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Paul Stanley is best known around the world for his high-energy performances as the frontman of hard rock super group KISS.
His on stage persona of white face paint with a black star over his right eye and red lips are as iconic as the band itself.
KISS will be releasing a new album later this year. It is their 20th studio album, and is a follow-up to 2009’s "Sonic Boom".
Stanley is writer and co-writer of many of KISS’ biggest hits, and will be taking on production duties for their latest album as well.
He is also a keen painter and made his debut exhibiting and selling works of art in 2005.
Do you have any questions you want to ask him? Anything from KISS’ latest album to his passion for painting?
Leave your questions for Paul below, and be sure to tell us where you are writing from.
What do you think of Peter and Ace writing books about their time in KISS? Will you read them if and when they are released? Will you ever write a similar book?
Will there be any more art shows in the future? You owe me a VIP visit. 🙂
if a lot of devoted fans wants a lot of obscure songs in your concerts, you dont think that maybe you can do a special event(like you did in the recording for delilah clip), record this concert and sell like a special dvd? i think you can sell 500.000 of them....and do you planned to record most of the old classics in the retsuden vein?..good idea too!!....you are the greatest,thanks to come to venezuela!
Will KISS be coming to Warsaw Poland anytime soon? We missed you guys here on the "Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour"! Hope to see you here soon!
Where do you see yourself in the future when your over 70 yrs old ? What projects will you like to get involded with doing and what will be the future of Kiss ?
YOU ROCK !
I wanna know if KISS are going to south america this year and when the new album will be released.
Do you ever miss New York City?
Thanks for doing this, having an oppurtunity to quiz you is pretty cool. I just want to know how things are coming along on the new KISS album, is it going to be similiar to "Sonic Boom" in that your producing it and there's no outside writers involved again or even musically similiar to that album (which I want you to know I think is a great album!!)?? Thanks for taking my question, ROCK ON PAUL!!! 🙂
Hey Paul i know that your a big fan of Led Zeppelin just has i am
If you had the opportunity to sing on stage with Robert Plant
Would you do it?????
Thank You For Everything
Clips of your appearance at Pantages Theatre as 'Erik/Phantom' in Phantom of the Opera are on YouTube. I enver had the opportunity to see you perform this role. However, you're one of my three favorite Phantoms (Michael Crawford and Gerard Butler being the other two). Would you ever reprise the role on Broadway if the opportunity presented itself? Secondly, would you consider playing 'Phantom/Erik' in the sequel, Love Never Dies?
When doing this next album,what kind of songs are you looking for and or what kind of songs are you thinking of writing? Let me know please when you get a chance.
Second inquiry, if there was anything in your professional life that you could do differently – either not at all or get involved in it earlier than you – what would that be, and why or why not?
Thanks for taking this time to share with us.
Hello Paul Stanley and CNN friends,
I would like an answer from Paul Stanley on the following questions:
– How are will the hard rock super group KISS Improve our world?
– What can we expect from you in 2011?
I am awaiting Paul Stanley’s replies.
Jurgen R. Brul
Nativity country: Suriname
Hi Paul!!! If you could disappear from the existence 3 of kiss albums, what would they be?
Hi Paul, Let me start by saying a heartfelt THANK YOU to you and the band for years of pure entertainment !! I must have a million questions, but will only ask a couple. First, with the KISS Expos happening do you ever see yourself particapating in one as Eric has in the past ? Will there be more dvd releases in the KISSology series ? And finally are there any plans to release a tribute dvd for Eric Carr in the future ? Thanks again from Canada !!
Hi Paul my name is Juan and I'm writing from Mexico City. My question is what does Kiss mean to you?
First thank you for everything, second will your current line of flying V Washburns be available to buy? When I saw you playing them on the Alive 35 tour on your stop here in Cleveland I saw the new guitar and instantly wanted one.
Will you ever do a 'Second Reunion Tour'? I am 13 and would love to see the original members of KISS on tour!
Name your 5 favorite Gene Simmons songs.
Is there any album that you would consider a disappointment in terms of it's outcome?
By the way, looking forward to a brand new album in 2011 =)
Flaming Youth is my favorite Kiss song, so I have a couple of questions about it. First, is there any chance you would play that live on an upcoming tour? Second, can you confirm that Ace Frehley did play on the version of that song that ended up on Destroyer?
Do you think you will make another solo album?
& do you ever get tired of putting on the makeup?
wow ! what an opportunity !
i missed you in 2010 when you came to Glasgow 🙁 was actually devastated 🙁 so my question well questions are :- will you be touring the UK with this new album and how do you feel about tribute bands and have you seen any or recommend any ( my personal fave : UK'S own :- dressed to kill )
Hello Paul, first of all I apologize for my English is not the best, I'm your Italian fan of the first hour and I would ask you if you do not mind that Kiss are known as people who are too attached to money. Sorry if you do not believe that you and Gene should do something so that us fans can change their minds? Anyway have a rest and your big fan, I respect you very much, I hope and I'm sure you'll continue to write beautiful songs, and you'll stay for a long time in showbiz.
Hi Paul, I'm a huge fan! Above is a KISS fansite that I have made. Here is my question:
At what point in time did you realize that KISS had made it?
Hi Paul. I'm a really big fan! I posted my KISS website and podcast up above, I would really love to have you on the show! Here is my question:
At what point in time did you realize that KISS had made it?
Are you aware that "The Elder" has developed a pretty large cult following among the KISS Army over the years? Would you guys ever consider playing something from it live again, like perhaps "I"?
Sure, a lot of people wouldn't know it, but those that did would go ape-caca, and for a band that talks about how much it loves its fans, it would be a helluva gesture to those diehards like me who've been there through thick and thin, good years and bad.
Paul, where do you get your wigs done?
Paul, has anyone told you lately that you're better off keeping your shirt ON?
What happened to your voice?
it's the end of the world, and you've been chosen as one of the people who get to board the escape shuttle. you're allowed to take one thing, and it's a compilation CD of your favorite kiss songs. what songs would be on the CD, keeping in mind this is for YOU & not anyone else? thanks for your time....
Is it true that KISS drove through Stockport town centre in May 1976 on their way to play at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. I was born in Stockport in 1974 so would have been too young to remember. My dad told me this story when I was about 13 about KISS riding through Stockport on the back of a truck in full make-up and costume with KISS music playing and throwing gifts and stuff to the crowd. He wud hav been about 20 years old at the time. Iv always wanted to know if it was true or if he jus made it up. I wud love it to be true cos I wud love to thnk of KISS doing that + me seeing them b4 I was even 2years old in my home town! Xxxx
Is it true that KISS drove through Stockport town centre in May 1976 on their way to play at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. I was born in Stockport in 1974 so would have been too young to remember. My dad told me this story when I was about 13 about KISS riding through Stockport on the back of a truck in full make-up and costume with KISS music playing and throwing gifts and stuff to the crowd. He wud hav been about 20 years old at the time. Iv always wanted to know if it was true or if he jus made it up. I wud love it to be true cos I wud love to thnk of KISS doing that me seeing them b4 I was even 2years old in my home town! Xxxx
Was wondering if the new album means a new world tour?
KISS has never been to South Africa. Would you guys consider touring here?
You have a large fan base here.
Would love to see you in concert.
Lots of Love
What's in store for KISS for 2011?
If you hadn't been a rock star, what do you think you would of been?
when do you plan on retiring?
Sonic Boom is my favorite album in all of KISStory. Will this year's follow up take the same approach of no outside writers, no synth and effects, and just good old rock and roll? Will there be a tour to support it as well?
If you could change one thing about being with KISS, what would it be, if anything?
Coming to Chicago anytime soon?
Do you ever have to tell Gene "no" ?
If you have,what was it?
Thanks for the fun of being a KISS fan!!
Can we expect a new KISS album in 2011? Will you go on tour with it? If not, do you plan on releasing a second solo album?
Love your work, sincerely your number one red headed fan, Alexandra.
From Ontario, Canada.
What do you see for the future brand of KISS? Will the children of KISS keep the torch lit? Your son Evan and Nick Simmons should start a band.
Will yourself and Kiss be touring the UK in the near future, was at your Sonic Boom Tour in May last year, and was absolutely blown away, the only words to describe this concert.... Fantastic!!! We certainly did get to hear the greatest band in the world, Thank you!
Will kiss ever perform on stage without make up again?
Hey Paul, are you and Gene going to end KISS with the original members(gene,paul,ace,peter) ?
When can we expect to see Mr. Frehley and Mr. Criss on stage with KISS again? We're all waiting...
Hi Paul, I am a huge fan and you are a big insperation to me. My question is: What was the best moment that you have experienced while being in KISS? Thank You.
When can we expect another solo album to follow up "Live To Win"?
Will kiss ever perform without make up again
i wanted to know how do you feel about how kiss has become a family show and not what it used to be?
hi paul, do you think visit argentina this year, with sonic boom tour???
Hey, Paul I love KISS, will the original KISS ever do another reunion,and will either you or gene or both of you go on VH1 classics That Metal Show?
I went nuts when the band broke into Crazy, Crazy Nights during the last tour (and the crowds seemed to love it too). Any chance of dusting off any more 80's tunes for the next tour?
I saw your guys at Spac in August in Saratoga Springs.I just
wanted to say what a great time I had. Do you think KISS will
come back maybe to Albany this time.Can't wait for the album.
WILL KISS HAVE NEW STAGE AND COSTUMES !!! NEXT TIME YOUR ON TOUR. I THINK DYNASTY/ UNMASKED COSTUMES WOULD BE GREAT THANKS CAN'T WAIT FOR NEW LP ,TOUR
Three small questions...
– What had happened, if Kiss had not succeeded? What do you think would have happened, with your life?
– Do you think that being bullied at school, helped build the way you are, it helped to be more mature and see the world differently?
– When can we expect the new album? The album will be sold worldwide? How much we have to wait to see you again in Colombia? Did you like Colombia, when you came?
PLEASE!!!!! Answer me! Love you! And never change!
Will Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer be singing lead vocals once again on the next KISS album?
First, thank you very much for the past 35 years...it has been an awesome adventure!
Have you ever considered making an appearance, along with Gene, Eric and Tommy, at any of the conventions? If so, would there only be one location at which you would appear, or would you schedule to be at several?
Have you or will you consider publishing an autobiography?
What would you most like to be remembered for?
Dear Paul, will this upcoming tour come to Grand Rapids, Michigan
@ The Van Andel Arena? I know you've played there a few times in the past. im 18 now and desperately need to see KISS live, i know you would fill that place up and play to a soldout show. also will you play any music from Dynasty or Unmasked?
What is it like being the frontman of Kiss and do you like playing in Chicago?
My question is: As you're getting older, how and what do you do to maintain your singing voice while touring and recording albums? You and Elvis Presley are my all time favorite singers in Rock & Roll.
All the best from "Kississippi"!!
Robert – Clinton,Mississippi
Hello Mr. Stanely,
I just finished an article about the man who designed the monitor video that plays durring the concerts on those video screens. I'm very interrested in how you guys designed your stage and how it works! If you could explain it would be amazing! And this is the best stage I have seen in my life! How would I ever get the chance to try to apply to design one day? Thankyou so very much!
