GENE SIMMONS Says ‘Some Writing’ Has Been Going On For Possible New KISS Album


Gene Simmons has confirmed that “some writing” has been going on for a possible new KISS studio album but has once again said that he is “not incentivized” to release another KISS disc unless there are some major changes in the way music is consumed.

KISS‘s last studio effort, 2012’s “Monster”, sold 56,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous LP, “Sonic Boom”, opened with 108,000 units back in October 2009 to enter the chart at No. 2. This marked the KISS‘s highest-charting LP ever.

Asked by Michael Cavacini if KISS is going to record another studio album or not, Simmons said: “There’s some writing going on. Not too long ago I wrote a song called ‘Your Wish Is My Command’. It sounds anthemic, like something that might have come off ‘Love Gun’, maybe. But I’m not incentivized. The idea that you work your ass off and then someone with freckles on their face decides they want to download your music and file share — that’s not what I work for. How’d you like to be a plumber, come over somebody’s house and work all day to fix their plumbing and then when it’s time to get paid they say, ‘No, I just wanted to say thank you.’ No.”

He continued: “I’ve heard people say, ‘Oh, you have enough money.’ That’s what I need: an eighteen-year-old kid telling me when enough is enough. It doesn’t affect me at all. And it doesn’t affect THE [ROLLING] STONES or U2 — a lot of the bands that do well. There’s only a handful, actually. The saddest thing of all is that the next great bands, with the talent Continue reading

KISS poster Giveaway, autographed by Gene Simmons


As KISS bassist Gene Simmons told Goldmine, there’s “something about KISS, I don’t want to say it’s timeless, but it connected with a 5-year-old back in the ‘70s and it sure connects with a 5-year-old now.”

It’s what keeps KISS collectible, too. There’s always a new generation of KISS fans wanting all things KISS. And Goldmine is going to increase the fun with a KISS/Gene Simmons Giveaway.

There will be four (4) lucky winners. The Grand Prize is a poster of Goldmine’s January 2017 KISS cover — a rare shot of Gene Simmons on the Dynasty Tour, July 1979 in Florida — autographed by Simmons himself. It’s a VERY cool magazine cover (shown above — lots of kudos from KISS fans on this one). The poster is 21.25″ w x 29″ h.

And if you don’t win the poster grand prize, you have a chance to win one of the three Goldmine magazines autographed by Gene Simmons.

The Gene Simmons autograph on the poster

The Gene Simmons autograph on the poster

All you have to do to enter for this “KISS Kontest” is submit your email address in the box below by Wednesday, May 31, 11:59 p.m. You will be immediately entered in the Giveaway and as a bonus you will receive Goldmine’s informative weekly eNewsletter (collecting news/tips and exclusive articles and interviews with your favorite classic artists). We will randomly draw winners from the entrants.