KISS

The idea of Kiss forging on without him is within the realm of possibility, says Paul Stanley. Speaking with Billboard, the Kiss co-founder said the thought of no longer being involved with the band “certainly comes to mind” these days.

"I'm not sure about the idea of Kiss coming to an end,” he said. “We've built something that's so iconic, and I think it transcends any of the members so I can certainly see me not being there, seriously. There was a time where people said it had to be the four of us (Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) and those people are already 50 percent wrong. So I'm betting (another absence) could be overcome, too."

Kiss has a handful of festival and headlining dates scheduled this summer in Spain and Portugal this summer. With regard to music, however, Stanley has been more focused of late on his 13-member R&B group, Soul Station.

"We're working on a mission to really bring Philly soul and Motown live, the way it was done, [into] the studio," said Stanley. "I have some friends of mine who are some of the top producer/writers, and we may do some new material that's very much in that vein.”