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Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952, Queens, New York) known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of most of the band's highest-charting hits, including "Let's Put The X In Sex","Everytime I Look At You","Love Gun","Detroit Rock City," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Hard Luck Woman", "I Was Made for Loving You," "Crazy Crazy Nights," and "Forever. Before Wicked Lester, Paul Stanley was in a local band, Rainbow (not to be confused with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow) and Uncle Joe. Through a mutual friend of Gene Simmons, Stanley joined Simmons' band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s. The band recorded an album in 1971, but as of 2005 it has never 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 various New York papers. This resulted in Peter Criss and Ace Frehley joining the group, and they named themselves Kiss. Kiss released their self-titled debut in February 1974. Paul's persona in Kiss is "The Starchild." Wearing Spandex and platform boots, Stanley's persona is that of a Don Juan-esque lover, combining effeminate elements with elements of extreme masculinity, rather than mere androgyny. Although Stanley's voice is generally very soft and eloquent during normal conversation, he uses a specific "stage voice" which is like a "Rock N' Roll Preacher", much like Gene Simmons adopts an animalistic growl on stage for his demon persona. Unlike most leading rock frontmen, he gets the crowd to join the band in many of their classic hits and also tends to give a speech or "scripted" story for certain songs (e.g. having sexual encounters with nurses and other women he's met on tour and how much he supports U.S. troops overseas).
In his book Sex Money Kiss, Gene Simmons admits that Paul was the driving force for Kiss during the makeup-free 1980s, while Simmons was feeling lost without his demon makeup and attempting to launch a film career.
The High School of Music & Art, New York City, New York, USA
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Stanley Harvey Eisen
Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer, Painter, Actor
Evan Stanley (son), Colin Stanley (son), Sarah Stanley (daughter), Emily Stanley (daughter)
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Stanley Bert Eisen (born January 20, 1952), known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and singer of the rock band Kiss. 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.
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Hard rock, Heavy Metal
New Door, Universal Music Group
Kiss, Band Aid, Wicked Lester
Julia Eisen (sister)
Paul Stanley's Soul Station
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