The past 2 tours have shown significant changes in your voice. I could tell Alive 35 was a little rough but then when The Hottest Show on Earth came it was spot on! Was it difficult adapting this time around?
Hi Paul –
First – thanks for all the great years of R&R and never giving up!
What was it like when you saw your baby girl for the first time and did you ever think of writing a song for her?
Would you ever consider another "unplugged" event with your latest music to benefit the Wounded Warriors project?
What got you interested in painting? Do you limit yourself to watercolors oils pastels? What do you most enjoy painting? Ie subject matter. Landscapes outdoors animals people. Painting is so relaxing and calming. Have you had any of your work on exhibition? Im with my son Brian in his hospital room at jfk med cntr in edison nj for his seizure disorder.
I was wondering, will the elusive 1975 Kiss concert from Cobo Arena ever be released? Thanks!!!
Hi Paul-Thank you so much for growing up with me and enabling me to create amazing memories through your music. I was interested in knowing how did you get started in painting and what was your first painting?
Hi paul. I would like to know if you'll sing ballads the next album? I hope you in Brazil in 2011. Thanks!
Hello Paul! I'm a huge fan of KISS and i would love to see you guys one day. But im only 13 years old. Do you think that there is any chance of the originals getting back for another tour or just a couple more concerts. It would be amazing if you guys did that. I bet all the fans would love to. Thanks for your time Paul
First, I want to thank you, as I did Mr. Simmons thirteen years ago, for recording the songs which kept me from committing suicide back during the time period between 1983 and 1987. You helped me through a horrible time when the Church did not.
Second, I understand that you only hear out of one ear. How much trouble does your lack of hearing cause you in your interpersonal and business relationships? Do people assume you are shouting or tell you that you are too loud? I've found myself in fights throughout myself because of this and have explained the situation NUMEROUS times. This might have been okay when I was a teenager, but I'm now forty, and it is still a problem.
People tell me to get a hearing aid, but I have been told that one won't help me-and I've explained that. The only difference is that the older I get, the more belligerent I am with my response-which doesn't help much.
Again, thank you for everything.
Jim Rousch, Mission Viejo, CA
Your one of the most passionate singers in songs like "a million to one" and "I still love you".Not every song can be from the heart unless it has personal meaning. What song is the song you still feel
the original passion from when you perform it?
Hi Paul, As an artist and humanitarian, where do you generally draw your inspiration from and how do you continue to challenge yourself artistically. You have never had to renivent yourself, you keep fine tuning the gifts that are already in place! All the best
I was fortunate enough to see KISS before they became a headliner. I remember shows where the band was listed as a headliner yet would often play last. This was after many people left the concert hall and those of us who were curious remained. What would cause 4 young men to take such a risk? Was it confidence, desperation or just insanity? By the way, we the curious faithful were usually rewarded for our waiting by seeing a great KISS performance. It was motivation enough for me and my friends to start an Army. What were you guys thinking back then?
you so handsome and you are still the best i rememer you when i gave you a bday card 1982 you made myday when you walked with me at thehotel in mass ct maddennameis dianepolen i have fourkids
My question: Was it hard to raise you kids while being the busy rockstar that you are? Also do you think your son Evan will follow in your foot steps?
hi paulstanley how are you i saw you play at at msun in ct you do rock hard thanks diane youstill take my heart
Today (February 8) marks the thirty-sixth anniversary of the day the first KISS album was released in 1974. Where were you/what was going on in your mind as you held your debut album in your own hands for the very first time?
Hello Paul – It was nice to see you on Gene's reality show a while back, for his 60th birthday bash. I respect your opinion/decision to avoid that area of the industry. But I was wondering, would you consider a future appearance on Gene's show (if the circumstances were right), or is it completely out of the question??
Thank you for providing so many people so many years of music. But one question, whose going to keep KISS going if you and Gene retire?
Hi my beloved Paul:
Since when you discovered your pasion and talent for Rock´n Roll music?
Do you have another talents you practic e?
Is there something you always wanted in life and haven´t done yet?
I would just like to know if you intend in the near future to write a book, as you know Gene has wrote a few and a few ex members of Kiss are writing books and I would love to hear some stories from out on the road from yourself. Also once the new album has been released do you think that this will be the last Kiss album (I hope not). One last thing Paul, will this be the same as the last album in that it will only be sold exclusively at Walmart?
I was wondering when does kissology volume 4 come out?
it was suppose to come out last year?? what happen?
How do you remember the words to all the songs you sing and which one gives you the most trouble?
-Trevor Moore from Suffolk Virginia
here are several questions i have .... please pick from any or all!!!
1 – When Gene had his intrest and attention elsewhere, why didnt you take control of the band instead of letting him keep KISS from achieving great highest in the 80's-90's.
2- I love the classics and I love hearing them. But will you ever play songs THAT TRUE FANS what to hear. Hell, I think it would be cool if you all did a House of Blues Tour where you played nothing but the B-sides. I'm talking about songs like, Nowhere to Run, Partners in Crime, The Oath, I, KIller, My Way, Reason to Live and more.
3 – Since the reunion and break up you have keep the make up on. How hard has it bene for you to distance yourself from great songs and hits you had from the late 80's and 90's (non make up years). Has it appears you have been relaying heavily on the glory years and rightfully so Sonic Boom.
4- Why Dont you use the PS 9000 guitar with KISS like you had on your solo tour.
5- Odd's of you writing one more solo CD's
Would KISS ever consider taking off the makeup and going back to playing clubs???
Where do you see Kiss in in the next 10 years & What (if any) bands or music do you listen to these days???
I lied ... i have one more question.....
Would you ever consider judging on America Idol or being a mentor?
Hello again, Paul –
I also wanted to mention that I am an active duty service member in the Army, and have been for 15 years. I really appreciate the continuous support that you and the other KISS members have given to us, over the years. I know there are many other celebrities who support us too, and that's great. But I believe that you and KISS have been supporting us long before it was popular to do so (in other words, before 9/11). Your work as an artist, and certainly as a member of KISS, gives us relief from the daily grind of military life. I can't thank you enough, Mr. Stanley!
What was the very first album you ever bought?
First concert you went to?
Every year, where i'm from, in Southern California we have a Mid-Winter fair and fiesta, and i was wondering if you, or KISS would like to perform at an event like this. Or would you rather stick to bigger events such as the epicenter festival? Because we always have tribute bands, and i know many people who LOVE KISS, but cant afford to see you guys in concert. So we would love to see you guys here.
Will there be a new album and/or tour in the next few years? Thank you so much for what you do!
hi paul , i would like to know if you have political ambition , would you ever like to be involved in politics or is this something you would never consider ? Loved you in london last may , hope to see you back
Chris here, from Hauppauge Long Island hugh fan of KISS and you. Will u ever be playing the role of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway there was talk about it a while ago i was wounderin if u will be ever doing it? One more thing tell your parents i say hi.
I just wanna say thank you. Kiss is the best band ever. Its more than the music its the way the band treats their fans. Its a symbiotic relationship we love you as much as you love us. You guys were the first to say if not for us you wouldn't be you. THANK YOU KISS!!!!!!
My question for you Is about guitar playing. I've been wanting to learn to play for a long time. How difficult is it to learn? what type of guitar is the best for a beginner? should I start with an acustic? Nylon or steel strings? How long did it take you to learn how to play? I heard you and Gene started out not knowing how to play an instrument! I love a good riff and can't wait for the day i'm able to play one. That is if i can ever afford to buy a guitar in the first place! good luck with the new album and with your art work!
Do us KISS fans expect to hear songs from the newest album on the next tour,and do you have a name for the next album?
Hello Paul I wanted to say thank you for the many years of enjoying listening to the music that and the guys put out there.I am a big KISS fan although never seen you guys in concert. I would love to one day and maybe even for fill a life long dream of mine as to meet all of you.You guys are the best may long live KISS.
We all know about the power and the fury of a KISS show–the fire, the bombs, the confetti and all the rest. Does it ever bother you that despite being one of the world's great frontmen, you still don't really get your due as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist? You are perhaps the most versatile songwriter in the band, and your vocal range is pretty amazing as well. And, you are still the most underrated guitarist out there....
First, thank you for being such a huge presence in my life (one of the few constants since 1975 when I discovered the band!).
My question is, your solo album "Live To Win" is so introspective and deep, obviously dealing with some difficult times and emotions compared with some of the earlier KISS material. Both are great, mind you, and I love them both.
What do you (Paul at 59) think of the man you were back then and what you were writing about? And what do you think the man you were then (Paul at 22) would think of you now?
And, songs such as "Lift" talk about salvation... have you found religion or something?
A huge fan for 32 years. May I ask are you still actively involved with the ABOUT FACE charity?
Our birthdays are two days apart...so i consider you a brother haha.
What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to move forward from past experiences, mine being a relationship.....it's been 5 yrs and i still struggle from time to time dwelling on the past. I know you were in a tough place and discovered painting which opened you to expressing your emotion through something you love and thus helped you move forward in life.......in your eyes is it a matter of keeping busy in order to move forward?
I am an elementary art teacher and still get inspired from paintings, old and new, from the masters to present day paintings. I wanted you to know that your art work is part of that inspiration which, in turn, inspires my students. I hope you can come to Houston with an art exhibit one day. What inspires the bright, bold colors you use in many of your paintings?
How does your approach differ when writing/recording a KISS album versus a solo one? What is done differently and which do you enjoy more?
Who are your favorite artists, artistically, not musically? Whose art do you have in your home?
Thank you for your time.
Are you planning on making any more appearances at Wentworth Art Galleries? Will Kiss be making any other appearances in Florida beside at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL?
Hey Paul and CNN,
I am writing from Central New York, (saw you in Saratoga Springs last august)
After 30 some albums, and hundreds of songs, do you think you found that "secret formula" as to what people will like and what will sell better?
Also, where do you think rock n roll (or music in general) is headed in the future?
I love the band right now, but do you think the original hard core fans will ever see Peter & Ace one last time?
Fan for 30yrs.
As a writer, I know what inspires my words to flow; what ( besides your passion for art) do you feel your paintings usually reflect ... an inspiration at the moment or a creation based on a specific theme?
I saw an old interview with you and Gene from 1982 where you said you were from Inwood NYC..When was the last time you were there? and how has it changed from the time that you lived there when you were growing up to how it is now?
With KISS now being label as a "Brand" now, it seems that the music has taken a back seat and "KISS" is more of a novelty. In the beginning the music was everything....Do you feel that you have lost some edge as a musician and song writer? You and Gene Simmons state you give the fans what they want , which is why you explain you put out so much merchandise...Do you think its an overload of merchandise instead of music? In reality the fans want KISS- Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter.
I'm wondering if Kissology 4 will ever be released. Do you have any plans on that? Thanks, Keep On Rockin'
Hey Paul – long time fan, first time emailer.
Can you please explain why Vinnie Vincent was fired from KISS?
Gene has said in the past it was for "unethical behaviour" – I'm wondering what exactly that was?
My name is Scott and I live in Corpus Christi, TX. Here is my question. Kiss seems to be able to last through thick and thin, can Kiss survive without you or Gene?
