For over four decades, Paul Stanley has served as the on-stage ringleader and backstage prime mover for Kiss. After helping the famously facepainted group rise to the top of the rock world in the mid-'70s, Stanley kept the ship afloat through a series of lineup, image and musical style changes during the '80s and early '90s -- even as his longtime musical partner Gene Simmons admittedly let his attention wander into film and television projects. In recent years, he has produced and spearheaded two well-received Kiss studio albums -- 'Sonic Boom' and 'Monster' -- and in 2014 he released an autobiography entitled 'Face the Music - A Life Exposed.'
Hear Kiss' Stanley + Simmons Trade Vocals on New ‘Creatures' Demo
Only Simmons would end up singing on the final version of "Not for the Innocent."
Why Paul Stanley Was 'Dead Set' Against Kiss' 'Carnival of Souls'
Grunge-heavy LP found the band again chasing popular trends.
Paul Stanley Predicts 'Enough Tears' at Final Kiss Show
Gene Simmons says it would be "saddest thing" if Ace Frehley and Peter Criss aren't there.
Paul Stanley Embraces Kiss' 'Phantom' Film Like an 'Ugly Child'
"We knew nothing about acting, nothing about filmmaking."
Paul Stanley Reflects on Success of Kiss' 'Do or Die' 'Destroyer'
"'Destroyer' was pivotal for us, a real a raise-the-bar moment," singer and guitarist says.
Paul Stanley Reveals New Plans for the End of Kiss' Farewell Tour
Guitarist talks band's future.
Paul Stanley on Recovering From COVID: 'It Kicked My Ass'
Kiss cofounder says symptoms were mild compared to others.
Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID, Kiss Postpone Show
Band and crew are entirely vaccinated and have been operating "in a bubble" while on tour.
Paul Stanley Explains the Evolution of Kiss’ ‘Detroit Rock City’
Track "started off as just a song to sing the praises of this rock 'n' roll city" before gaining a deeper meaning.
Why Paul Stanley Didn’t Like the First Kiss Album
Frontman says sound and cover of 1974 debut were “not what I had in mind.”