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Kiss Drummer Eric Singer Is Tired of People Asking for the Original Lineup

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It’s hard out there for a replacement drummer. Just ask Eric Singer, who’s got a job most musicians would envy — pounding the skins for Kiss — but one that comes with a few occupational hazards, like having to hear the constant complaining of fans who wish the band’s original lineup would get back together.

“The people that want to complain about ‘I don’t like this,’ or ‘I don’t like that,’ ‘They should play this song,’ or ‘I only want the original band…’ The bottom line is: this is how Kiss exists right now, in 2013,” he pointed out during a recent interview with Radio Nova.

Continued Singer, who’s been in and out of the lineup since 1992, “Be glad there’s some version of Kiss and that we’re out there touring. We have just as much passion and case just as much as the band ever did or ever could. That’s what counts. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. I mean, Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] don’t need the money; they don’t need to do this. They do it because they love doing it.”

And not only is Singer not putting any stock in fans’ carping, he also sounds like he isn’t worried about Simmons’ recent pronouncement that the band might call it quits in 5-10 years. “Everybody wants to ask what’s going on tomorrow,” he shrugged. “Well, what about today? You don’t necessarily know what’s going to happen in the future. But one thing’s for sure: we’re here today and we’re going to put on a great show. I’m not saying don’t have to think about tomorrow – but you can’t worry about tomorrow. Just live one day at a time, try to learn to live in the moment.”

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