Bassist-singer Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone the band is working in the studio and the songs for the new album are all written.

“There’s nothing to prove to anybody. We’re not interested in musical trends or anything else. We’re too long in the tooth for that. So it’s going to be sort of a classic ’70s rock & roll vibe. Meat and potatoes. You know, sometimes you just want to go out and have a meat and potatoes thing [and] forget the French dressing,” Simmons said.

He explained that the songs are “about the obvious things.” One example Simmons referenced is the track “Rotten To The Core.” Duh, it’s KISS! How obvious is that?!

Simmons added that the lyrics won’t include “No secret to life, no political messaging, nothing like that.”

The album will be produced by singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. Simmons is busy scoping out Canadian acts to sign to his recently resurrected Simmons Records, which he is running along with Universal Music Canada and businesswoman/former politician Belinda Stronach, according to RS.

KISS has dates on the books through July, touring Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Canada.

The band’s most recent release is 1998’s Psycho Circus.

Read the Rolling Stone article here.