Hey Paul,I know you or Gene doesn't like The Elder..but why not ever perform it live? I is a good song,play it once for the fans and never play it again.:P But really..The Elder is a cult classic by KISS fans and it would be nice to hear the Elder or even a bit of it live atleast once in KISS History.
I have to ?`s will there be any reunion tours in the near future, and are gunna come to Nashville tennessee soon.
p.s. I love you Paul!
I am from Courtenay BC and I am 17 years old. And I am a HUGE kiss fan, I have been forever. I was just wondering when is the next time you and the boys will be coming to Vancouver? I didn't get a chance to see you last time around. And seeing you guys is something I have always wanted to do.
You are a huge inspiration for me as an artist on and off stage. I was wondering, what would your life look like if KISS never became the huge success that is?'
Also, have you ever thought about quitting KISS and working on your painting for the rest of your life?
Hi Paul Thank you for all that you have given us over these years and have a question about Touring, will yas be doing some more arena shows and its been since 06 since KISS has come through St Louis, Any chance we might see yas come through this time around? Have a Great night!
Hi Paul Thank you for all that you have given us over these years and look foward to the next KISS Masterpiece and have a question about Touring, will yas be doing some more arena shows and its been since 04 since KISS has come through St Louis, Any chance we might see yas come through this time around? Have a Great night!
What made you decide to participate in the NOH8 campaign? You are so awesome for doing that. You are truly inspiring.
Hi Paul, some months ago you said that "sonic boom was not the last material of KISS but was the first of the new KISS era", my question is: what do the fans can expect of this new era? are you and gene going to be in the future KISS alineations?
Paul, in the very beguinnig, before Ace Frehley joinning Kiss. How did you fell that was THE BAND? You'd had many others bands before. How colud you be sure, in that time Kiss wolud be success? Have you ever thought about giving up? What made you going on?
I´m your brazillian fan since I was 8 years old (1983).
Thanks for inspiring me.
Tommy Thayer recently confirmed that KISS is planning on going into the studio in the near future to work on a new album. Any estimates on when that album will be released?
I'm only 16 and I am writing from Madison, Alabama and I'm a HUGE fan. I pretty much know everything there is to know about KISS and have every single KISS song. If y'all do a tour promoting the new album could y'all come to Alabama? I've never been to a concert of y'all's and it's my dream! Oh and you'll probably not do this but could y'all re-record some songs off "The Elder"(Yes, I'm one of the fans that LOVES The Elder) like y'all did on the Kissology CD that came with Sonic Boom? I think y'all should do an Alive! V. Also could you start playin' some 80's songs of y'all's live like stuff off Lick It Up, Unmasked, The Elder,Animalize, Asylum, and maybe even Killers!!
Thanks for everything!!!
In the 1st tour in Brazil in 1983. Kiss It took more than 100 000 people while at the Maracana Stadium seat opening and final world cup 2014. After the Kiss back in 1994, 1999, 2009. How about doing a tour recording DVD / Blu-Ray, Rock in Rio in 2011. See you soon in south america. Congratulations from Sonic Boom, we want more for 2011. Thanks for all Brazil fans.
My question is about setlists. I've been to two Kiss shows. Last tour, you played three songs from the "non-make up" era. For the next tour, will Kiss play more material from those albums? I think there are some fans who would like to hear "Heaven's On Fire" and "Tears Are Falling".
PS: Thanks for playing "Crazy Crazy Nights" the last tour. I was pleasantly surprised!
When it is all said and done, and your time on this earth is over, are you going to be buried with or without your make-up?
Enjoyed meeting you in Detroit 9/11/10, and I thank you for signing my autistic son's guitar...
Rock and Roll..................
I would love to see Kiss perform in San Jose, CA again, but my question to you is that is there a better way to find out when and where that Kiss will be performing locally to me? You have always been my favorite member of Kiss and God knows I wrote you so much in High School, just to keep my sanity. The way my luck goes is that I never find out until it is too late that Kiss has performed in the Bay Area until after the fact. Take Care and May God bless you.
Can you compare touring now vs touring in the late 70's and 80's? I've been backstage at many concerts including KISS and it seems like it is very controlled and not really a big party scene these days backstage at a KISS concert compared to other bands. I'm sure it was a lot different in the early days. Is it still as fun touring these days compared to back in the late 70's?
When doing your photo shoots for the Alive! album cover, did you ever imagine it would become one of the most iconic album covers ever produced?
Can you compare touring now vs touring in the late 70′s and 80′s? I’ve been backstage at many concerts including KISS and it seems like it is very controlled and not really a big party scene these days backstage at a KISS concert compared to other bands. I’m sure it was a lot different in the early days. Is it still as fun touring these days compared to back in the late 70′s or has just become a routine job now after all these years?
How do you explain canceling a fans meet & greet not once but twice after him paying hard earned money..then the fact this fans has been used in your official book KISStory 2 his name is in fact in the back of the book...How do you explain the countless times fans have been ripped off by the fan club & website...this is harsh treatment to a kiss fan whom has dedicated so much to you ..he was even cheated at the opening of your recent solo tour in Atlanta...when his seats were stripped by your fellow bandmate Gene Simmons whom showed up and had this mans seats swapped so he may have better seats....and has all legal proof of these matter...
that man is me Paul...Barry Carr...please do explain treating someone the way KISS has treated me at the past 2 tours...that would very eye opening...not to mention personal letter I have from Gene of how much trouble it is to deal with us KISS fans...please do man up and respond to this...legal papers alone I have demand my meet & greet be reinstated for my girlfriend & myself at show near us...the very least of an apology after the repulsive treatment that so many fans know you dealt me.
You have been experiencing vocal problems the last few yours. What's the cause and what are you doing to correct it?
Is the rumor true about KISS headlining a summer tour with Motley Crue and Poison??
Thank you for being there for me and for my kids! I know your heroes are the likes of The Beatles, Led Zep, The Who, etc. Would KISS ever consider recording an album of their favorite tunes from bands such as the aforementioned? Thanks again for everything!
I forgot to mention the location Paul...I live in KY but the abuse we took was at Nashville, Tn But still a fan...always will be just hoping you man up and you guys make this right???
Hi Paul, Have you and the rest of KISS ever concidered playing any KISS album from start to finish in concert? That would be awesome.
Hi Paul, this is Andy from Minneapolis. You have accomplished so much in your career. You are 59 years old! What are your goals for your 60's? While most people your age are thinking about retirement, I have a feeling you are looking for new mountains to climb! Fill us in!
FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU AND THE BAND FOR OVER 35 YEARS OF GREAT MUSIC AND ENTERAINMENT.I GOT MY DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON LIKEING THE BAND.I WANT TO KNOW IF KISS GOING TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER.
LIKE HERSHEY STADIUM.YOU AND THE BAND PUT ON A GREAT SHOW LAST YEAR.--THANK YOU--–TONY
Hello Paul!! I'm from Brazil, and always loved KISS music and especially your part of it. KISS has a lot of fans here, and we are always wondering when we will have the chance to see another World Wide Tour.
Thanks, KISSes from brazilians fans!!
What's up, Paul?
Every rock 'n' roll fan allready knows that the mega festival of music, Rock in Rio, is going to happen again this year in Brazil, any plans of coming?
Thanks for everything!!
I have been listening and loving Kiss ever since the early 70's here in Cape Girardeau,Missouri.I am not alone in this thing we do and will always do because Kiss Army exist. I need you ,in your opinion, why Kiss hasn't made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I beleive you guys deserve it because you guys put on the greatest rock and roll show I have ever seen and keep on getting better every time I've seen the show.You and Gene has been doing this together ever since Wicked Lester and still play together which I find to be awesome.
Happy late birthday and I hope you answer my question because you are my idle and have been for the last 38 years.
g'day paul , how are you going health wise since that heart scare you had a couple of years ago.....also kiss and your good self have a strong bond with australia , will you be coming back anytime in the near future....kind regards craig
p.s say hello to the rest of the boys in kiss for me
Firstly I believe you are the best Rock'n'Roll front man of my lifetime! I am very much interested in the early preKISStory. I know the story regarding the forming of what would be KISS. What interests me greatly is the shared dream each individual had with regard to the vision of KISSes potential. Which contribution had more weight, the fact that each of you envisioned playing MSG and being the next Beatles... or the faith Bill Aucoin had in you all to help you accomplish that. By the way you are my generations Beatles! Peace and God bless you.
Sincerely, Mike (aka KISSMike) Woods
Are you going to change the stage and show thist tour ?will you be coming to phoenix az,and just wanted to say you are the best frontman in rock n roll to date, you always put a smile on my face when you perform,YOU ROCK,
you plan to record another solo album? and after this kiss new album, will come more albums?
thanks for coming to Monterrey Mexico hope to return soon
Hi there Paul !
Is there any chance to hear some recordings of Eric Carr's Material in the near future ?
Performed as a kind of tribute by the current band-members, maybe on a special limited edition of the forth-coming albums ?
I think this would be great and i am sure, a lot of other KISS-Fans would think the same...
Anyway : Can't wait to see you again in Europe and i am absolutely sure that you will give us another BOOM with the next album 🙂
Kindest regards from Germany,
I've seen your paintings on your website, and I have to tell you, they are really great! I was wondering if you had any suggestions for someone who wants to start painting again. I used to paint when I was younger, but I haven't had the chance to paint in years. Where do you find your inspiration?
Paul: You've routinely dealt with set-list requests from "die hard fans" who want to hear B-Sides / "deeper cuts," and have appropriately reminded us that KISS is always playing the tracks that the paying audience wants to hear. Nevertheless, you did go deeper in your repertoire with your solo "Live to Win" tour... which is something, as a long time fan, that I'm grateful you decided to embark upon. So which do you personally prefer... I imagine that both have their pros and cons... a smaller tour where you get to perform lesser played gems, or larger tours where you perform tracks that you've been playing OVER and OVER for the last 30+ years?
Hi Paul. I am a loyal fan from Detroit Rock City! Do you still have aspirations to release a third solo record, considering all the success Kiss has been having the last several years? I went to Chicago for the DVD taping of "One Live Kiss" and had a great time there!
Hi Paul (from Ontario).
We were lucky enough to see you in the Phantom several times in Toronto but our daughter was too young then. She has since seen the band various times & is a huge fan just as I have been since the beginning of KISS. You & the band have been a great influence on both my life as a musician & my life in general. Is there any chance of a DVD of your Phantom performance? We loved it.
Hello Paul, first of all thanks for all the years of great music & shows. KISSES music has been a major influence for me as a person as well as a musician. I have two questions, well I have a lot more than that but 2 will work for now. Do you listen too music when you are painting? If so, what artists? The last two tours have bypassed ST Louis Missouri, will you be here on the next tour?
Thanks for your time.
Peace, BC Rich Guitars & KISS!
With all the success you've had on stage, on canvas and at home, what keeps you motivated these days?
Hi Paul ,
Thank you for making me smile for 30 years ! Can't wait to see you again in NJ and PA .Please say hi to Eric ,Tommy and Gene for me ,long live the KISS army !
Take care , Joey Chopel
You have talked openly about your health and happiness in recent years.
My question is two fold...
How did you manage your will power to stay clear of all the drugs and booze that was so easily available to all 4 members in the 1970's? How did you manage to stay clear of cancer and other aliments that took the life of past members. Are you the Iron Man or something?
