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Paul Stanley

Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952), better known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist, singer, musician, painter and songwriter best known for being the rhythm guitarist, primary lead vocalist and co-frontman (with Gene Simmons) of the rock band Kiss. He is of Jewish and German ancestry, his mother was born in Berlin, Germany. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band's highest-charting hits. Stanley established the "Starchild" character for his Kiss persona. Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Gibson.com Readers Poll also named him 13th on their list of Top 25 Frontmen. Before Kiss, Paul Stanley was in a local band, Rainbow (not to be confused with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow) and was also a member of Uncle Joe and Post War Baby Boom. Through a mutual friend of Gene Simmons', Stanley joined Simmons' band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s. The band recorded an album in 1972, but as of 2010 it has not been officially released (although songs from the album appeared on Kiss's 2001 box set). Wicked Lester soon fell apart and Stanley and Simmons placed ads for a drummer and a guitarist in

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Paul Stanley Kissed and Made Up With Eric Stonestreet

Paul Stanley
Kissed and Made Up With Eric Stonestreet

The Kiss vs. Eric Stonetreet (and his mother) beef is over ... so says Paul Stanley, who has even extended an invite to a Kiss concert as a show of friendship.The social media battle between… READ MORE >

Eric Stonestreet Beefs with Kiss Over Perceived Mom Diss

Eric Stonestreet
Beefs with Kiss Over Perceived Mom Diss

"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet called out Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for being rude to his mother on a flight yesterday, but Stanley claims the whole thing was a misunderstanding.… READ MORE >

- 180 days ago
Former KISS Member Peter Criss -- I DON'T HATE JEWS

Ex-KISS Member
I DON'T HATE JEWS

Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss insists he's NOT a raging anti-Semite, despite public accusations made by KISS guitarist Paul Stanley.Stanley unloaded on Criss and another ex-band mate Ace… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
Paul Stanley & Lil Steven -- Separated By a Head Scarf

Paul Stanley & Lil Steven -- Separated By a Head Scarf

Here's KISS guitarist Paul Stanley, 58, at an event in L.A. this weekend (left) -- and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt, 59, in NYC last month (right).A little… READ MORE >

- 1470 days ago
Paul Stanley Won't Poop on a Tour Bus...

Paul Stanley
Won't Poop on a Tour Bus...

... because KISS has their own frickin' private jet!It's amazing what rockstars are willing to reveal about themselves.   READ MORE >

- 2071 days ago
KISS Member Brags About His Member

KISS Member
Brags About His Member

When he wasn't being mistaken for Mickey Rourke, KISS rocker Paul Stanley informed us about a body part that could compete with Gene's long tongue -- he also knew he'd "get arrested" if he whipped… READ MORE >

- 2145 days ago

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