Apr 09 2014
By Geoff Barton

Calling all members of the Kiss Army!

To celebrate 40 years since the debut of the first Kiss album, Classic Rock is releasing a Limited Edition Collector’s Folio containing four exclusive copies of Classic Rock issue No.196.

This limited deluxe edition features four issues of the magazine – one for each band member – with an exclusive Danny Clinch solo shot (suited and booted by John Varvatos) on the cover of each. The run is strictly limited to 2,500 copies.

As well as the epic 18-page celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, each of the four issues comes with bespoke bonus content, plus a giant double-sided A1 poster from the forthcoming Kiss film by Alan G. Parker.

Each cover will include an exclusive, additional interview with the respective cover star – be it Paul, Gene, Eric or Tommy, the ultimate Kiss Buyer’s Guide and more.

As if that wasn’t enough, it’s all housed in a luxurious, foil-embossed hardback slipcase.

You can order this special limited edition here. Get ’em while they’re hotter than hell… When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Please note, this is a premium product and weighs over 2kg, therefore shipping has been included in the total cost.

Only available while stocks last. Please note all packages will be sent in a La Poste package. Shipping will commence from April 9.

The standard issue of Classic Rock issue No.196, with Kiss on the front cover, will be available on UK newsstands from March 26 – or you can pre-order here.
Apr 08 2014
Thanks to everyone who came out to support Face The Music in Tribeca and Staten Island! Hope to see you in New Jersey tonight!

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Photos by Al Soluri, Keith Leroux and Soni Giles.
Apr 08 2014
Apr 08 2014
Paul Stanley's autobiography Face The Music is in stores today. Paul goes behind the makeup and really gives you an insight into his life. Yes, of course it talks about Kiss. But he really digs into his life. His feelings of alienation while looking for love. The taunting he took as a child. The drive to succeed.

And Kiss goes into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this week. So we had to get his opinions on finally getting inducted after being snubbed by the hall for so many years

Apr 08 2014
Paul Stanley’s gripping memoir of personal revelations and gritty rock ‘n roll war stories is now in stores!

CLICK HERE to read an excerpt from Face The Music.
Apr 08 2014
Apr 08 2014
KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case is available for Pre-order NOW!

CLICK HERE to pre-order KISSTERIA now!
Apr 08 2014
BY Paul StanleBY Paul Stanley

The star-adorned KISS frontman Paul Stanley strips down in his new memoir—Face The Music: A Life Exposed, which hits bookshelves tomorrow—to reveal the highs and lows of life in one of music history’s biggest rock bands. It’s brutally honest, touchingly reflective, and reveals the secret to one thing we’ve always wanted to know: how he gets the face-painted star so damn perfect. Here, founding member Stanley—the original makeup-for-men aficionados—describes how he gets his look, in a condensed selection from Face the Music:

I sit down and look in the mirror, staring for a moment into the eyes peering out at me. The mirror is surrounded by high-watt theater-style bulbs, and on the table in front of the brightly lit mirror is a small black makeup case. We hit the stage in about three hours, which means it’s time for the ritual that has defined my professional life for forty years.

First, I wipe my face with an astringent, to close the pores. Then I grab a container of “clown white,” a thick, cream-based makeup. I dip my fingers into the tub of white goo and start applying it all over my face, leaving some space open around my right eye, where the rough outline of the star will be.

Once the white is on, I take the pointed end of a beautician’s comb, one with a metal point, and sketch the outline of the star, freehand, around my right eye. It leaves a line through the white makeup. Then with a Q-tip I clean up the inside of the star. I also clean up the shape of my lips.y
Apr 08 2014
The Master soaring. Jimmy Page at 37,000 feet. London to Tokyo with Paul Stanley's Face The Music!

Thanks Ross Halfin for the photo!
Apr 07 2014

Here's a clip of Gene Simmons' cameo in Greg Poehler's Welcome to Sweden.
Apr 07 2014
Paul took part in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session on Reddit.com this morning. Here are his answers to the many questions that fans asked:

* Paul_Stanley: I am Paul Stanley – author of the the book Face The Music, musician, author, cook, painter. Oh and I almost forgot…KISS. AMA

toborknip: Unlike many other bands, KISS seems to be passed on from parents their children, what would you tell the little ones that freak out and get excited watching your performances, and the ones that you inspire to follow the path of music / rock ? How do you feel about being able to reach out to new generations with your art?

* Paul_Stanley: KISS at this point is almost more a tribe. We're much more than a band. The idea that there is a right of passage from one generation to the other is humbling & rewarding. That parents want their children to share something that is and was important to them is profound. I'm humbled.

finnlizzy: I want to rock and roll all night, but have other commitments during the day.
How do you do it?

* Paul_Stanley: Don't do it every night.

kenp2: I have read that you have gotten a cochlear implant in your right ear and can hear sounds on that side thru bone conduction. does this mean that you experience music in a stereo sense? or is it still different? BTW huge fan! I met you at the KISS/Aerosmith meet and greet and was too nervous to say anything other than to shake your hand twice! You signed an ID sheet I bought at the KISS auction.

* Paul_Stanley: Great question! I did have a bone conduction implant done. But honestly at this point in my life, it's very difficult for your brain to adjust and rewire in a sense - in other words, I've spent my life hearing the way I think of as "normal" and to hear any other way is very confusing. I took the implant out.

jerry1013: Hey Paul, What's a good "hidden gem" in the KISS catalog for you? As someone who loves all of your albums, it'd be interesting to find out what song(s) you feel deserve some praise they don't usually get. (Nowhere To Run would be my pick)

* Paul_Stanley: I'm with you.
Apr 07 2014

Paul Stanley and the heavy metal band KISS made it big more than four decades ago and he just put out a memoir called "Face the Music: A Life Exposed."

Stanley recently sat down with CBS News' Anthony Mason. They talked about his ongoing feuds, and finally getting into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. He told Mason that after 15 years of eligibility, the invitation still feels like a slap in the face.

Mason: You're being inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Stanley: Or indicted.

Mason: Indicted?

Stanley: The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame is fluff. It's a farce. It's like an Addams Family bar mitzvah. I'm gonna go, but let's not kid ourselves, you know. That's not the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame is walking the streets.

Mason: You don't see it as an honor?

Stanley: I see it as dubious. We are the bitter pill that they ultimately had to swallow. Because they don't like us. And the only reason they're inducting us is because they begin to look foolish at some point for not having us in.
Apr 07 2014
Paul Stanley's "Face the Music: A Life Exposed" will be released in ALL formats including eBook and spoken word this Tuesday, April 8th! Paul will be signing copies of his new book at the following locations this week:

Monday, April 7 – New York - 6:00 pm

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Tuesday, April 8 – New York - 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Wednesday, April 9 – New York/New Jersey - 6:00 pm

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Apr 07 2014
In the photos:

Paul talks with the press after the teams big win.

Paul with Team president Schuyler Hoversten.

Paul waves to the crowd during the game.

Photos by Keith Leroux for KOL.
Apr 07 2014
Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick and Sophie Simmons visited with KISS fans at Saturday's LA KISS home opener.

Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
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