KISS rockers clash over reality show

Reality isn t real yet
Reality isn't real...yet

If you're painting your face in the hopes of become the next Demon or Starchild, you may have to wait a bit - KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are disagreeing over a reality show in which they would hire their own band replacements.

Simmons recently told a Swedish journalist that the show was a done-deal. "We have already signed the contract," he said, "and it is going to go through in a couple of months."

Not so fast, says Stanley, who insists his leather-clad partner is exaggerating. "These things are typical," Stanley says. "Gene says something as if it was a fact, but there is no signed deal. The future has many possibilities. Will it happen next week? No! Am I opposed to the idea? Of course not."

Of the likelihood of a Stanley-less version of KISS, the singer-guitarist has said, "I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me."

By Joe Bosso