. We’re in uncharted waters. I never thought we’d be here today. Forty years ago, if you told me I’d be doing this now and loving it and doing it with pride, I’d tell you that you were crazy.”