PAUL STANLEY: Why 'Rock And Roll All Nite' Will Be Last Song KISS Performs At Final Concert
March 30, 2019
In a brand new interview with Australia's "Sunday Night", Paul Stanley was asked which song KISS will perform as the last encore at the final concert of the band's ongoing "End Of The Road" farewell tour. He responded (see video below): "The last song has to be 'Rock And Roll All Nite And Party Every Day'. That is the rock anthem that connects the world. It was the start of other people coming up with anthems. They really didn't exist, per se. So, 'Rock And Roll All Nite And Party Every Day', that's a song that just connects with people on all different levels."
Admitting that he gets "exhausted" while performing with KISS at the age of 69, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons denied that it was a factor in his band's decision to call it quits. "It's because of the pride that we have," he explained. "Remember, we introduce ourselves with 'You wanted the best. You got the best. The hottest band in the world: KISS.' I want those words to mean something, even until the very last show. I'm gonna be 70. Bitch, you wanna get into my outfit, you wanna step into my shoes? Ten pounds each. There'll be about 42 to 45 pounds of gear. Oh, yes, you have to shoot fire out of your mouth, sometimes out of your ass. And you're exhausted at the end of it. So, could I be in a band until my late 70s? Sure. But I'd have to join U2 or THE [ROLLING] STONES, put on a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt and just strum. But in terms of physicality, we're the hardest-working band on earth."
KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour launched in late January in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first leg of the global trek, which could last three years, will wrap April 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
The touring lineup features the current version of the band — Stanley, Simmons, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.