02/25/2018

Q & A with Paul Stanley of KISS

 

VACAVILLE — Paul Stanley, rhythm guitarist/singer/songwriter for the rock band KISS, made an appearance Tuesday in Vacaville at Rock & Brews, the chain of restaurants he, along with bandmate Gene Simmons and others, founded.

The purpose of Stanley’s appearance was twofold: to promote the rock-themed restaurant and to honor military members, 200 of whom were treated to a free luncheon.

Stanley’s career with KISS goes back more than four decades and includes selling more than 75 million records worldwide. In addition to his time spent touring while wearing the band’s iconic makeup and recording both band and solo albums, Stanley has indulged in other interests.

They include writing a memoir, performing on Broadway in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera,” touring with Paul Stanley’s Soul Station, which plays classic Motown and other R & B hits, creating fine art paintings and working with an organization called About Face that helps children born with facial differences.

Stanley answered a few questions for the Daily Republic before the military luncheon Tuesday.

Q: Do you have any stories about how your music helped fans?

A: The stories are so numerous, it’s hard to pick one. I’m thankful the music can be an inspiration to them and something for them to hold on to. It’s great to hear people say I helped get through tough times – getting through school or through a death in the family. It’s always great to know you are an inspiration to people.

02/24/2018

A KISS Army Marching Into Darkness

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The world famous face-painted rock and roll band, KISS, once again cuts loose in comics, but this time against the threat of deadites! Read this interview about the upcoming KISS/Army of Darkness #1 (DEC171397) from Dynamite Entertainment which hits comic shops next February!

KISS/Army of Darkness #1 (DEC171397) is in comic shops February 28.

D.E.: What drew you to taking on this project, and what's been your favorite part of working on it thus far?

Chris Sims: When we did our first Army of Darkness comic, I talked in interviews about how ADO was the only thing that I ever wrote fan-fiction about when I was a kid. I never posted it anywhere -- and I'm old enough that I wrote it on a computer without a modem to even connect to the Internet, so it's been lost to the ages -- but it happened, and it won't surprise you that

I spent a lot of time wondering what would happen if I could throw Ash into a crossover, too. Dynamite has done some really great ones in the past, but this one is shaping up to be one of the wildest, if only because we get to put our own spin on the idea of KISS as a kickass interdi­ mensional supernatural strike-force. Get it?

02/23/2018

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 2015

On this day in KISSTORY - February 23, 2015 - KISS opened the Japanese leg of the 40th Anniversary Tour at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
02/21/2018

The KISS NAVY ROCKS!

Thanks for sharing. See you in Oct/Nov, Silvy!

KISS Kruise VII framed! And KISS Kruise VIII booked! Happy! -Silvy Roos!

02/20/2018

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 1976

On this day in KISSTORY - February 20, 1976 - KISS planted their platform boots into wet cement outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre!

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