Today is the 65th birthday of the legendary Paul Stanley of KISS. He is the Starchild of Hard Rock and we wish him well on this big birthday. The photo that I used for this toast comes from the bands July 2014 show at the PNC Bank Arts Center. They were performing with Def Leppard as a co-headlining run with support from Kobra and The Lotus. It was shot with the Canon 60D at close quarters of the pit.
I’ve been a KISS fan for decades now and always look forward to seeing them in concert or at special appearances. They are my favorite band above them all, and Paul was the first front man who I viewed as a real life comic book superhero. If you care to wish Paul a Happy Birthday via this posting, please post it in as a comment and I’ll be sure to share the post with his publicity people. Happy Birthday Paul. Enjoy your day.
Hey my fiends, so Paul Stanley was signing copies of his brand new Harper One biography “Face The Music: A Life Exposed” last night at the Barnes & Noble down on Warren Street in Downtown Manhattan and with my being the KISS fan that I am, I just had to set some time aside to head down there to be a part of the assembled KISS Army. Check out the cover of the book below.
The sign at the store told those planning on attending and the passerby about the event this evening and as you can see Paul was NOT going to be signing anything other than the book. Sometimes fans show up with tons of memorabilia which slows the process down quite a bit.
In just a few short days, Paul Stanley and the rest of the members of the original KISS lineup will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremony being held at the Barclay’s Center. Now since he is going to be in the city, why not sign copies of his brand new book “Face The Music: A Life Exposed” at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble. Yeah you read that right. Paul Stanley is signing books tonight at 6pm at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble. Check out the cool cover below.
Paul Stanley is the legendary front man of my favorite band in the world KISS and he delivered a rock solid solo performance at Irving Plaza which was discussed in full on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the full photo gallery that was captured during the permitted time.
Artist: Paul Stanley Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY) Opener: Slunt Date: 10/28/2006 Label: New Door/Universal Music
Tonight was a night that KISS fans have been waiting for since 1989, as it has been that long since Paul Stanley had performed on a solo tour. He would choose Irving Plaza in New York City which guaranteed a level of intimacy to the attending and long sold-out crowd. Paul would be showcasing his first solo album in two decades “Live To Win” and choose as his band the members of the House Band for the hit television series “Rockstar: INXS & Supernova”. The opener for the set would be Slunt and together all of this combined would surely be a night to remember. Here is what an excited venue full of KISS fans got to experience.
I remembered catching Slunt as the opener for Motorhead sometime last year and at the time I felt that it was a badly matched pairing. The band had talent and a look – but to me could not generate the level of excitement needed for a Hard Rock Metal group like Motorhead. Yet tonight I would find myself feeling different, as the band led by Abby Gennet, a Rock & Roll siren if there ever was one, would truly impress me with their brand of high-energy Rock & Roll. The band features Pat Harrington (guitar), Chris Ruggiero (drums) and Jhen Kobran (bass) and all of them work perfectly with the kind of music Paul would be delivering tonight. They rock when it comes down to it, and they all look like they are having a great time onstage which is always what one should display during lively music. Their performance would focus on music from their debut “Get A Load Of This” and a sneak peek at some stuff on the forthcoming effort “One Night Stand”. Some people might remember Gennet from before, as she was a former MTV2 VJ. She simply decided that talking about Rock & Roll was not as fun as doing it. The group showed a great amount of personality onstage and we would find them after their set mingling with the audience at the merchandise booth and posing for pictures. This was a good mix of music and they are set to do most of the dates on Paul’s tour – it should help with sales of their new record I am certain.