Halifax, Nova Scotia
My question for you is, at the begining was there ever a point where you thought you weren't going to be able to make it, were you ever afraid of what you would do if it didn't work? was it hard to have a positive outlook at the begining? I'm an artist just out of school and i'm in this position now, what happens if I can't make it? i just was wondering if you guys ever felt this way too. Thank you so much, luv you!
Hello Paul Have you & Gene ever thought of doing a cover album of each others Kiss Hits.
Does your mother have the same hairy man tits you do ?
hi paul ! i just have one question for you .. in the next tour of KISS this year .. KISS will come to colombia ???
I would like to know if we'll see you in Argentina soon, and also launch the new KISS album!
Thanks for existing idol!
You've done just about everything a band can do live, except play in the round. I've seen several bands with large productions, including pyro do this. Could this ever happen?
Looking back over the past 30 plus tours, Do you have a favorite tour that stands out in your mind? If so, what makes it so special?
Rick in Indiana
Where can I buy a cd or dvd of one of your Phantom of the Opera shows?
Hey Paul! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything you have done, including the art! Although you were caught up in our "great" Atlanta traffic, you still took the time to meet with each of us at Wentworth @ Phipps! For you to take the time to talk with my children was truly AWESOME! My son met his namesake, and I fulfilled a life-long dream in meeting you! I was wondering if you were going to introduce more pieces of art soon, and will it continue to be marketed through Wentworth? Oh, and PLEASE come back to "Hotlanta"!!! Thanks!
Greetings from Greece. Last year Ronnie James Dio passed away. A few days ago Gary Moore was found dead on his sleep. My question is this: This decade (2010-2019) will mark the end of almost all the great bands of the 60s, 70s and (in some cases) 80s. How do you view the future of Rock Music and why we are not treated anymore with First Class Rock Acts like KISS, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin just to name a few...? Does it have to do with the overall bad state of the music business?
hi paul, my name is joseph and i am writing to you from lake charles, louisiana and my question to you is what will be your inspirations for the new album.can we expect any new kiss conventions like in 1995..thanks
What would you say is your best accomplishment in your life?..I know you have many to choose from .. this could be personal or professional.
Thanks for your time!! You rock and are a phenomenal talent and role model!
Love and KISSes,
Paul, did your artistic outlet as a painter provide you with an added spark, or reinvigorate your drive and passion, for your role in KISS?
Thanks for thirty-five plus years of great music and outstanding live performance! My question is this: Is there any stone left unturned in your life, either personally or professionally? Anything you have yet to accomplish that you would like to achieve? Thanks, and keep on rocking!
I'm a big fan of you and KISS I want to know are we as KISS fans suspecting the end of KISS? and if not how long will it be?
P.S Please come to Winnipeg
hi paul what will be the new kiss name on album.# 1 fan
hey paul 2 questions bro: #1. if you had a choice to have a live model to paint who would it be? #2.if you could own a famous art piece to hang in your living room which would it be?? thanks and good luck with the new album im sure its gonna rock.. james vasquez, Dallas Rock City, Texas!!!
Hi Paul, Kevin from Surprise Arizona
Thank you so much for a awesome childhood! I have been a member of the Kiss Army since 1978. After all these years did ever think Kiss would have stood the test of time?
Do you guys use face templates to help get the make-up right every night, or is all hand drawn?
Rich – Atlanta, GA
How hard is it keeping the KISS "ship" moving Gene Simmons seemingly doing everything except work on KISS these days?
Hi Paul, I was wondering how it felt being in Cobo Hall, Detroit Michigan for the last time.? CoBo Hall is were it all started for Kiss.
"ALIVE" is were I started being your #1 fan..I sat up in balcony just as did 35 years ago.Good times again!
.When Is the DVD coming out that was from that show?
Recording the show on a CD;then being able to get it after the show was the coolest KISS Memorabilia that I ever bought,just to let you know!
Keep Rock'n . you should play Ford field next time! Great sound in there.
Hello Paul, this is Laura from Sherman Oaks, California. I would like to know what do you do to look young? one day I was walking at westfield mall in Sherman Oaks when I saw you, I was really surprise how sexy you are!!!
Hi Paul , Me again .Just one more question.
Would you ever do Phantom Of the Oprah again? You were wonderful in that role. You made my birthday that night, Thanks!
Gay R. Barley from :Warren Michigan.
Born In: Detroit Rock City!!!!!
Hi Paul! I am writing this from Greeley Colorado. My question is , on the Sonic Boom record the song All For The Glory. Was it a hard decision to let Eric sing on the track? Don't get me wrong. I think he's a wonderful drummer/singer.
Im from LONG ISLAND and KISS was my first concert.(12-31-75 T Nassau Coliseum, I was 12) Is KISS going to release a new live album anytime soon? Keep on
Thank you Paul for being the best you can be, that is, you are so successful and continually entertaining on stage as possibly the best frontman within the Industry of Rock Music. Your constant maneurisms, you talk to the people, you make the audience feel wanted and needed, constantly never a dull moment, always giving the eyes something to look at, and with your radiant personality... how do you do it? I mean, from the birth of Kiss, how did you evolve and maintain your frontman-skills to an art that has yet to be copied on stage? Many rock groups' frontman just still don't get it! How is it that you can express your uniqueness that is still in longevity, yet other bands' frontmen are dull and boring to look at. Kiss has lasted the lengh of time for what I believe is your authentic and genuine ability to stir the crowd, not as in some pep rally only, but in ways that has yet to be defined for upcoming bands to learn from. My question is, Would you speak to all the talented and upcoming new bands out there listening to your words right now about what it is really like to be a REAL frontman and how can they improve their persona and band-to-audience communication to give a show that'll knock their socks off? From a Legend to Beginners on stage, what words of encouragement can you give to help frontmen everywhere to improve a show's performance by recommending changes in not only how, but what they should do to be the best they can be on stage as a frontman?
Hi Paul ,
1) Will you record an album with your son , and if you do will you go on tour and play some smaller venues as well as the regular stadium dates?
2)Do you plan on releasing your "Phantom Of The Opera" performance on DVD for those who weren't fortunate enough to see it?
3) If you haven't already done so , will you be releasing a book of your artwork?
THANK YOU for the many years of great entertainment and great performances for you are the Voice and True Front-Man of KISS !!!
Dear Paul. Why do you constantly screw us real fans over with this bullshit about Tommy and Eric wearing Ace's and Peter's makeup? Either get Ace and Peter back in the band or get those other two clowns new makeup. And fuck you for cutting Eric Carr's life insurance you heartless asshole!
Hi Paul, when will you tour Australia again and why do you not sign guitars anymore especially when you pay $750 US to meet you , could you please clarify, Long Time Fan of 28 years and seen you guys over 30 times. Thanks
Greetings, Paul. I´m from Czech republic, Pardubice. Kiss music makes me happy .Unfortunately I had an terrible headache at Prague concert, such a shame Will you come soon again? And one more thing : did you study the scripture? Do you belive in heaven and hell after life, ordeal? Thanks for answer. Michaela
Since you have produced the best KISS studio Album ever...a real KISS Classic as well. And a second studio album on the horizon. You you see a Live KISS album in the future. I think it would be great with you producing it.
Bloomfield New Jersey
My name is Scott Nance, and I am writing from Chatham, IL. I attended the Tinely Park, Chicago concert last September ,and I have to say that you changed my life. Through you , I have come to feel as though KISS is part of my family .In the sense that Tommy, Eric, Gene, and you are my favorite "uncles". So,As a die hard member of the KISS ARMY I can only think of two questions to ask the Starchild,
1- Are you open to the idea of creating and being a part of the development of KISS ROCKBAND the video game?
2- Please check out my Facebook group KISS: ROCKBAND.
THANKS!!!!!!! AND NEVER STOP ROCKIN' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi... It's Scott Nance again from Chatham, IL.
Just wanted to ask another question.
Do you miss Peter and Ace ?????
Hi ... It;s Scott Nance from Chatham, IL for the last time. I have one final question for you.
Would you/KISS ever consider preforming at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield , IL ?
Please contact the Illinois State Fair committee via this contact info :
Emmerson Building, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9427
– (217) 782-6661 (Voice)
– (217) 524-6858 (TDD)
– (217) 782-9115 (Fax)
HOPE TO SEE YA HERE SOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am Thomas from germany. I would like to know how the process of songwriting works from a Paul Stanley side
Hi, Paul... First, let me thank you for giving your fans this opportunity to ask questions of you.My question is this: Have you thought about recording a follow-up album to "Live to Win", and if so, when can we look for its release? Thank you, Revonda Ball, Asheville, N.C.
I have always loved Kiss and I saw you in Milan last May. I like very much your art too.
What about organizing a painting exhibition abroad? In Italy for instance?
Hallo Paul wann kommt ihr wieder nach Österreich ich bin schon ein Fan aseit 1979 ihr seit einer der besten Gruppe der Welt
Do you see this New Album, doing better than Sonic Boom?
And also will it have thats 70's feel again?
Hi Paul ..i am the one m illions of fans..wow its fantastic when am watching true vedio..on your concert.,am working hr in middle est..do you ever plan to having a concert here in the middle east..
paul will you be bringing out a new solo record i love
live to win as well as the boom they both live in my car and get played loud everyday around london
thank you paul your the best
steve 24 From surrey england
1-How do you get that typical seventies sound of KISS? Don´t think it would be better to use the old Ibanez Iceman guitar instead of the Washburn for recording in the studio?
2-Have you thought about doing a tour as KISS Konventions in 1995. In small theaters around the world for a very small audience 500-1000 people. Something truly unique to 500 USD per ticket. I would pay gladly. Please talk with Doc, and do not forget visit Barcelona.
3 – Why don´t play the "We won´t get fooled again" before start the shows? It was a very exciting moment !
4 – What you really think of The Elder album? And do not say it was a dark period, which did not sell as expected ... Most fans love this album.
I´ll hope see you soon
Congratulations for KISS, your family and for making me happy every day of my life.
dACEniel from Barcelona, Catalonia.
My name is Dave Hart and I'm a huge KISS fan. My birthday was last week and I was wondering if you could please say happy 23rd birthday to me.
My name is Dave Hart and i'm from Vancouver, WA and I'm also a huge KISS fan. My birthday was last week and I was wondering if you could please say happy 23rd birthday to me.
Its been 3-4 Years since we have seen you and the boys Down Under, in Australia.
Any info on when we can expect you guys back Down Under??
Also, what are your favorite guitar pickups?? and why?
MY questions are:
Are you going to release new KISSOLOGY this year?
And when can we expect new KISS album?
Did You start writing songs already?
Thank You for everything! You're the greatest !
Will you and Gene ever retire from Kiss and if so, do you see Kiss continuing on?
Paul, your work and your message inspire thousands of people all over the world, and you are a real role model for most of the fans. How do you feel about it?
Thank you for everything.
Hi, Paul and so great that you are doind a new album and tour again!
Can you tell me why you did Jigoku Retsuden cd three years ago, what was the main reason?
Thank you and all the best for you and your family!
