Kiss and Def Leppard announce tour for summer 2014

Kiss and Def Leppard announce tour for summer 2014

March 17 (UPI) -- Kiss and Def Leppard will join forces for a North American "2014 Heroes Tour" this summer.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
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LA KISS offers recently cut NFL player, Tim Tebow, a three-year deal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Arena Football League's Los Angeles team, KISS, said it has offered recently cut NFL quarterback Tim Tebow a three-year deal.

Dual mode Brimstone on target

PARIS, July 13 (UPI) -- An operational dual mode Brimstone missile from MBDA has been successfully fired for the first time in Britain against a fast-moving maritime target.
Gene Simmons of KISS gets married

Gene Simmons of KISS gets married

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- KISS rocker Gene Simmons has formally married longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed in Beverly Hills, Calif., his publicist confirmed.
KISS kicks off N. American tour

KISS kicks off N. American tour

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- KISS kicked off its 32-city North American Tour called "The Hottest Show on Earth" during the weekend with concerts in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Minot, N.D.

Lawmaker is victim of blackmail attempt

MEMPHIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Memphis authorities said they have arrested a man for attempting to blackmail a state lawmaker with photographs linking him to a legislative intern.
Kiss's Paul Stanley to be dad again

Kiss's Paul Stanley to be dad again

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Kiss front man Paul Stanley says his attorney wife, Erin, is pregnant with their second child.

Philly gallery to display Stanley's art

PHILADELPHIA, July 14 (UPI) -- The Wentworth Gallery in Philadelphia has announced plans for an art exhibition of work by artist and rock icon Paul Stanley.

Kiss frontman plans Ga. gallery exhibit

ATLANTA , Sept. 17 (UPI) -- KISS frontman Paul Stanley plans to exhibit his paintings at Atlanta's Wentworth Gallery next month.

Kiss frontman suffers heart scare

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- KISS singer Paul Stanley says on his Web site he was forced to drop out of a recent gig in California because of a health scare related to his heart.

KISS rocker to have art show

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- KISS rocker Paul Stanley, whose artistic bent is seen in designs of album covers, stages and apparel, will exhibit his artwork at a gallery in Charlotte N.C.

Kiss rockers roll into comic book realm

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. rock band Kiss, known for its stage pyrotechnics, has created a comic book entertainment company. Platinum Studios, which controls the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, and Kiss Catalog, the company run by band leaders

Kiss frontman goes solo -- again

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley has released his second solo album, "Live to Win" -- 28 years after his self-titled extra-band debut in the United States.

Famed KISS concert revisited in new film

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- KISS fans nationwide will be able to watch the band's famous Detroit concert in the new film "KISS Alive! On the Big Screen."
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Paul Stanley
VAN2000010105 - 01 JANUARY 1999 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: Paul Stanley on stage as KISS rocks some fifteen thousand fans at their Millennium New Years Eve concert in Vancouver's BC Place, December 31. jr/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI

Stanley Eisen (born January 20, 1952 in Queens, New York) known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist and one of the two lead vocalists for the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of most of the band's highest-charting hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City," "Hard Luck Woman," "I Was Made for Lovin' You," "Crazy Crazy Nights" and "Forever."

Before Kiss, 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 1972, but as of 2008 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.

Stanley's original persona in Kiss was "The Bandit", with a "Lone Ranger" style mask design make-up pattern. This make-up design would only be used during a few mid-1973 shows, then to be replaced by the now famous "Starchild" make-up design and persona.

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