David Lee Roth Believes KISS And Him Can Be Replicated
David Lee Roth in an interview for Lipps Service - Lipps Service / Youtube
David Lee Roth says he believes that KISS could have six versions of the band going on tour at the same time in the future, also adding that five versions of himself could do the same thing as well.
This stemmed from the band’s previous statements that KISS could continue performing even without the original members around. Manager Don McGhee reinforced the idea, saying that, “As long as [some] kids walk out there and they have that makeup and they have that attitude and they have a great fucking visual show … that’s what Kiss is. Kiss is a way of life.”
In a recent interview, Roth (who is opening for the band during their current leg of their farewell tour), said, “Kiss has transcended the bias of music the way Cirque de Soleil or Blue Man Group has. I, myself, would recommend to them if that, in fact, this is the final tour, perhaps go Blue Man Group. Why couldn’t there be six variations of Kiss traveling on the continent? … It includes so much more than the music. It begins with the music, but it extends into theater and, I’ll say with respect, circus.”
DLR also added that “for myself, I’m calling this ‘The Last Tour Unless It Isn’t.’ Once I throw in the shoes, though, I’m thinking of going Lassie. There will be five of me touring and, allegedly, one of them will be a girl. You’re going to have to come and see the shows. Several times.”
The rocker concluded the interview with his own reflections. “David Lee Roth is not a rock band. David Lee Roth is an attitude. David Lee Roth is an answer. ‘What would Dave do?’ And that’s not always so funny,” he said. “I’ve seen young people join the Marines based on that. I know a couple Marines who didn’t come back. I know what their parents think. I know people who got married based on that. And I know a few who got divorced based on that. There are a lot of considerations bittersweet. There’s a little sea salt in the caramel, and I take it all seriously. It has always been way more transcendent than simply music.”