(Gibson) Gene Simmons has announced that KISS are close to finishing their new album. According to Blabbermouth, the bass player and reality TV star said:
"We have all the songs arranged and written and all that. Like Sonic Boom, all the songs were written by the band. Paul [Stanley] is producing this one, too. The first day in the studio, we cut two songs. So we're steaming ahead, not thinking too much about it."
As for the sound and musical direction, Simmons said: "It's the classic sound of all time. Styles come and go; the only thing that sticks is The Stones and AC/DC, meat-and-potatoes stuff. That stuff is forever." He also spoke about the love of his life. (And it was not Ms Tweed)