There’s nothing new about a legendary rock band going through a succession of lead singers. Heck, Black Flag had three of ’em before Hank Garfield turned up. And while the New York Times’ Jeff Leeds finds such occurances a little more phenomenal than I would, there is one chilling proposition at the end of his article in this morning’s paper to consider.

Doc McGhee, who represents the rockers KISS, has been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to replace the original KISS and don the band’s famous makeup.

“KISS is more like Doritos or Pepsi, as far as a brand name is concerned,” he said. “They’re more characters than the individual person. I think they have a legitimate chance to carry the franchise.”

As long as Dale Torborg is not under consideration, I have no objection to this scheme.