Even so, "the celebration of the core of it," he says, "has never changed."
Once again, Kiss, along with current touring partners Def Leppard, have hired a pair of veterans as part of their crew.
Kiss takes on Foreigner in this week's temperature-themed Clash of the Titans.
Gene Simmons has taken to Twitter to offer an explanation for a YouTube video that appears to show him urinating on stage right in the middle of a Kiss concert.
'4th and Loud,' which chronicles the inaugural season of the L.A. Kiss arena football team, will premiere on Aug. 5.
When Metallica is ready to retire, James Hetfield says he is against the idea of a 'Farewell' tour.
"They chose to be alcoholics and f----ups, now in doing that they have to face the consequences. Gene Simmons didn't do it, why should he face the consequences?"
Kiss and Def Leppard kicked off their 40-date summer tour last night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both groups, particularly Kiss, had some setlist surprises in store for the crowd.
Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and the Eagles all received the all-star tribute album treatment in the early '90s. Why not Kiss?
Kiss' biggest and boldest shows yet would unfortunately mark the end of an era.