Paul Stanley

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Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley - Azkena Rock Festival 2010 1.jpg
Background information
Birth nameStanley Eisen
Born (1952-01-20) January 20, 1952 (age 69)
New York City, U.S.
Genreshard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1972–present
Associated actsKiss

Paul Stanley (born January 20, 1952) is an American hard rock guitarist and singer for hard rock band Kiss.

Biography[change | change source]

Born in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., on January 20, 1952. He moved to Queens, New York City in 1960. Paul was heavily influenced by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones image and was coming little by little the world of rock'n'roll. He played Elvis songs in his garage with a guitar he got for his birthday. After a while playing in a cover band called Uncle Joe, he recorded a single for CBS.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Kiss released their first album, called Kiss, in 1973.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

  • Kiss (1974)
  • Hotter Than Hell (1974)
  • Dressed To Kill (1975)
  • Alive! (1975)
  • Destroyer (1976)
  • Rock And Roll Over (1976)
  • Love Gun (1977)
  • Alive II (1977)
  • Paul Stanley (1978) (solo)
  • Dynasty (1979)
  • Unmasked (1980)
  • Music From "The Elder" (1981)
  • Creatures Of The Night (1982)
  • Lick It Up (1983)
  • Animalize (1984)
  • Asylum (1985)
  • Crazy Nights (1987)
  • Hot In The Shade (1989)
  • Revenge (1992)
  • Alive III (1993)
  • Kiss Unplugged (1996)
  • Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997)
  • Psycho Circus (1998)
  • Kiss Symphony: Alive IV (2004)
  • Live to Win (2006)(solo)
  • Sonic Boom (2009)

References[change | change source]

  1. Inc, Nielsen Business Media (9 August 2003). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books.
  2. Kiss (band) Members: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer, Mark St. John, Kiss Band Members, Tommy Thayer. General Books LLC. 2010. ISBN 978-1-155-21274-6.

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