During this month's NAMM convention (think of it as Comic-Con for music-tech junkies), music site Backstageaxxess.com interviewed KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who revealed that the band would be returning to the studio in the next few months to record the follow-up to their hugely successful 2009 comeback album Sonic Boom. The site recently posted the interview, and below the jump you can find out what Tommy had to say, when the new music might be going down, and what to expect next from the gods of thunder and rock & roll!
In the interview on the Backstageaxxess home page, Thayer started out talking about his sweet indigo blue glowing signature Duotone amplifier (the royalties from which are going to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles), and mentioned that he'd be taking the rig into the studio soon. That led to the obvious next question: is it a KISS project? If it is, when is it going to happen?
“We're going in the studio again in the next month or two,” Thayer revealed. “We're starting to work on writing some songs now.” He also said that the band would be following a similar creative path as Sonic Boom, which he described as a very positive experience. The plan is to “keep it all in the band in terms of the writing, with no agenda whatsoever besides just making and writing great rock 'n' roll songs that we love.” Paul Stanley will apparently step into the producer role again: “It worked so well last time,” Tommy said, “and he knows more what a KISS record should sound like than anybody... he's going to lead the charge.”
Thayer didn't know the timeline for the writing and recording process yet, but he did say that the band would probably be heading to the studio by March, and that the album would likely be released this year.
Check out the interview below!