Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley


1/20/1952, Queens, New York, USA

Birth Name

Stanley Harvey Eisen


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Paul Stanley is the lead singer for the rock band Kiss and an accomplished guitarist. Paul first joined the rock group Wicked Lester back in the 70's. Gene Simmons (who billed himself as Gene Klein at the time) was also a member of the band. In 1973 Wicked…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paul appeared on the cover of the March, 2007 issue of "Burn" magazine.

    • Marvel once issued a comic book based on Paul's band Kiss which contained actual blood from band members mixed in with the ink.

    • Gene Simmons is credited with having starting the band Kiss but Paul is credited for having chosen the band's name.

    • Paul was a "counselor" the February 15-19, 2007 Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp. The camp is held in Hollywood and ends with a battle of the bands at the House of Blues on Sunset in Hollywood.

    • Paul created a painting called "Tokyo Rain" inspired by his memories of driving through downtown Tokyo.

    • On April 13, 2007 Paul performed "Detroit Rock City" live on the NRL "Footy" show for Australian audiences.

    • To back him on his tour to promote his album "Live to Win" Paul performed with the band comprised of the gentlemen known for being the house band on the CBS TV show "Rock Star".

    • Paul has two art exhibitions that were held at the Charlotte, North Carolina Wentworth Gallery on April 27th and 28th, 2007.

    • Paul's new album "Live To Win" is a title that was mentioned on the South Park episode "Make Love Not Warcraft".

    • Paul was asked to produce albums for the bands Poison and Guns N' Roses, commitments to Kiss projects prevented his participation on either bands' albums.

    • Paul was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006 with the other members of Kiss.

    • Paul had hip replacement surgery in October, 2005.

    • Paul is six foot even.

    • April, 2007 Paul began a tour of Australia for his solo album "Live To Win". It is the first time Paul has ever toured solo outside the United States.

    • Paul was once engaged to actress Donna Dixon, she later married Dan Aykroyd in 1983 who she remains married to.

    • Paul has a son, Evan Shane Stanley, from his ex-wife Pamela Bowen. Evan was born in 1994.

    • Paul was born with Microtia, a congenital deformity of the pinna (outer ear). He appears at fundraising events for the organization AboutFace, which raises awareness for individuals born with facial differences.

    • Paul has performed on stage in 1999 as the Phantom for the Toronto version of "Phantom of the Opera".

    • Paul's is known as the Don Juan of the band Kiss. His choice of makeup began the persona of "The Starchild" for the group.

    • When Paul's band Kiss was known as Wicked Lester they recorded an album in 1971 which has never been released. Some songs from that unreleased album have appeared on Kiss's 2001 box set.

    • Paul and his wife, Erin Sutton, had a baby boy on 6 September 2006. Colin Michael Stanley weighed a healthy 3.7kg.

  • Quotes

    • Paul: Downloading is one of the tragedies of the 21st century. Under the guise of technology and fancy jargon, people have legalised stealing. When you say you're sharing files . . . you can't share what you don't own. I can't share your car. Sharing something with one person is one thing, sharing with tens of thousands of people is a crime. It's robbery.

    • Paul: Gene Simmons...Well, he has his dream list.

    • Paul (on his new son, Colin): Lucky for him, he looks just like his mother.

    • Paul: It is something that I have to decide and feel comfortable with in order to be able to commit myself to writing new material for KISS.

    • Paul: I am a little ambivalent towards the idea of a new KISS album, the fans would not appreciate it as much as the records that were part of their past.

    • Paul: We are exactly who we aspire to be, and who we work our asses off to be.

    • Paul: Reality Television is a contradiction in terms, or at the very least, misleading.

    • Paul: It was important to me to do the album I wanted to do, without any regard for anybody else's opinion or direction.

    • Paul: All it's about is doing what I want to do and what I have the freedom to do.

    • Paul: Modern is a very scary word.

    • Paul: The loudest negativity cannot put a dent in what I do.