When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway.— Paul Stanley
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You're at your best when you don't know what you're doing.
Don't kid yourself; the guy who's onstage in ripped-up jeans is wearing as much a costume as I am.
We're the McDonalds of rock. Were always there to satisfy, and a billion served.
The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life.
There's a difference between standing up and telling people what you're planning to do and standing up and going and accomplishing something.
There are no fans more rabid or devoted than KISS fans.
KISS fans are what all other fans are measured against. That's how it came to be known as the KISS Army.
Nashville may be famed for its country music, but this may well be the capital of rock and roll music in the United States of America.
The fact that you can't base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands' problem, not mine.
I think KISS has always been about celebrating self-empowerment.
Celebrating the idea that anything is possible with determination and hard work.
The premise of Kiss has always been to not live within the confinements and boundaries other people set for themselves. We set our own limitations, and those are no limitations.
I was a chubby boy. My pants used to wear out in the middle, and it was because my legs used to rub together. I wasn't obese, just chunky.
To go from being an unpopular, chubby little kid who was chasing girls and couldn't seem to catch them, to being chased after and making sure I ran slow enough that I did get caught, it was 180 degree turn. It was being given the keys to the candy store.
Whenever anybody comes to me with a way that I can give something back, it would be ungrateful at this point in my life to not say yes.
Youth is incredible because you really do feel invincible.
You can't enter the Olympics unless you do your routine to get in shape for it.
The idea of going out on stage on a tour without having prepped for it would be suicide, literally.
A Kiss concert experience is like sex or anything else that's done with more that one person. It's the give and take that makes it so great. When the audience takes it to the next level, we can kick it up another notch.
The whole idea of rock and roll lifestyle is a cartoon.
It's a caricature. And at times, it's made up of people emulating others; a few who actually live that lifestyle and many who claim to live that lifestyle.
I was lucky enough as a kid to spend most of my weekends at the Fillmore East.
On a great night, that was like a Holy Roller evangelical church.
When rock roll is done with that fervor, it's close to gospel.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing.
You've got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It's absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I live in the house bad reviews built.
The only exercise I got as a kid was fork to mouth.
Food was equated with love in my household. I thought you left the table when the zipper was down and you'd explode if you took another bite. I'd eat my plate and then everyone else's leftovers.
Credibility is someone else's idea of what I should be doing.
My workout is always with a trainer because, quite honestly, I don't think most people are motivated enough to do what they need to on their own. You either need a spotter or you need a trainer. You need somebody there to push you to get that extra five.
Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I've seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, 'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'
It's a really special night for our fans. It's vindication.
I started working out, doing a formal workout right around 1980.
That's when I really decided I needed to get in shape and it may have been because you just start to see a decrease - a change in your body.
The great thing about doing art shows is you get to meet the people who are interested in your art, and I think that when you're purchasing a piece of art it's a tremendous bonus to get to meet the artist because you get a chance to pick their brain a bit and find out first hand what the piece is about for the artist.
America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it.
I had heard some women make comments about my chest, so why not show it off? Nobody wants to see a fat guy in tights. That wouldn't be fair to the fans.
I know life sometimes can get tough! And I know life sometimes can be a drag! But people, we have been given a gift, We have been given a road, And that road's name is... Rock and Roll!
If we're lucky we realize that life is really about family - your children, your family and your friends. Without that, the rest is hollow.
Gene sometimes... well, he has his dream list.
The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band.
Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me.
.. it takes you away from real life. It's a waste, and I don't find a need to sing my own praises.
I'm damn successful but I got here by not taking crap.
I still don't take crap, so if anybody needs a champion, let it be me.
We are still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but there are 3,000 Kiss products, a Kiss musical toothbrush, everything from Kiss caskets to Kiss condoms. There are no Radiohead condoms.
The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!
Core strengthening is key to everything.
It's not just about the way I look, but about stabilizing my body so I can perform better on stage.
When you're in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back.
If I had my way, I'd always be onstage. But I won't always be able to be onstage.
I tend to fly a bit under the radar.
I love being a member of KISS.
I've seen myself do stuff on stage that was pretty amazing.
I think that would be true for any athlete. Any top athlete will see something that they are very proud of. All my injuries will attest to the fact that besides being a musician, it comes down to being an athlete.
Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself.
If I write for myself, I write a song and I bring in the musicians that are best suited to play it. There's a freedom there.
The only thing I can say is consistent in all my paintings is vivid color.
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