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Paul Stanley backed by 'Rockstar' band

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley confirms the band from CBS's "Rock Star" will back him on his "Live to Win" solo tour.

KISS singer and wife welcome son

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and his wife, Erin Sutton, have welcomed their first child in Los Angeles.

Paul Stanley needs more hip surgery

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- KISS guitarist Paul Stanley says his degenerative hip condition is worsening and he will probably end up going under the knife a third time.

Kiss releases new live DVD

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Kiss hopes to rock the nation again with the release of a new concert DVD this week. "Kiss Rock the Nation Live!" debuts Tuesday, featuring a 20-song show filmed last year in Washington D.C., as well as behind-the-scenes features and interviews with the b

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley gets married

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- KISS guitarist Paul "Starchild" Stanley has married his longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton in Pasadena, Calif.

Another Kiss for the road

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Kiss will hit the road again this summer when the makeup-clad rock band tours North America with '80s hair band Poison in tow.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include composer-conductor Meredith Willson ("The Music Man") in 1902; band leader Tommy Tucker in 1908; R&B singer "Big Joe" Turner, who was born in 1911; Perry Como in 1912; Rodney Dillard of The Dillards in 1942 (age 61)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include yodeling country singer Otis "Slim" Whitman, who was born in 1924 (age 79); Ronald Townson of the Fifth Dimension in 1941 (age 62); 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart in 1945 (age 58); Poco drummer George Grantham and rock band manager
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
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Of Human Interest: News lite

The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance requiring city contractors to check their records and disclose whether they profited from slavery.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rex Allen Jr., who was born in 1947 (age 55); the late Keith Moon of The Who was also born in 1948; actor/singer Rick Springfield in 1949 (age 53); and Pebbles, whose real name is Perri McKissack, in 1964 (age 38).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The Today in Music weekly package for Aug. 17-23.
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Today in Music a look back at pop musicy

Today's musical birthdays include country's Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, who was born in 1929 (age 73); country singer Porter Wagoner in 1930 (age 72); Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler in 1949 (age 53); and Roy Hay of Culture Club in 1961 (age 41).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
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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
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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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