But Stanley says he doesn't plan a similar gap for his next effort outside Kiss.
"I have no intention of waiting that long or anywhere near that long," said Stanley. "I would like to be in the studio within the next year, two at the most, and get to work again.
"It's an incredibly satisfying and validating experience to go into a studio without any restrictions and without any sense of having to take anyone else into account except myself. 'Live to Win' is absolutely how I think it should have sounded."
Kiss releases a new DVD, "Kissology: Volume One 1974-1977," on Oct. 31 and a CD box set, "Kiss Alive! 1975-2000," on Nov. 21.