I believe the complete opposite from what Paul does.
You see, Paul and Gene have gotten lazy and forgetful and forgotten what real rock and roll is. If anything this is why rock is dead.
The reason Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent didn't wear Ace and peter's makeup is because Kiss was considered unique and each makeup was made by each individual.
Now to keep the cash rolling in Gene and Paul have changed the script.
I reverse what Paul said and would say to him "You are sell outs for corporate america. Your band that used to be cutting edge and stood for something has become a sellout (like Metallica) for cash. and this is why Rock is dead. Rock was about saying fuck you to the man, not making multi-million dollar deals for cash. I haven't bought a kiss album in over 20 years and the reason why is clear; you care more about money than you do being genuine. It's not a small amount of people who agree with me, there are a tremendous amount of people who feel the same.
Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer have no musical legacy. They act, dress and yes even write like those they replaced. It's sad and unfair. To both they and the fans.
Sure 600,000 saw you, but you've lost quite a few because you care more for cash than you do for the music and fans. This is why rock has died. It became old, fat and bald with corporate money stuffed in it's pockets."