I am a fan of kiss since 1978 ( i was 12 then). Maybe a strange question... I paint too, here is a link http://www.paintingsilove.com/artist/philipwilledewael
Last years I had some bad luck in life, am living alone with my daughter in Spain. Is there a way You could introduce my paintings to some of Your contacts? Maybe this could put me back on track again. Thanks for everything You gave us, and specially for playing "Forever" in Barcelona in July!
Will you come back to South America in 2011? I'm waiting to hear Sonic Boom's songs live!
Thanks for release the Buenos Aires live DVD with your last album.
Good luck with the next one! I love to hear your new music.
Today is my 35th birthday. I need my "ALF ALIVE 35" logo. 🙂
hello my name is stella i'm from holland and i'm 16 years old
I've been a kiss fan for 6 years
my question is
When you come back to the Netherlands for a concert?
Hey, Paul! I'd like to know if you are , or have ever been, in contact
with any former members of Wicked Lester? I've enjoyed your
shows over the years. Don't quit!
Iv'e been a Kiss fan since your first album came out in 1973! You performed back in 1999 at the pre-game Super Bowl party. Have you been asked to be the main event at any Super Bowl? Everyone bragged about The Black-Eyed Peas' show, but Kiss can top that, and also have good music to boot!!!!
Paul G'day from Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
My question is...Can you describe the feeling you had when the day
came that you relized that you are the front man for one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Did you get overwelmed, and how did you blend that into your mortal everyday life...You seem so cool and accepting of you destiny. How did you do it.
Paul, I was hoping you could tell us how you came about writing a song for Eddie Money...."If We Ever Get Out of This Place"
Can you believe that KISS is NOT in the Rock and Roll hall of fame?
Since this is CNN international "Connect the World"....I wanted to ask Paul Stanley how he attributes the mass appeal and influence KISS has created all over the world.
I mean they have such a strong fan base KISS Army and survived over 35 years without traditional support (music critics, radio etc.) I have never seen a band that truly is everywhere in some capacity.
from Boston Massachusetts
Hello Paul, I have been a fan for years. Saw you live last summer and actually got to meet you after your show In saratoga ny. Was wondering if playing all the shows you do strains your vocal chords or your vocal range.
hi paul this is bruce hancharukfrom edmonton alberta canada is kiss coming to edmonton alberta canada this year if they are and when
Hey Paul , been a huge fan for years. I met you after your show in saratoga N.Y. Last summer. Was wondering how your vocal chords and vocal range are affected by all of the shows you do?
hi paul this is bruce hancharuk from edmonton alberta canada is kiss coming to edmonton alberta canada this year if they are and when
Obiously there will be a point where u and Gene will decide to retire from KISS and move on to other things such as you continuing to paint and Gene ....probably continuing TV...Is it in the cards to have your son Evan and Gene's son continue in bothe your footsteps since they are both pretty great musician's as well?
I am just wondering if you find it difficult at times to balance your career as a father, husband, painter and rock star? Also, do you have any possible plans or thoughts on writing a book, and if not what are your thoughts about Ace and Peter writing theirs?
just wondering if you ever just call up gene or any of the rest of the members of kiss and just go out for dinner on any given night. thanks for all you have given us in the years!!
First just wanted to say that I enjoyed meeting you many years ago at a Private Party that was held at "Hammerjacks" in Baltimore, MD. Is there a chance that KISS will be coming to Baltimore, MD on your upcoming states tour? Every time you come to our area you end up in Washington, DC. I can only hope that you would come to the city of Baltimore and play at the Arena.
Is there a chance that KISS will ever do a concept album? ie, Queensryche "Operation Mindcrime". Unless you consider "The Elder" as KISS's concept album, would you ever perform that album in its entirety in concert? If "The Elder" isn't KISS's concept album, would the band consider producing such an album and what would be the theme?
Last, out of all the albums that KISS has ever produced what would you say was the hardest album musically and lyrically to write and record?
It was an honor meeting you in Baltimore, Paul. I have been a KISS fan since I was a child and I have followed you since the early 70's. I wish only the best for KISS in the coming years and thank you for the years past of entertainment that you have given to your dedicated fans. The KISS ARMY truly supports all of your efforts and hope that there are many more years to come from this talented group of musicians. I thank you and hope to see you in Baltimore, MD soon.
(Lead Vocalist "Alton Street")
Bel Air, Maryland
Paul back in 99 you did a run in Toronto as The Phantom of Opera, are thinking about doing anymore broadway musicals.
Hi Paul! I know Alice Cooper, Slade and the New York Dolls were big influences on you and the rest of the guys, but I was wondering how big an influence, if any, was David Bowie? Paul
Are Peter and Ace involved in any of the marketing projects? Do they receive payment for their images?
Who was the single most influential person in your life, that was the driving force to get you where you are today?
Rita Zaslavsky from Wilmette Illinois
With several hip replacement surgeries in recent years, how are you doing now? Will you need any further surgery to maintain performing live in your career with KISS?
Here's a question from the Netherlands (Amsterdam).
Is it possible that your son Evan and Gene's son Nicholas will be in the band KISS in the nearby future? As replacements for you guys??
Thanks for a longtime pleasure of listening to KISS and see you LIVE with the amazing concerts.
You're concert in Arnhem (Netherlands) 2010 was MAGICAL.
Many greetings from the Netherlands.
Do you ever pick up a guitar and play simply for the love of music and the appreciation of the instrument ?
When will kissology 4 be relised You owe i never got my second thing signed at a my first meet ad greet .
In what way do you think Kiss has influenced the world or society and how has it touched so many people for so long?
Loved Sonic Boom. You could've played this whole CD your last show in Dallas and I would have left happy.
My question is do you see the KISS legacy continuing after you, Gene, Eric and Tommy have left the band? What's in the future to feed the appetitie of lifelong kiss fans like myself?
Hi Paul! I am from Stockholm Sweden. Im a huge fan of yours and I work as a vocalcoach!
I just wanted to ask you how your voice feels in the middle of a long tour. I understand it must be very straining for you! Do you always give 100% of your voice or do you sometimes hold back a little just to save it???
Thanks for all the years with fantastic music and fantastic shows!!!
Best regards from a Snowy Stockholm
I would like to know if there will ever be sa updated Kiss tour book out i love the one i got and all the storys in it. and will we ever see kiss on monday night raw i know the had zz tops i would love to see kiss on Raw
If Bob Ezrin were available to produce, or co-produce KISS' next album, would you consider it?
Thanks so much for everything, especially being passionate about the US and its military.
i would like to ask you a question:
the next European tour,and when it's Italy's turn,would you like to come here in Rome? instead in Milan?
thanks so much Paul!
Hi Paul, I'm Kari Celestine. I've met you several times in Houston, TX. I would like to know if you would consider painting some pieces using the titles of some of your greatest KISS songs? Since my favorite song of yours is, "I Stole Your Love", I would be thrilled to see what colors and shapes, you would be moved to paint, with those lyrics in mind. That would be awesome! As Always, you know how much I love you. Kari Celestine, KISS Army fan since 1977, in Texas.
What's the most important thing to think about when starting a band?
Next new KISS CD...... will there be an infamious (BETH – type) KISS ballad (unlike SONIC BOOM where it was purposely left off)
Paul, Ive seen kiss over 45 times since since 1976.My question is Your energy level on stage not only gets stronger every time i see kiss it's off the charts?How do you maintain the energy?
I've been a fan for a while now and even wrote my first college research paper on KISS. When KISS began, you weren't the Starchild, but the Bandit. If the personas we see onstage are extensions of your personalities, how was the Bandit an extension of yours and what prompted the switch to the Starchild?
My question is have you ever considered doing a cover c.d of songs that
inspired you, Kiss have done some great covers in the past live and on
c.d, I think it would be great to have a c.d of songs you and the rest of the band like.
KISS IS THE BEST BAND EVER.
Paul, I have been a fan since 1975 which was the year I graduated from high school and have been to more concerts than I can count, but I always wondered if there was anything special you did or still do to get yourself emotionally ready to perform? It is very obvious that what you do on stage is totally different from your private life, there is Paul Stanley the star Child, entertainer and artist then there is Paul Stanley the husband, father, friend and man. saying thank you isn't enough to say, you sir are the true meaning of a real man stay true to who you are from within and as always my family sends all our love to you and your beautiful family......:-)
Hello Paul, I just want to know if you and your son, Evan, have any plans to record any music together in the future?" Take it easy and God Bless and Carry On!!! Adam from Salina, KS
Hello Paul and fellow fans of kiss.After the reunion era many people [me included] wish that revenge era should continue and musically speaking was by far superior than the [musicianship & composition] reunited KISS.What are you thoughts on that era, what do you thing of revenge and Alive III, and knowing that eric is almost 15 years on board can we expect a revenge quality album? [Heavy,raw RN'R] Thanks in advance for your reply and cudos for reviving kiss in the 10's with a great line up.The next album will rock anyway \m/
Kiss is known for the grearest show on earth, Yet same stages year after year with very small changes, After seeing the band well over 55 times Live in concert How can you WoW your fans Again New Show And a Whole New StageWill You consider???
paul, i have been a fan since 75-76 and my question is kiss has played all around the world but is there a certain country, arena,state,or province that kiss hasnt played but would like to. thank you. angelo from cobourg,ontario
I had the pleasure of seeing you perform in Phantom of The Opera twice. You were fantastic. Do you see yourself playing that role again in the future or any other musical theater for that matter? By the way,KISS rocked in Mansfield Mass this summer. Love seeing you perform in any venue!
My question is have you and the rest of the band ever considered doing a cover album of songs that inspired all of you, Kiss have done some great covers in the past live and on albums, I think it would be great to have a album of the songs you and the band like.
KISS IS THE BEST BAND EVER.
Hi Paul I'm fan of KISS and you. I saw for first time to KISS in Mansfield en 7th August 2010. I'm from Ecuador and I'm 36 and was awesome the most incredible situation of my life, Please come to Ecuador and South America this year. Thanks. I have a little collection of KISS check it .. http://unmasked8674.blogspot.com 'Thanks
hi paul,Ive seen you guys better than 20 times ,starting back in 1975 at cobo hall in detrot rockin roll michigan,and last time same place in 9/2010. my question is,the oath is one of my favorite tunes will you play it live again like you did in1985,and you will rock til you dropor i drop. keep rockin starchild
Is Gene the first girl you finally got to dry hump ?
Was it you that Gene caught backstage with Vinnie Vincent ?
...and is he still jealous to this day ?
And at the end of the next show...please smash your guitar against Tommy Thayer's fucking head !!!
Ich bin seit beginn ein KISS Fan!
Möchte gerne wissen von Dir: Gibt es wieder eine World Tour von KISS?? Were mega Geil!
Danke für Antwort und alles gute Paul! Du bist ein super Typ als Mensch!!!!
my deepest wish is, that you and Gene will go on forever with KISS. But if you have to quit anytime, is there any chance that Erin Stanley and Nick Simmons replace you and Gene. So KISS will always be "family-owned".
Stay loud and proud.
Greetings from Hamburg Rock City, Germany
Paul: You always have had a handle on fitness, even from the early days. What is your daily eating and work out regime? Got To Choose is my all time favorite KISS song!
