After more than four decades of rocking, Kiss have filed a trademark that could indicate the end of the road
Kiss have been rocking and rolling all night and partying every day for about 45 years now. It is fair to assume that the idea of retirement may be crossing their minds at this point in time.
The flame of this idea was further fanned when last month the band filed a trademark claim for the name “End of the Road”.
However, in a recent interview with guitarist and singer Paul Stanley people’s fears were assuaged and everything has been cleared up with him saying:
“It’s not the first trademark that’s been filed. I thought it was a terrific name, and I was surprised nobody had used it before. I wanted to make sure that when we used it, and there will be a time that we do, I imagine — I wanted to be sure that we own it and it’s ours.
When we wanted to go out and do the ‘Hottest Show On Earth’ tour, Ringling Bros. came to us and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ It set off a light and bell for me.
We’ve always had slogans or sayings that are synonymous with us, and this was another. Everything does end, in one form or another. When it’s my time, I want to go out in style, and I want to go out guns blazing. So, when I came up with this idea, I thought let’s make sure we tie this up.”
It is currently unknown as to whether or not the name was granted to the band by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. If they are granted it, they will be able to use it in association with any of their live performances.
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