New KISS album in ’09
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are planning to record a new album next year, which will be the first KISS release since 1998’s “Psycho Circus.”
In a recent interview with, Stanley, who will produce the album, said the new release will be “very much a vintage, classic, ’70s KISS album without much regard to what’s happening since then; it’s back to the roots.”
Simmons was not quoted in the piece. However, last year, he told Billboard that he wasn’t interested in recording new music. “The record industry is in such a mess,” Simmons said. “There is nothing in me that wants to go in there and do new music. How are you going to deliver it? How are you going to get paid for it if people can just get it for free?”
There is no word regarding label affiliation or an alternate distribution method for the album, which will feature guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer alongside original members Stanley and Simmons. “Psycho Circus,” was released by Mercury Records.
KISS also is expected to tour North America at some point in the coming year.