Paul Stanley, charismatic singer and guitarist for Kiss, has said that Kiss can live on without him.

In a recent interview with Spin, the singer said “If I had my way I'd always be onstage. But I won't always be able to be onstage. At that point, somebody else should be there in my place. As big as my ego may be, I'm really not of the belief that I can't be replaced. I didn't invent the wheel. There's someone else out there who can do what I do, maybe a little differently.”

The comments come as no surprise, since original drummer Peter Criss was replaced by Eric Singer and original lead guitarist Ace Frehley was replaced by Tommy Thayer many years ago, and fans didn’t care, since the live show is more important than the actual people on the stage.

“I believe that Kiss is bigger than it's individual members,” Stanley continued. “I would be proud to know that I was right and have somebody else up there in my place when it's called for. That won't be anytime soon, but someday it could happen.”

If you live in the States, check the band out at:

23 - Frontier Park, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY
24 - North Dakota State Fair, Minor, ND
29 - First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
30 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinati, OH
31 - Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA

6 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA
7 - Comcast Center, Boston, MA
9 - Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN
10 - Essar Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
13 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
14 - Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
15 - Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
17 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
19 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
20 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
21 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
27 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
29 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
31 - Lakewood Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI

2 - Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
3 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
4 - Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN
10 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
11 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI
12 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
17 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
18 - Pizza Hut Park, Dallas, TX
19 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
22 - Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
24 - Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
25 - California Speedway, Fontana, CA