Music News: KISS done with new music
12th Feb 2008 | 23:37
Sticking to the oldies
KISS star Gene Simmons insists the legendary rockers will never make another record because music is a dying industry.
The band will embark on an extensive European tour later this year -- but the New York-bred Detroit Rock City hitmakers have not released an album since Psycho Circus in 1998.
And Simmons is convinced they won't be clomping back to the recording studio as there is simply no money to make in selling discs.
"There's no new KISS material because there's no record industry," says Simmons. "Any band who tries to do new material is trying to climb a slippery mountain. Every day record companies are folding. It'd be nice to have new KISS songs, but what's the business model? Do you just put songs on the Internet for free? Then what?''
Apparently, Simmons hasn't heard Radiohead's latest album -- released on the Internet, for free or whatever price one wanted to pay.