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Paul Stanley

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Paul Stanley's New Book Looks Like the Most Reliable KISStory to Date

    Face the Music: A Life Exposed By Paul Stanley HarperOne, 480 pp., $28.99 With the publication of this glitter-, greasepaint- and leather-slathered tome, all four original members of KISS have now penned their autobiographies. Not surprisingly, as one astute Web site pointed out recently by compar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Early KISStory Not All Flash Pots and Groupie Polaroids

    Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) By Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons It Books, 560 pp., $29.99 If a 500-plus page oral history about a band which only covers the period before their first hit sounds like it's over the top, it doesn't when you realize that the band is KISS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    The Disco Experiment: Why It Worked For Pink Floyd, But Not KISS

    In 1979, disco was all the rage. For all the kids who had never bothered to pay attention when their parents would talk about it, it was sort of like dubstep. It was ubiquitous on the radio and even rock bands were vying to get in on the action so they didn't get left behind in the new revolution. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Braving the Boos: Bob Dylan and 10 More Artists Unafraid to Piss Off Their Fans

    Forty-seven years ago this week (wow!), a '60s folk icon by the name of Bob Dylan made his third and final appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. It was a highly anticipated set -- Dylan was the de facto leader of the American folk-music revival at the time, and his folkie flock ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Golden Throats: Rock Star Health Care in 2012

    Last June, current radio darling Adele was forced to cancel a large portion of her North American tour, disappointing scores of twenty-something year old easy-listeners in the process. The culprit? Laryngitis -- the age-old bugaboo of vocalists and recording artists. The diagnosis seemed relative ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    30 Seconds With Wayne Static

    Through a tenuous link across a magical force that some people call "the Internet" we connected with Wayne Static of Static X, now out promoting his awesome new solo album Pighammer, to see what we could learn of the man in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world? Wayne Static: I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Happy Birthday Paul Stanley: His Top 6 Non-Kiss Songs

    Today the man who was born Stanley Harvey Eisen and later became the Starchild Paul Stanley turns 60 years old. You are always defined by your favorites KISS member. If it's Stanley, like with us, then you're an outgoing, charismatic person who lives for fun. If it's Peter Criss, then you're a quiet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Ace Frehley's Wild Rocket Ride

    No Regrets by Ace Frehley with Joe Layden and John Ostrosky 320 pp., $26, Gallery Books ​Even by standards of '70s hard rock excess, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was out of this world. In this breezy, buzzy, and debauched memoir, The Spaceman takes readers on a rocket ride through his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Your Musical Word of the Day: Panache

    ​Definition: The real definition of the "panache" is a tuft of pretty feathers, especially on a helmet. That's actually the literal translation from the early French word "pennache" from which panache is descended. The definition that most of us use, though, is to indicate just a bit of style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    The Worst Hairpieces In Rock & Roll (And We Mean Bad)

    Photo manipulations by John Seaborn Gray​Getting older is no fun. Your body starts to hurt for no reason, you lose all your energy, you stop being able to digest certain foods, you realize just about everyone in the world is an asshole (including yourself), you get cranky and curmudgeonly and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Last Night: KISS At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​KISS Reliant Stadium March 15, 2011 We'll drive you wild with our photos from last night's show. In Tom Snyder's 1979 interview with the original members of KISS, only two of which remain, he asked bassist Gene Simmons, "What would happen if you went out on stage for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    A New Social Network For Bands To (Literally) Crash

    ​Touring is expensive, whether you're hauling around a KISS-level spectacle or just your own local indie selves in a van. It can be rough on the road. For those of us among the unsigned, every show is a gamble. What if you don't make enough at the venue for shelter that night, food, and gas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Scott Weiland: Five Great Onstage Meltdowns Before His

    Marc Brubaker​ For more images from Sunday's ill-fated show, see our slideshow here. As most of the continental U.S. knows by now, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland (above) had some... issues... at the band's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion show Sunday. Arriving late and opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Friday Night: KISS At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​KISS Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 17, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. There are those who say that KISS is dying. Fans have heard this before. ​Even before WWII, fathers sternly told their children that comic-book superher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    KISS Merchandise The Band Hasn't Thought Of... Yet

    owensworld.com​KISS pulls back into Houston Friday night for a show over at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, less than a year after their last Bayou City stop at the Toyota Center. We aren't really sure if this show will be much different than the one we saw in December, save for this time yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    KISS Online Takes the Pruning Shears to Rocks Off's Already-Favorable Review

    Photos by Jay Lee/ Click here for a slideshow​ Rocks Off welcomes any artists' opinion of our critiques of their work, be it one of our more shining reviews or the instances where we pull up out the six-shooters and make them dance for their musical sins. But it's when you take our entire review, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Aftermath: KISS, Hotter Than Hell and Strutting Like Dinosaurs In Houston Rock City

    Photos by Jay Lee​ KISS is a depleting natural and cultural resource. One day there will be no KISS left, and all the world will have is four garish black and silver suits sitting in some futuristic Smithsonian display. We have had KISS on this Earth for almost 40 years, and many people have never ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    KISS Off

    The makeup-clad rockers may be hilarious, but they're hardly metal.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 2

    An early example of rock art... We're back to reveal the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cappo di tutti cappi of classic-rock band logos evah! And when we say "greatest," we look for a combination of things including memorability, longevity, graphic design, influence and appearances. ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2008

    Big Daddies in Role Models

    This movie is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    The Abattoir

    Goring another of music's sacred cows

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Electric Avenue

    Is MySpace.com the future of the music business, or just another Web site?

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

    By the looks of Wayne Static's hair, somebody already has

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Beyond Borders

    Alabama Thunderpussy roars with countrified rock

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Second Banana Blues

    Scott Kannberg shows the world how to win fans and lose friends

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Rotation

    The Jayhawks -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Listen In

    KISS - The Suspects - Gestapo Pussy Ranch

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Everyband

    Though KISS is calling it quits, its legacy is only just beginning

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    KISS Off

    Detroit Rock City wallows through teens and concert tickets

  • Music

    May 13, 1999
  • Music

    December 18, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Notes from the Front

    Vamping down memory lane with members of the Kiss Army

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Nice Guy, Nice Songs

    From 4-H to Miss Molly, Hadden Sayers keeps aiming for the next plateau

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    Ecstatic Static

    Guided By Voices' low-fi revelations

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