KISS frontman Gene Simmons has poured cold water on rumours the original KISS line up - including former guitarist Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss - will reunite.
When quizzed on the rumours, he said: ''No, that means nothing. We've tried that. Ace and Peter [Criss, original KISS drummer] came into the band and were thrown out three different times because of drugs and alcohol. I mean, how many strikes do you want? And to new fans, it means nothing.''
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Paul Stanley, the frontman of Kiss, has written a candid autobiography in which he discusses his connection with the Phantom of the Opera which goes beyond the mask.
Paul Stanley, the frontman of rock band Kiss, has discussed his musical influences, his early interest in music and his connection to the Phantom of the Opera in his upcoming autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed.
Paul Stanley in his stage make-up performing in 2013.
The 62-year-old musician recently spoke to the Wall Street Journal and discussed the content of his autobiography which is due to be released on May 8th. Born in New York in the early fifties, Stanley, has been a member of one of the longest running and most successful heavy mental groups on the planet, Kiss. He is barely recognisable, much like his other band members, owing to the layers of monochrome make-up which have obscured his features for the last four decades.
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Starchild speaks: The frontman's 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed' is out now.
Paul Stanley, frontman of the glam rock outfit Kiss, has released a new memoir in which he details some of the more private aspects of his life and reflects upon his career fronting one of the world's biggest bands. From fairly humble beginnings and with a little hard work, Kiss became one of the highest selling rock n' roll acts of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.
Paul Stanley Releases Memoir, 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed.'
Life hasn't always been plain sailing for Stanley, 62, who is also known by his stage name The Starchild, owing to the black star he paints over his right eye. Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, the child afflicted with microtia, a facial deformity which prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf on the right side, didn't have an easy ride at the hands of his peers.
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KISS venture to Sydney, Australia midway through their latest world tour.
Hard rock four-piece Kiss hit Sydney, Australia midway through their expansive 2012/2013 world tour.
As part of their highly anticipated tour, seventies rock band Kiss played a seminal show at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on Sunday (March 10th 2013). Appearing on stage in all their shock rock glamour were rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley (aka The Starchild), bassist Gene Simmons (aka The Demon), lead guitarist Tommy Thayer (aka The Spaceman) and drummer Eric Singer (aka Catman) and there was no sense of age even with their declining record sales over recent years as they gave it their all on the Australian stage.
While KISS was a few years before my rock & roll prime, they were still quite popular when I was in school, and tales/rumors of Gene Simmons' cow tongue, blood splitting, backwards-masked lyrics, and the infamous "Knights In Satan's Service" moniker were the stuff of legend.
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