People try to take my soul away, but I don’t hear the rap that they all say

They try to tell us we don’t belong, that’s alright, we’re millions strong

This is my music, it makes me proud, these are my people and this is my crowd
These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights

These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights
Sometimes days are so hard to survive, oh yeah, a million ways to bury you alive, hey

The sun goes down like a bad bad dream

You’re wound up tight, gotta let off steam

They say they can break you again and again, if life is a radio, turn it up to ten
These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights

These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights
These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights

These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights
And they try to tell us that we don’t belong

But that’s alright, we’re millions strong

You are my people, you are my crowd, this is our music, we love it loud
Yeah, and nobody’s gonna change me, cause that’s who I am
These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights

These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights

KISS IN BRAZIL

KISS NO CARNIVAL DO RIO
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The Samba school called ‘Salgueiro’ from Rio de Janeiro honored the band KISS…as seen in the image below. The ‘Salgueiro’ was the second school in the Rio parade on Monday 02/23.

2009 RIO CARNIVAL CLIPCheck out this clip of the 2009 Rio Carnival featuring school ‘Salgueiro’ from Rio de Janeiro honoring KISS with their Gene inspired costumes.

http://www.tribunaribeirao.com.br/jornal/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=980

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A comemoração dos 35 anos do grupo promete ser de muita alegria para os fãs brasileiros. Com datas em São Paulo no dia 07/04 e no Rio de Janeiro no dia 08/04, os ingressos para os shows variam de R$ 170 à R$ 350,00.

A pista para o show de São Paulo está R$ 170, 00, mas haverá uma área VIP que custará R$ 350,00. Estudantes pagam meia entrada.

Os preços dos ingressos para o show do Rio de Janeiro ainda não foram divulgados, mas clientes do Citibank podem adquirir os ingressos pela pré-venda que será realizada na próxima semana, dia 05 de fevereiro. O público carioca, no geral, pode comprar os ingressos a partir do dia 12 de fevereiro.

Da formação original, sobraram o baixista e vocalista Gene Simmons, e o guitarrista e vocalista Paul Stanley.

Junto com os dois membros fundadores estão; o guitarrista Tommy Thayer e o baterista Eric Singer. Segundo informações, todos os quatro se apresentarão devidamente maquiados.

O último concerto do Kiss no Brasil com maquiagem foi em 1983, no estádio do Morumbi.

Logo após a apresentação em 1983, a banda voltou ao Brasil em 1998 para um show em Porto Alegre e São Paulo.

Paul Stanley diz que “fãs não querem novo álbum”

 

Josh B. Wardrop, da revista Panorama, entrevistou o guitarrista e vocalista dos KISS, Paul Stanley, que explicou a posição da banda sobre um possível novo álbum.

Panorama: O que o levou a experimentar a pintura?

Stanley: “Quando era adolescente, estudei na Escola de Arte e Música de Nova Yorke, mas não pintava na altura. Há uns oito anos atrás, quando estava a passar por um dificil divórcio, um amigo sugeriu que eu pintasse, como uma forma de terapia. E realmente vivi as minhas emoções e quis continuar a fazer isso”.

Panorama: Como você descreveria o seu estilo artístico?

Stanley: “É muito pessoal, introspectivo, espontâneo. Eu comparo-o a uma viagem sem mapa. Eu gosto de arte abstracta porque ela atinge as pessoas mais a nível emocional do que analítico”.

Panorama: Existem planos para outras tours dos KISS ou um novo álbum a caminho?

Stanley: “Acabamos de fazer alguns concertos na Austrália e Nova Zelândia, e em três semanas estaremos a caminho da Europa. Os KISS estão vivos e prontos para para cegar e arrasar com vocês!. Um novo álbum? Perguntaram-nos sobre isso, mas sabemos que os fãs não querem novo material. Eu poderia fazer um ‘Let It Be’ e as pessoas diriam: ‘Fixe! Mas toca ‘Love Gun”. E estamos felizes assim”.

Panorama: Por que os KISS não entraram para o Hall da Fama do Rock?

Stanley: “Porque os responsáveis fazem parte do que chamamos de ‘Máfia da Música’ e as opiniões deles não refletem as opiniões dos fãs de rock em geral. Infelizmente, é uma coisa vergonhosa que tem um nome oficial”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Stanley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Stanley
Background information
Birth name Stanley Harvey Eisen
Born January 20, 1952 (1952-01-20) (age 56)
Origin Queens, New York, United States
Genre(s) Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Painter, Actor
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums
Years active 1970 – present
Label(s) New Door Records/Universal Music Group
Associated acts Kiss, Wicked Lester
Website Official website
KISS Online
Notable instrument(s)
Ibanez PS10
Washburn PS2000
Silvertone Paul Stanley Signature Models
Ibanez Iceman

Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952, Queens, New York) known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American Hard rock guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of most of the band’s highest-charting hits, including “Let’s Put The X In Sex”,”Everytime I Look At You”,”Love Gun“,”Detroit Rock City,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Hard Luck Woman,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “Crazy Crazy Nights,” and “Forever.”

 Biography

Before Wicked Lester, 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 1971, but as of 2005 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.

Paul’s persona in Kiss is “The Starchild.” Wearing Spandex and platform boots, Stanley’s persona is that of a Don Juan-esque lover, combining effeminate elements with elements of extreme masculinity, rather than mere androgyny. Although Stanley’s voice is generally very soft and eloquent during normal conversation, he uses a specific “stage voice” which is like a “Rock N’ Roll Preacher”, much like Gene Simmons adopts an animalistic growl on stage for his demon persona. Unlike most leading rock frontmen, he gets the crowd to join the band in many of their classic hits and also tends to give a speech or “scripted” story for certain songs (e.g. having sexual encounters with nurses and other women he’s met on tour and how much he supports U.S. troops overseas).

