Paul Stanley has been adamant about the fact that KISS is much bigger than any individual member, and that he can absolutely see a scenario where the band continues (touring at least) long after he and Gene have hung up their boots.
That said, there is also speculation that the boys will launch one final KISS tour in January (it has trademarked the phrase, “End of the Road”).
Gene was asked about former members joining them onstage, and Gene said it was a possibility, but if they did, they would not be allowed to wear the makeup. As Gene says, “You cannot put on the makeup. You’ve been out of the band 20 years. It’s not going to happen.”
That’s not to say that there is any animosity between the guys and Ace, at least. In fact last fall, Ace joined Gene onstage with Gene’s solo band for a fundraiser (that also included Cheap Trick…in fact, I was interviewing Rick Neilsen in advance of CT’s show here with Nickelback when Gene interrupted us with a text about the event).
Read the full makeup story HERE.