David, Las Vegas, NV
Can you tell us any interesting details about the next Kiss album, e.g. song titles, themes, does everyone in the band get to sing, any tunes finsished, co-writers etc
hi paul i have been a fan of kiss for years and you guys will always be kings but how is peter
Despues de tantos años de música y éxito, qué podemos esperar de nuevo de KISS? Existe aún creatividad para componer nuevas canciones para volver a saltar, cantar y vibrar? Cual es tu mayor anhelo?
Gracias desde Patagonia Chilena.
After many years of music and success, what can we expect from new KISS? There is still creativity to compose new songs for your fans in order to to jump, sing and vibrate again? What is your greatest wish?
Thanks from Chilean Patagonia.
I've been a fan for like a 100,000 years and what I really want to know is, if you have any recollection of it, how the solo in "She" came about.
( I later became familair with the song from the Doors "Five to One", and ofcourse me growing up with "She", I could say I was pleasantly shocked. And now I even found this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HsT3iz__bY – )
Thanks for answering.
Greetings, Rob / Holland
I am a huge fan and have been since I was a kid.
You have changed my life an got me through so much with your music.I think you have an AMAZING voice!
You are truly legendary!
You recentley did a recording with Sarah Brightman(fantastic)
and I love what you bring to the table in terms of your creative spin.
The Sonic Boom album was great.
What can we expect from the new Kiss album in 2011 as far as sound? Any thing special planned for the new album?duets? orchastration?
ps–THIS IS BEAU FROM HOLLYWOOD CA !!
hello paul from fort stockton just wanted to know are there any plans for a show in the new cowboys stadium in the near futur & what promted the move to work with the push kings Thank you very much for the best 35 years & soon to be the best 43 shows of my life.
My question is about setlists. I think there are some fans who would like to hear some old songs like those on "Dressed to kill", "Destroyer", Rock and roll over" and "Love Gun" that you never played live or little. "tomorrow and Tonight" would be great to hear. In fact, you performed tracks that you've been playing OVER and OVER for the last 30+ years. You can't take off songs like Rock and Roll all night, Deuce, Love gun or Detroit Rock city, but replace all the others.
If Paul read the question that won't be selected, hope he read this one: Hope to see you in Montreal and Quebec city for the next album's tour.
There is a lot of talk about your voice these days among die hard KISS fans. It doesn't come from a point of view of attacking you, or belittling your abilities. We know, unlike most others in the press and pop culture, that you are the best rock vocalist ever. However, there is definitely a decline in range, power, control, and a difference in tone over these last few years.
You've never spoken publicly about it, because we all know how private of a person you are and we wish to respect that. We do however, wish you would address it and let us fans know how you are treating it? Did you develop nodes? Some of the symptoms that are presenting certainly point in that direction. The bottom line is that we care, and want you to feel good. I can say personally that the number 1 reason I've enjoyed KISS live for so many years was because I was always floored by your vocally. You got better and better every year. It also comes down to putting out a "product" (your live show) that's up to a certain standard that you set. It's less appealing putting down money on a show, if the main singer isn't taking the proper time to get himself back in fighting shape. 😉 I may be in the minority, but I was hoping KISS was going to take a year off, mostly so you could address your vocal issue.
Please let us in a little Paul and tell us what's going on! We love you and only want to see you live up to your own expectations. I know after following you for years, that you personally must be bothered by this tremendously.
Saw you in Phantom in Toronto – TWICE. You were amazing.
HAVE KISS EVER CONSIDERED DOING A KISSMAS ALBUM.
WITH ALL THE KISSMAS STUFF THE BAND HAS PUT OUT OVER THE YEARS IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A ALBUM, AND AD A GIFT TO IT.
Hello Mr. Stanley,
i like your Artworks & like to do a exhibition with you in 3D
Let´s make the World understand that art & music is the key to inner freedom.
I have very good references & you will be surprised about my work & references. See my Artworks on my website:
Thank you in advance. I look forwardly to heari from you.
Can you sketch out the next twelve months for you & KISS ....new album, new tour (to Europe we hope!)....what else....more kiddies maybe !?!?!
Keep on rockin'
Hi Paul: I just want to ask how much longer you anticipate Kiss will be a touring entity since my son just turned two and I would love for him to have the opportunity to see you live. He is already a huge Kiss fan. Thank you, Paul, and best of luck to you and Kiss with your new album.
Paul, when will you next tour be in Arizona? Could not get out to your last one. I am going crazy when I heard a next album will be coming out again. Great artwork. Makes me want to get back into drawing and painting again. Now it's photography. Old school type only.
Paul, If and when you or Gene decide to stop performing or unable to, would we see a replacement so KISS can continue, or will that be the end of the band? -Thanks!
Hi Paul , first I apologize for my english is not the best, I'm French.
I'm a KISS fan, and you're a guitar hero , the best guitar player in the world !
At the beginning where did you played before big stage ?
I would like to know if KISS will do a concert in France in 2012 please ?
Thanks for taking my questions !
I tell you once more: YOU'RE A GUITAR HERO, THE BEST GUITAR PLAYER IN THE WORLD !!!! ROCK ON PAUL 😀 !
hello from Spain, Paul,
this is my question: 2011 is the 20th anniversary of Eric Carr's death,
is KISS going to do anything special for remembering Eric?
Delete my previous message and put this one instead:
If Paul read the question that won't be selected, hope he read this one: Hope to see you in Montreal and Quebec city for the next album's tour. Be sure to annonce your tour dates for both cities at the same time, so people from Quebec city will see you in their city instead of going to Montreal first and not wanting to pay again if the date for Quebec city is annonce later, resulting in a poor assisance in Quebec city. I explain my point: Not everybody's like me and wants to pay twice to see you in both cities. If you annonce the show at the same time for both cities, more people will be at your show in Quebec city. The ones who wants to see you just one time in Quebec city and the others like me who will pay twice and go to both shows. Thanks!
Are you going to visit Poland with KISS?
hi paul i got a question how long does it take to plan the stage design for the tours and when will the new album be released and will ayou and gene write a new kiss book about the last 35 years of kiss and thnx for making me a fan u guys r the best band ever my fav song off sonic boom is never enough and thanks for the best meet and greet at cobo hall on september 25th 2009
Hey Paul i was wondering why did vinnie vincent qutie kiss. also if eric did not die would he still be in kiss
When is the new album coming out
I'm 13 and I'm a HUGE fan of you and Kiss. My question is...
Has your artwork ever inspired you to write a song or vise versa?
Because your artwork is very unique and I love it. You and KISS need to keep rockin'!!!
Your #1 Fan,
I was just wondering, outside of America, what is your favourite country to play shows in?
Is there any chance in the future you'll be showing you artwork at an European Gallery ?
Hey Paul, you're one of the coolest people ever, I saw KISS for the first time in 2010 at Hershey and it was the best show I've ever seen. I just wanna ask if you have any information on the new album because Sonic Boom was just so good I wanna see what's next. I also wanna know if you'll ever preform with Peter and Ace again and any words of wisdom for someone who wants to start a band? Thanks a lot Paul, you're my idol.
dear, paul i took my son to see kiss in tupelo,ms and he fell in love with your music as i have when i was a child .when and why kiss wont come back to our town , you told us you loved us and all so why leave us out. please tell me kiss isnt afraid of the bible belt areas.more than hafe of the folks inside where from those churchs and we had the time of out lifes .we welcome you back.give us fan wharwe want to see you here again.kiss forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanted to know if being one of the most recognized people in the world has ever affected other ambitions you have or had.
Hey Paul, This Is Tanner From Lincoln Nebraska,
I wanted to know if being one of the most recognized people in the world has ever affected other ambitions you have or had.
Hey Paul, This Is Tanner From Lincoln Nebraska,
I wanted to know if being one of the most recognized people in the world has ever affected other ambitions you have or had.
I went to my first KISS concert this past summer in Hershey, PA, and it was THE BEST concert I've ever been to! Everything about the show was awesome, but I have to ask, how did you ever learn to dance in those 7" heels? I know I could never do that, but you seem to dance in those boots with such ease!
Keep on rockin and please come back to Hershey soon!!
Hi Paul I am a huge Kiss fan and fan of your art, so I have two questions for you first will you please come back to austin during your next tour I have friends who want to see you and the rest of the band but don't want to go to Dallas or Houston.Second I am an artist and love your art but can't pay $2000 or more for your art will you consider prints to be sould on your site?I am looking forward to your next album and tour Thanks.KISS ROCKS!
Paul,greetings from Oshawa,where everyone rallied to bring KISS here.My question for you is,after the death of Eric Carr,what was the insipration or motivation to keep going as a individual and as a band?
about KISS Legacy, in Mexico, Dynasty does a tribute for the Hottest Band in the World, KISS and I would like You to see their tribute video of Deuce, here is the link and I like to know your comments,
Paul, How about a tour with Van Halen this summer?? I know you both have new Cd's coming out, I think the tour would be huge!!
Paul: I have been a fan since 1975 which is the year I graduated from high school and have been to more concerts than I can count, but I've always wondered if there was anything special you did and still do to get emotionally ready to perform, because it is very obvious that what you do on stage is totally different from your personal life. There is Paul Stanley the star child,entertainer and artist then there is Paul Stanley the husband, father, friend, and man. Saying thank you isn't enough to say. You sir are the true meaning of real man, stay true to who you are from within and as always my family and I send all our love to you and your beautiful family.....Dolores Weber.....Martinsburg,Pa.
Will you guys ever release the live dvd you filmed at Cobo Hall in 09?
I'M Griet from Belgium. (Dessel)
first, you are very good on graspop 2010,
what is your févert song of kiss?
is hard to play gitaar?( I play Basgitaar)
Will you learn me play gitaar??
Keep rockin paul
Big kiss Griet
Like a lot of your fans, I've been with you since the 70s. KISS sounds better than ever with Tommy and Eric along side you and Gene. I'm looking forward to the follow up to the great, "Sonic Boom" album.
With the success of Green Day's "American Idiot" on Broadway, is there a chance we might see a musical based on the music and/or story of KISS? What better way to celebrate the legacy of New York's greatest band?
Thanks for taking the time to answer some fan questions on CNN.
Keep on rockin',
P.S. It would be great to hear "All Hell's Breakin' Loose", "All For The Glory" and "When Lightning Strikes" on the next tour. 🙂 \m/
I forgot to mention...I'm writing from Little Falls, NJ
Out of all the things in your life, your music, your art, and your family. Which do you feel makes you complete?
Thank You, and KISS for all you do for The Wounded Warriors!
hi paul im doing fundraiser for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in memory of the 343 firemen that lost there lives on that day i emailed gene about this fundraiser im doing and doc also i would like to know if kiss can help buy doing benifit concert for this fundraiser im doing to help me raise money for this im doing
Been a fan since I was 6 yrs old. "Live to Win" was one of my favorite albums ever. Any chance you'll do another solo CD? Can't wait for the next KISS album and tour.
Paul when you tour for the new album will there be new outfits and what about not wearing a wig?
With all the drugs and booze around the band in the 1970's, how is it that you and Gene stayed clear and other band members, management and producers didn't considering the pressures?
Are you difficult to work with, and if not could you say honestly the opinions of former KiSS members saying otherwise or personality clashes you've had with them-hold no merit?