In his book Sex Money Kiss, Gene Simmons admits that Paul was the driving force for Kiss during the makeup-free 1980s, while Simmons was feeling lost without his demon makeup and attempting to launch a film career.

In 1999 Stanley starred in a Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera, in which he played the role of The Phantom. He appeared in the musical from May 25 to August 1, and again that year from September 30 to October 31. While in Toronto, Stanley was contacted by AboutFace, an organization that provides support and information to individuals with facial differences, and asked to help raise awareness for them. Although he was approached due to his role as The Phantom, Stanley was in fact born with microtia, a congenital deformity of the pinna (outer ear). He has appeared at fundraising events and in videos for the organization.

In 2001 Stanley’s wife, Dallas native Pamela Bowen, filed for divorce. They have one son, Evan Shane Stanley, born June 6, 1994.

Stanley badly needed hip replacement surgery but suffered through the Rock The Nation tour first, finally getting the surgery in October 2005. Complications from the surgery required a second in December of that year, and in December 2005 it has been announced that a third hip surgery will be necessary. Stanley regards the degeneration of his left hip as partly the product of thousands of shows performed since the early 1970s. In the “Rock The Nation Live” DVD he spends much more time standing in one place than he has on previous DVDs and tours.

On November 19, 2005, Paul Stanley married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California. They welcomed their first child, 8 lb. 6oz. Colin Michael Stanley, on Wednesday, September 6, 2006.

Stanley made his debut as a painter in 2005, exhibiting and selling original works of art.

In 2006, Stanley resumed his association with Washburn Guitars and using the Washburn PS2000. Previously, he has had four signature guitars made by Silvertone, and tweaked the Ibanez Iceman to his specifications, calling it the PS10.

Stanley’s most recent performances with Kiss were a group of shows in July 2007, dubbed the Hit ‘N Run Tour. Prior to the final show on July 27, Stanley was hospitalized with an extremely rapid heartbeat. In his absence, Kiss performed live as a trio for the first time. Previously, Kiss performed as a trio at Studio 54 in New York City for an international satellite broadcast on January 28, 1982, lip-syncing the song “I” from Music from “The Elder” for the Italian Festival della canzone italiana, also known as the Sanremo Festival, when Ace Frehley failed to show for the performance due to what was described at the time as a mystery “illness.” The July 27, 2007 concert is the first Kiss concert Stanley has missed during his 34-year tenure with the group.[1] In September 2007, Stanley took part in Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp as a guest star for his second time in New York City.

Paul Stanley while showing some of his paintings in San Diego, September 2007.

Paul Stanley while showing some of his paintings in San Diego, September 2007.

Solo career

Stanley has very rarely recorded or performed outside of Kiss. In 1989, he embarked on a brief club tour, performing only Kiss songs (with one cover, Led Zeppelin‘s “Communication Breakdown“). His touring band included guitarist Bob Kulick and future Kiss drummer Eric Singer.

Stanley wrote and recorded material for a solo album in 1987–88, which was shelved in favor of the Kiss compilation, Smashes, Thrashes & Hits. While never officially released, songs such as “Don’t Let Go” and “When 2 Hearts Collide” have circulated as bootleg recordings. One song from the project, “Time Traveler,” was released as part of the Kiss’s 2001 box set.

In 1989 Stanley loaned his distinctive voice to the title track for the soundtrack of the Wes Craven horror flick “Shocker”. The song was written by long time Stanley collaborator Desmond Child, along with Jean Beauvior and Guy Man-Dude. The song was performed by a group of well known artists calling themselves “The Dudes Of Wrath”. The Dudes consisted of Stanley and Child on vocals, Guy Man-Dude and Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard and Dio) on guitars, Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Ozbourne, Whitesnake and Dio) on bass and Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) on drums. Background vocals were provided by Desmond Child, Louis Merlino, Alice Cooper guitarist Kane Roberts and Michael Anthony of Van Halen.

In the past, Stanley has been asked to produce albums for Poison and Guns N’ Roses, but he was never able to commit due to his work on Kiss projects.[citation needed]

In 2005, a bootleg CD began circulating entitled People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest: The Very Best of Paul Stanley’s On Stage Banter. The fan-made disc compiled 70 tracks worth of Stanley’s distinctive song introductions and on-stage banter.[2]

28 years after releasing his first solo album (as part of the four simultaneously released Kiss solo albums), Stanley released a second album, Live to Win, on October 24, 2006. The title song of his solo album, “Live to Win”, appeared on the South Park episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft

In October and November 2006, Stanley embarked on a theater tour in support of Live to Win. His touring band was the house band from the CBS TV show, Rock Star. The band appeared on both seasons of the show – Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova. The band was composed of Paul Mirkovich (keyboards), Jim McGorman (guitar), Rafael Moreira (lead guitar), Nate Morton (drums), and Sasha Krivtsov (bass). In April 2007, Stanley extended the tour to include Australia, playing in Coolangatta, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Portions of the tour were filmed for an as-yet-unreleased documentary titled Paul Stanley: Live to Dream by the Chicago-based Film Foetus. [3]

In 2008 Stanley sang a duet with Sarah Brightman, “I Will Be with You“, on her Symphony album.

Stage

In 1999, Stanley played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in an off-Broadway production in Canada.

 Awards

Discography

 KISS

See: Kiss discography

 Solo career

 References

 External links