You wanted the best, you got the best. You'll just have to wait til later this year to get it.  KISS is working on a new album according to Tommy Thayer.

During this month's NAMM convention (think of it as Comic-Con for music-tech junkies), music site interviewed KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who revealed that the band would be returning to the studio in the next few months to record the follow-up to their hugely successful 2009 comeback album Sonic Boom.

“We're going in the studio again in the next month or two,” Thayer revealed. “We're starting to work on writing some songs now.” He also said that the band would be following a similar creative path as Sonic Boom, which he described as a very positive experience. The plan is to “keep it all in the band in terms of the writing, with no agenda whatsoever besides just making and writing great rock 'n' roll songs that we love.” Paul Stanley will apparently step into the producer role again: “It worked so well last time,” Tommy said, “and he knows more what a KISS record should sound like than anybody... he's going to lead the charge.”