Is Gene the first girl you finally got to dry hump ?
I just wanted to tell you thank you for making me happy for over 30 years. I have been through some hard times and KISS has always helped me through it. I am a proud member of the KISS army and I have your 1978 solo album cover tattooed on my left arm. Even if my question does not get to be aired, I hope you get to see this. You and KISS are very special to me and I cannot wait until you come back to the Chicagoland area.
Your #1 Fan, George Shulock
Paul, What do you like doing better your art or music? And Did you guys think of a name for the new KISS album
Hey, Paul, your son is a very talented musician. Have you ever thought about recording an album with him?
I have two questions for you. Will kiss come to tinley park in chicago again. And I really want to meet you can you please meet me in chicago if kiss comes to tinley park in chicago again.
P.S. If kiss does come to chicago can I get invited to the sound check
My question is : What do you say to the fans that think it is not right for KISS to go on stage with Tommy and Eric in the other 2 original guys makeup? Personally I have been a fan since 75 and to me I love it because I want sober and responsible members making great KISS music. It also keeps the integrity of what was. Also, Peter and Ace had there shot when you leave your job or get fired you usually never get a second chance, they both did. Thank you for keeping a positive outlook on life. Rick Behr, Phoenix Arizona
Hey Paul A long time KISS fan here..What is the status of Kissology 4 is there a street date for it's release?
i would like to know why didnt kiss ever record alive album with Eric Carr
I mean you have KISS ALIVE AND KISS ALIVE 2 WITH PETER.AND 3 WITH ERIC SINGER ..ITS LIKE ERIC CARR DIDNT EXIST..I WAS JUST WONDERING WHY..AS A TRIBUTE TO ERIC CARR..
i think Kiss should put one out on Eric Carr..During his time with kiss.He was the best .....Thank you ......Michael.... Cleveland Tn.
Hey Paul when will KISSOLOGY 4 be coming out? and KISS should do super bowl halftime show in indy thee home of the KISS ARMY!
Hey Log Time Fan since my High School days Had flashback when I saw "Detriot Rock City" the Movie anyways my question is " KISS seems to be bigger now than ever, even in your hey days in the 70's what factor do you see is the reason for this, and do you Really believe KISS will carry on in the future with other replacing you & Gene.
Hi Paul, I heard you' ve been in Italy for vacation with your family... What do you like from this country and why ?
( Italy )
KISS will go to the new album on a European tour and come to Germany? 2011/2012?
Will you see with my daughter again
I have two questions. First one: When are you going to hit Germany and Europe again?
Second one: What do you think about Kiss Tribute Bands?
Greets from Germany
Max and Kai
Was wondering if the band was going to tour around the area of Kentucky, I have had tickets to the show nearly everytime and something always happened when i get the chance to go. I have loved KISS since i was 14 and now I am well alot older and I have been dying to go . I actually cry every time i miss out. But let them say what they will about KISS , KISS is one of the rare band still out there from the 1970's . Keep on rockin 🙂
You are my biggest hero,I have a Washburn
PS 600 and love your other guitars.You have so good idears for Songs
like a million to one ,Who wants to be lonely
Live to win and Tonight you belong to me.
When KISS go on the next tour did you come
to Hamburg or the Ecktown beach festival?
I have forget,I live in Osterby by Ecktown,in
Hello Paul, my name is William and I live in Brazil.
I am a big fan of yours, I wonder if it will be possible a year tour here in Brazil's kiss?
Hi Paul, first I want to say KISS IS my favorite group and you yourself have been an inspiration to me and I thank you. My question is : When KISS is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will the other members that have come and gone through the years be recognized as well at the time of induction ? Thanks Paul ! Keep Rocking !!
Paul, do you recall singing Black Diamond in place of Peter Criss in Johnson City, Tennesee 1977? If I am correct, that was the first time Peter was not able to perform the song since you guys began touring. Do you wish you had been able to sing it more often?
a lot of succesful bands played as an opener for you.
What do you think about bands like Bon Jovi, who changed their Style in the last few years a lot? Do you still have contact with those bands?
Hi Paul!! Just wanted say im the biggest Kiss fan ever!! My question is will there ever be another full Kiss reunion in the United Kingdom?? Will you ever come back to the UK? I hope so, Never Stop Rockin'!!!
From Jess (16 Years Old) The UK.
HEY PAUL IT IS AN HONOUR FOR ME ! DO YOU KNOW THAT DANGER-US IS THE BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM PLEASE PLAY IT LIVE . KISS IS MY BLOOD IN THE VAINS
I loved Sonic Boom and I can't wait for the new album. My question is this – how many more albums do you think KISS will do? Might this be the final KISS album?
If not, would you consider guest spots for former KISS members on a final KISS album in the future (for Bruce Kulick, Ace Frehley, and maybe even Peter Criss)? It could be a great way to wrap it all up. Whenever that album comes...
From Kansas, Hey Paul – when can us fans expect to see KISSOLOGY 4 and what surprises will you have for us on it ? Can't wait for the new album and hopeful tour to follow. Thanks for all the years of great entertainment and wonderful memories – John
How have you been able to remain so humble and grounded over so many years of being adorned in a profession, where so many have no longevity or any real passion for what they do?
hello paul how are you '? am raoul of Spain in Madrid I saw the tour sonic boom ... fantasctico congratulate a concert, and congratulations on the hard sonic boom, I think that you are writing for the new album, fantastic I'd like it to be something harder than sonic boom, type Animalize, licki it up,, paul a hug asylum ,, thanks ... kiss
will kiss come to reno nv in the near future?
Paul, as a mother of a special needs child for two years I heard my son ask when is KISS coming to Raleigh. He checked every day online. You finally came and he got to see you August 29th 2010. Now he is asking when will you be back. I have always encouraged music as it has helped with his speech and now he wants to play guitar just like KISS. For that I thank you and the music industry.
Have you done any advocacy work on keeping music in the schools and have you worked with any special needs children?
Will KISS tour again and will they come to Raleigh, NC again?
Wishing you the best,
Since you are now an international painter, what famous artist inspired you to take up the brush.
Over the years KISS created tons of songs yet one of the most classic tunes the band ever did was called 'Rip And Destory' back in 1978 and still has yet to be officallly released yet all KISS fans know the lyrics. Are we ever going to see this song on a cd cause it is one of the best songs that you ever did.
What is your favorite part about going on tours? Do you enjoy meet and greets?
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I'm from wiscon sin waukesha wisconsin
hi paul i was at the concert in ireland last year an i must say it was the best show i was ever at.i was just wondering if kiss would be back this year to ireland?
Hi Paul; My name is Jolene from St. Paul, Minnesota. Like you've heard a million times...I've been a huge fan since 1976.
I have both your solo albums/CD's and also One Live Kiss DVD and both are just amazing!! You have always been my inspiration when things in my life gets me down. My question is do you have or do you think you would do another solo album and if you do, would you use the same band? They were GREAT!!!!
Thanks for taking the time Paul. Congrats again on your beautiful family!!!!
i'm a big fan of KISS and of you on your own and i was just wondering what do say bout bring Peter and ace back for a couple of shows as a special guest cause i would really love to see the catman and space ace with yall one more time and when KISS get put in the rock n roll hall of fame will the past members be recognized especially Eric Carr and is KISS going to bring out there own guitar hero please reply back
Thanks keep rockin' and rollin' and night and party every day
Calvin from Kentucky
kiss is truly my favorite band. but i was wondering why you let eric were peter's makeup and tommy wear ace's makeup. why not just give them new makeup?
Just out of curiousity. are you the last child from your parents? If so, how does your original name continue on if your sons use the Stanley last name instead of Eisen?
I have watched loads of interviews and shows where many questions were asked. I do not however think that I have ever heard this question before. "What is your favorite KISS song and your favorite KISS album?" I would also like for you to know that KISS has had such an influence on my life, you have inspired me in many ways!! I have been a fan since day one. I LOVE you guys, KISS #1 always!!! Keep rocking!!
Hey Paul, First off your awesome, you helped inspire me to pick up a guitar and want to sing, second, Do have you heard Ace's latest album and what do you think? Also any chance Makin' Love and When Lightning Strikes can find their way into your live set?
Can you envision KISS continuing with Nick on bass and Evan on guitar? Both are good guitar players.
Hey paul, as an avid painter have you ever thought about maybe making artwork for an album cover or guitars?
Who is your favorite Van Halen frontman, David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar?
Matt from Oklahoma
Hey Paul, How is it you write such killer riffs? And what do you think about when you write lyrics?
I'm lookin' forward to having your 20th album.
Do you have any plan to come to Japan?
We all KISS Army in Japan will always want KISS!
Thank you for creating the best catalog of music in Rock & Roll along with the other members in KISS.
My question is:
How has your songwriting changed from the 70's compared to today?
Long Live KISS!
Rob (Fanatic fan since 1984)
Green Bay, WI
Thanks for all the great years ! Kiss had a vote for what city the tour would come to, would you ever consider having the fans vote for the set list for a tour?
I am from the Netherlands and a fan since 1976. I have a question. I know you are a private person and I respect that very much. Have you ever considered (or do you now) to write a biography of your very special life. I think it could inspire people.
Besides that. Thanks you for the past 35 years. You mean a lot to me.
Hi Paul! How many pairs of boots did you have for each tour in the 70's? I've seen slight variations of platform height of your 1975 Alive boots, some being about half as tall. Thanks!
hey man,just thanks for really the best years of my life!kiss is a special place for millions,but what i want to know is,what is relly your favorite guitar?
paul stanley paul stanley paul stanley paul stanley Я люблю тебя!
Do you have any brothers or sisters? If so, what did they think about you being in KISS in the early days? Now?
I've been a fan of yours, as well as KISS for years now. I'm 16 and your music has changed my opinion on rock n' roll. So my question is, do you think you will ever re-visit more songs from the Revenge era? I know you preformed God Gave Rock N' Roll To You II on your latest U.S. tour, but couldn't help but wonder. Although nothing beats classic KISS tunes, Revenge will always be one of my favorites, as well as a favorite for thousands of KISS fans. I can't wait for the new album, Sonic Boom was one of the best, if not the best album of 2009! Rock on!
Spencer Flores, Racine WI.
I know that you and Gene Simmons are Jewish. I was wondering if you or Gene have ever seen the movie about the Holocaust called "Life is Beautiful" (La Vita e' Bella)? If so, what did you think about it? If not, I recommend you watch it with your lovely wife.
Any news on KISS playing New York this year? I'm gonna travel from Wales, UK to see ya. Also any plans on a UK Tour in the pipeline?
I'm addicted to the song" I will be with you" you sing with Sarah Brighton. My question for you is, would you play Phanthom of the opera again? Every time I hear your voice my heart skip the beat. Thank you Paul, love you Maja
Hi, my Paul!!!
I1m from Brazil, Sao Paulo city and I'm in love with you since I was 13 , now I'm gooing to be 40 next Sunday, I'm watching you and I'll be happy forever if you congratulate me!!!
Now, seriously: I wanna ask you if KISS will play in Brazil in this year. And I wanna ask you how many years you are when you started to paint . I saw your pictures, they are wonderful! What do you think about to put one of these pictures on the next cover KISS' cd ?
