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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Paul Stanley of US rock group Kiss performs live on stage, for a one-off Independence Day show as a fundraiser for the Help for Heroes charity, at The Kentish Town Forum on July 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Fame and fortune aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. That’s a piece of advice Paul Stanley, someone who has both, would like fans to know.

In a clip released from his larger interview airing Tuesday on AXS TV, the KISS frontman told Dan Rather he feels fame sets a person up for disappointment.

“I was fortunate enough to have success come to me, and realized that it didn’t change anything. So I was really blessed, because, at that point in your life, when you become famous, it’s either a disappointment because it’s not a remedy, and you either put a needle in your arm, a gun in your mouth, or you live life as a victim,” Stanley says on “The Big Interview”.

Thankfully, The Star Child took a different approach, revealing, “So I decided that I would spend my life or my time on self-exploration and trying to make myself a better person and see where that is going to take me.”