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Paul Stanley And Gene Simmons Actively Gearing Up For A New Kiss Album?

Dec 19, 2015 11:05 PM EST | By Sherylyn Toda
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Paul Stanley And Gene Simmons Actively Gearing Up For A New Kiss Album?
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Will Kiss finally regroup and release a new album?

Well that could be the case, given how its band members have openly expressed their desire to come up with new songs.

According to a recent interview with Gene Simmons as reported by NU.nl, Kiss band members are actually gearing up for a new album probably by next year after they finished their personal commitments.

"It will happen when we have time. I have music in me that needs to come out. I recently wrote a song called 'Your Wish Is My Command.' It feels like a Kiss song and it just needs to be released on a [new] Kiss album."

"First we have to finish a whole slew of shows. That will take at least until the end of this year."

And while a new album is on the line, Kiss is also set to perfrom for six shows in 2016.

There would be one show in both January and February, while three shows in Germany for May and one in Italy on June have been scheduled.

And according to the band's bassist, Gene Simmons, Kiss could be self-producing their new album with Paul Stanley spearheading.

"I'm glad about that - I no longer have the energy to come to the studio every day," he said of the band's plans for the new album. "Paul doesn't have so many other things in his life that demand attention, so he can concentrate fully on the project."

And In an interview with Team Rock, Stanley revealed that he plans to pursue the new album if there would be no contract forcing them to do so.

"There has to be a purpose to us doing an album," the Kiss frontman explained of his plans for a new Kiss album. "There was a time when we did albums because the contracts said so. But I only want to work now when it's justified. Sonic Boom was an album that was very much needed to be done and Monster just felt like, 'Well, we did Sonic Boom - let's see where we go from here.'"

"Having accomplished that, I feel we can move forward without new music. There are enough things going on in KISS that right now it doesn't feel utterly necessary to make a new album."

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