And now what's more important (it seems) is the characters, not the musicians behind the masks. I wonder how long it will be before Paul and Gene hire their own replacements to keep the money machine rolling. Kiss will become a tribute band to itself. And what's funny is they're probably the only ones who could actually get away with it.
I think Kiss had bubblegum band merchandising, but was not a bubblegum band itself, though. Like, they wrote their own songs and played their own instruments, which I believe chewing gum bands don't do.
Oh, I see now, Tenebrini. I thought you were talking about the poster.
But seriously, Kiss? Artistic Integrity? They've always been on a par with the Archies and the Monkees.
I like to listen to them, but I couldn't give 2 shits beyond that.