Three months after it was announced,KISS will finally kick off their End of the Road tour tonight (Thursday Jan 31) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. But, unlike their farewell tour in 2000, Gene Simmons says this is it.
“This decision to finally end it comes from a sense of knowing yourself. It feels right to end it on a high note. Why the hell would you want to be pathetic pale version of who you were? ‘Hey, remember when they were great?’ No, no, no. Quit once you reach Mount Olympus — when there are no higher peaks. Go out a champion and gracefully thank the fans with all your heart and gracefully walk off into the sunset.”
Gene Simmons says there’s no negative side to fame.
“Every band that says that they hate fame is lying, OK? They’re doing it ’cause they want to get laid and they want to get rich, just like me. It’s the best job in the world, and anybody who says that it’s lonely at the top, they’re lying. Go dig a ditch and tell me how you like that job, OK? Learn to say ‘you want fries with that?’ See how you like that for a while.”