Paul Stanley’s Advice for Dying Kiss Fan
Paul Stanley recalled meeting Kiss fans at the end of their lives and the advice he gave to one of them during a “humbling” experience.
Stanley was asked during an interview with Fox News Digital about his most unique fan moments. “In the past few years there’s been a few people who were about to meet their maker, so to speak, and it was humbling to be in a room with them and see that it meant that much to them,” he replied.
“I was there to support them in any way I could. And I do remember telling someone, ‘I’m sure everybody wants you to stay, and everybody is pulling for you. And I’m here to tell you: You have to do what’s best for you when you feel you wanna let go.’”
Stanley insisted he has “no regrets” in life, and explained why he wrote his latest book. “The idea with Backstage Pass was to go more into how I’ve lived my life, my philosophy," he said. "It was a way of saying, ‘Perhaps you can’t do things the way I did, but there’s some food for thought.’ Perhaps I can inspire somebody or give them a little bit of light in their life, just judging by how I’ve done things; as opposed to telling them how they should do things. I’m in no position, not is anybody in a position to tell somebody how they should live.”
You can watch the interview below.
He was also asked about getting used to bandmate Gene Simmons drawing so much attention over the years. “Gene is very vocal and likes a certain amount of attention," he explained. "And there’s an old adage that ‘the squeaky wheel gets the oil.’ I don’t squeak a lot! So I had to also come to terms with the fact that we’re different people, and we have different results because of that.”
He added that their partnership had made success “possible for each other.”
Stanley was also queried about the relationship between Simmons and former guitarist Ace Frehley, who seem to cycle between working together and arguing with each other.
“I think that whatever ill will or anger there is usually dissipates over time," the frontman said. "Hopefully it will. The difference between us and other families or other relationships is that ours finds its way into the news. Everybody goes through things that are similar, but in our case, it's entertainment for people. Reading the news and gossip is entertainment. You don't get to read what your neighbors are spatting about, but you get to read what celebrities are spatting about. But I wouldn't lose any sleep over it."