It looks like it’s finally time to put this thing out of its misery…KISS may be planning to launch a farewell tour and reportedly filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to word mark the term "The End Of The Road".
The application was filed on February 8th by Kiss Catalog Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property rights for the legendary glam/hard rock band.
The application reportedly requests protection for the term "The End Of The Road" for entertainment services, and specifically "live performances by a musical band."
Cofounder Gene Simmons addressed the idea last year, when he said, "We'll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it's time to go, we'll go, and we'll do it the right way, with a big party. I'd like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet - something big and worldwide and maybe free."
The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz are hitting the road in June for their first-ever tour as a duo. They're calling the tour The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show (as opposed to simply The Monkees) because their fellow surviving bandmate Peter Tork is not participating. Though the set centers around the classic group's vast catalog, Nesmith and Dolenz plan to roll out deep cuts and rarities. "It will be very different than a Monkees show," Nesmith told Rolling Stone in January. "I mean, it'll be Monkees music, but there's no pretense there about Micky and I being the Monkees. We're not. We're the remnants."
Peter Tork explained in a press release that he was skipping the tour to focus on his upcoming Lead Belly tribute album, Relax Your Mind.