October 07, 2006
KISSONLINE.com EXCLUSIVE KISSONLINE spent Friday with Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, as he rehearsed for his upcoming LIVE TO WIN Tour! Backed by the House Band from the TV show Rock Star, Stanley tore through a mix of material that would make any Paul fan scream with delight! On it's own, the set list is major news but even bigger news is the sound of Paul and his backing band! Comprised of Paul Mirkovich (Keyboards), Jim McGorman (Guitar), Rafael Moreira (Lead Guitar), Nate Morton (Drums) and Sasha Krivstov (Bass), the House Band is a tight unit of musicians on top of their field! Add the greatest front man in rock and look out! The admiration and respect between Paul and the band is clearly evident. The scary part is this was only the third rehearsal so far. Rehearsals are scheduled almost daily, right up until opening night - October 21st. It should also be noted these are not short rehearsals. Today the guys spent over seven hours delivering the set with a three guitar attack, along with keyboards, a ferocious rhythm section, outstanding backing vocals and Paul Stanley in fine vocal form! We promised Paul we would not ruin the surprise by posting the set list, but we can tell you there is a nice mix of new material from LIVE TO WIN, tracks from his classic '78 album and KISS songs - some of which have never been played live before! GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!!!