KISS frontman Paul Stanley has opened up about the number of surgeries he has been forced to undergo over the years due to a slew of injuries.
Speaking during an appearance on SiriusXM, the KISS singer/guitarist revealed that he’s been pretty accident-prone throughout his career, with the 69-year-old’s injuries ranging from torn cartilages to a hip replacement.
“Both my rotator cuffs have been repaired. I popped my bicep tendon about a year and a half ago and that had to be surgically repaired,” he began.
“I’ve torn the cartilage in both my knees, and that’s been taken care of. I’ve had a hip replacement. But modern medicine and science, God bless it.
“I’m good for another 50 thousand miles. And whether genetics play a part in it too – my dad is 101 [years old].
He added: “And I don’t mean he’s some guy who doesn’t know where he is or who he is. He could have this same conversation with you. God bless him. I hope those genes don’t skip a generation.”
Last month, Stanley crushed the hopes of KISS fans when he revealed that he didn’t ‘really see a reason’ for KISS to make any new music before calling it quits after their farewell tour.
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In an interview with USA Today (via Blabbermouth), Stanley admitted he doesn’t see any ‘real reward’ for producing new music as a classic band like KISS.
“I don’t really see a reason for [new music], to be quite honest,” he said.
He continued: “For the most part, when classic bands put out new albums, they’re looked at and listened to and thrown away because they don’t have the gravitas, they don’t have the age that comes with something being a time capsule or being attached to a certain period of your life.
“I’m not alone in that. When you see any classic bands on TV or if there’s a concert video, turn off the sound and I’ll tell you every time they’re playing a new song because the audience sits down.
“So it’s odd to me that people always want you to do a new album, but then they go, ‘That’s great. Now play your hits.’ So honestly, at this point, there isn’t a real reward in it.
“There’s much more of a reward in changing lanes — I’m still going forward. But in terms of recording more KISS material, I kind of go, ‘Why?’ I thought ‘Modern Day Delilah’ or ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ were as good as anything I’ve written and as good as anything we recorded, but understandably, it’s like new wine. It just hasn’t aged.
“So I’d rather not try to roll a stone up the hill,” he concluded.