My English is not so good, so I'm sorry if I commited some mistake, but there's something I'm BETTER: LOVING YOU FOREVER!!!
I know I am 1 person, but I just have to know. Will you be returning to Charleston West Virginia to rock the Civic Center to the ground 1 more time? The last time you guys were here was the "Farewell Tour", I was there and I was 4th row seating. Best concert I had ever been to in my life. I recently went to Pittsburgh in July to see you guys and the show was even better than before. I love KISS, so lets rock n roll all night and party for the rest of our lives!
I am I total KISS maniac, I have been around KISS my whole life and have spread it to my relatives and friends and everyone's friends and Ive yet to find someone who doesn't like it. When you came to Charleston West Virginia for the Psycho Circus Tour, I went to the mall where your boots were and I stood in them and walked around in them, I also have a picture of it. How do you walk in those things?? Also, I can't wait for the new album.
If you had anything to say to the troops overseas and here in the USA what would it be and why?
When is KISS coming back to Northern California?
looking back at what u have accomplished all these years is amazing. You are truly an icon. what are your thoughts when you reflect now on how much you have accomplished from being in KISS and being an artist and still going strong and doing what you love best? I look up to you because you never gave up on your dreams. Thanks
Hi Paul, you are around in the rockscene for decades. There is a internet these days. Are you aware of your influance on people?
I mean do you read and listen to the internet and Wouldn`t you like to comment sometimes? I really would like to know what it feels like knowing that you touched so many people`s lifes. For me you mean a lot, but then again you are around in my life for 30 years. In other words i CAN`T think of a world without you. How does it feel
to be more than just a rockstar?
Thank you, your greatest fan,
Ron van de Wiel
I was just wondering when you were gonna come back and tour Australia?
You and you're music have stood the test of time and I am very grateful you guys are still touring the world!
I am 15 years old and I can defiantly say that the younger KISS army is getting bigger and bigger.
Can't wait for you're next Australian tour and new KISS album.
You're biggest fan,
This is ray i was wondering if u guys are ever thinking of playing in bethal woods newyork .bin fan since i was born and a few months ago i got a kiss tattoo on my forearm.
When will ACE and Peter tour with KISS AGAIN !!!! KISS IS NOT KISS without them period.
are there any plans for your next solo-album? Perhaps with your son Evan, who is a guitar player, too?
Will there be a ballad on the next KISS album?
Hope to see you soon on tour in Germany!
Peter from Bocholt in Germany
I KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN TOURING WE SAW YOU 5 TIMES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS ARE YOU GOING TO TOUR IN THE US AFTER YOU RELEASE THE NEW CD OR SOMETIME THIS YEAR
Hi paul, what will be expecting to see from the next KISS tour, any knew effects? Also what is your favourite KISS song? Finally may i ask please, please may KISS visit the Isle Of Wight Festival!!!
I would just like to thank you for the inspirational music KISS has produced over the years, my brother and i went to see KISS in Glasgow on the sonic boom tour, it was amazing, many of my friends at school try to diss KISS yet they havent even listened to your music.What do you think about that and how are things with ace and peter?
Thanks from Scotland 😀
i was just wondering if theres any dvds coming out or a new album
KISSOLOGY 4 dvd..... When? What brand of acrylics do you like or do you use oils? Windsor Newton? Grumbacher? Sable or nylon brushes? What kind of canvas?
Many thanks for years of fun rock and roll. Kiss Army solider since 1975
As an artist, musician, humantarian. What is your driving force for inspiration. It seems throughout your career, their has been no need to reinvent yourself, merely fine tuning the machine. How do you challenge yourself to continue create such inspiring great music?
Hi Paul, I would like to ask you how you started KISS. Could you give me any advice to start my own band?
hi paul i was wondering if u and the orginal members would ever get to gether 4 one show and would eric and tommy change the make up to form a new kiss instead of kiss bein a more less a cover band
Paul! I was able to take advantage of the Meet and Greet package on the Boom tour in Milwaukee and I have to say this: I walked into the M & G a 41 year old man and walked out a 14 year old boy! You guys were the most gracious and friendly bunch of legends a fan could ever meet! What will you do to make the M & G even bigger on the next tour?
Paul...are you ever gonna age at all??? You are still just as sexy as you were when i first saw you 30yrs ago! I loved you then and I still do..couldn't imagine a world with KISS!
The Wounded Warriors Project is very front and centre with KISS these days; what about your other Charity project AboutFace; are you still active as the celebrity spokeperson?
What effort is KISS going to put forth in trying to garner a Grammy nomination (and win) for the new album? That type of recognition is long overdue.
The "Hotel" tour (KISS Konvention 95-96) was an absolute pleasure to attend. Would there be any posibility of another KISS organized convention tour?
I worked for Gibson in the late 80's and was wondering if you still have the flame top Les Paul that Tom Murphy and I worked on.
It's probably one of Tom's first "aged" Guitars
Paul, Thank You and All for coming to Hampton VA for your Alive 35 show as well as to the Virginia Beach Ampitheater. I was at both very very close to stage. I want you to know that you guys Defined my and my uncle's (only 1 year older) childhood. When you influence so many people like that you do shape their lives: We both are successful people with plenty of love for life. We rock hard, we laugh hard, we love hard. Thank You Sincerely from our Heart! No doubt our lives are a gift. My questions:
1- Are you lining up for another tour? P.S. You owe me one because I yelled my throat out when you said: "So, Can I come back and see you again?"
That's the ONLY Question I care about my friends. Judging by the huge crowds around me at the shows, I don't think you'll have any problems packing the houses any time soon.
Thank You my friends,
Been a fan for 30 years and can't wait for studio album number 20!
Hopefully the album debuts big so KISS can finally have a Billboard Number One!
Psycho Circus, debut #3
Sonic Boom, debut #2
NEW ALBUM, DEBUT #1, HELL YEAH!!!
May KISS continue and prosper!
All my love & god bless
Reading the above comments is sooo cool! So many youngsters carrying on the Kiss meaning of rock and freedom. You guys should
be crazy proud! I'm an old school fan born '68. You made it my mom bought it for me. Cool Mom.
It's a Biggie:
You guys created a Mega-Band that still has tons of followers today.
Probably they are still increasing. Of course, time wears everyone down so how will you guys handle the legacy of Kiss when you cannot perform anymore? With sooo many children who are fans and no doubt there children when they are fans, what's to be? You guys started something totally out of the norm and it hasn't stopped yet. When you guys can't perform or are gone, is Kiss and the Kiss movement gone forever?
I surely hope and pray not.
I've been in love with you since I heard my first KISS song.
What do you think about people having KISS tattoos?
I recently got your rose tattoo on the same spot you have it!
Really love it and can't stop looking at it!!!
Love and KISS-ez,
Aphrodite from Greece!
will we ever see you perform in the philippines?
Hey Paul, will you ever come back and rock the KISS ARMY, NEW ZEALAND?
Kiss will be 40 years old in 2013. Is there any chance that the band could celebrate such an accomplishment by playing a concert with all the "members of the family" still alive to this day? Just a thought of course...
I"ve been a huge fan for a long time now and I would like to say something about the negative reactions from jealous people who have a problem with all the kiss-merchandise.
This is because they don"t have it!
Everybody knows that you guys makes millions with it but I think that"s all fair because KISS is not just a band like other bands.
Kiss is an institution and a lifestyle with great music and the biggest shows ever!
Is KISS the richest band in the world?
If you are, well if there is one band who deserves it, then it"s KISS.
We,fans,give you the money but we get a lot from you in response.
I hope you will go on forever.
I will be a fan as long as I live.
greets Jack from the Netherlands
What do you think about brunettes?
You come to Germany this Year??? (Please!)
And the second Question:
You drink a cup of Coffe with me, if you come?
:* love and kisses:*
is it possible to have a pro shot from asylum tour and one from your solo tour 89 max number 1 fan quebec city
From Lincoln Nebraska,
Has being on of the most recognizable people in the world ever effected any ambitions you have had or have?
Hi Paul, Are you guys touring the US in 2011, and if so, please come to Columbus Ohio? Also, are you making a new CD and DVD? I have been a Kiss fan since I was 5 and now I am 38. Love you guys. Rock On! Stu
Hi Paul. Ive been wondering for a long time now..Bob Ezrin produced arguably two of the best albums KISS ever recorded (Destroyer and Revenge) You have also said that you regret that Bob didnt produce Psycho Circus. Why then,wont you use him one more time? It seems that you and him bring the best out in each other.
When will you be returning to the UK, as England was amazed when KISS came on the sonic boom over europe!
PLease come back!
hi Paul!! i am a french fan and i want to ask you if there will be a kiss concert in france soon or in the future? ps :yours artworks are amazing! bravo!and thank you!
paul i love you!
GO FUCK YOUR PIGS.
YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE.
DOES YOUR MOTHER HAVE A BIGGER DICK THEN YOU....???
PAUL YOU ROCK
IGNORE THAT ASSHOLE.
when do you really want to go into retirement? Ps: you're just fantastic! without you, my world would be much sadder!
@Becky He is a great star;May I know the charity their band supports?
When are guys playing in Detroit? Alot of people want you guys back in Detroit. And also me.
How much a songs will be in the new album? Tommy Thaer & Eric Singer whether will sing the songs?
Hey Paul!!!!! I just want to thank you and the rest of KISS for being so cool to me at The Meet & Greet I attended in Philadelphia in Oct. of '09!!!! I had to sell my1995 Ibanez Paul Stanley PS10 LTD. guitar (Never Played,Signed by you) to raise the money to be able to afford to get the VIP package to the show & it was worth every penny!!!! Getting to spend time with you & the rest of KISS made it alot easier parting with what was my favorite part of my KISS collection. KISS is and always will be a MAJOR part of my life!!!!!!Can't wait for the new cd & See ya on the next tour!!!!!!!
Paul I think that you are the best singer in the world and I love your band, but I wanted to ask Can you ever come to Estonia with KISS. It has been my only dream to see you for 2 years. I Love You!!!!!
Paul will you and the band tour this summer? I have taking my 2 boys 6-8 the last two times you came to cleveland, they love you guys. This past year my wife's 73 old aunt went with us for her first concert ever and she loved it. I have seen you now 23 times and cant wait to see you guys live again. Keep rocking the world!!!!!!
I am your fan-10 years.I love listen your vois every day and night.My questioon is:
Can you make the show in Volgograd?
Sorry CNN put that hee haw makes me sick.
Hi Paul, I'd like to know if KISS is going to come back to Europe ? Especially in France ? If you're not coming, I'll come!
Hi Paul! In the future, pls present us an acoustic album with just your voice & guitar. Still think your best vocal performance ever is 'Ain't Quite Right' from your 1st soloalbum. It would be nice to hear that bluesy feeling again scaled down to just voice and guitar – less is more!
Best regards Tomas Lange, Sweden.
I Was wondering will KISS ever come to Croatia????????????
If Metallica can come and the Rolling Stones..
I think that the only thing that`s missing is four face panted rockers to rock our world!!!!!!
Hey... Starchild; Is there EVER going to be an "THE ELDER" movie?
Keep It Stong Stanley!
Yo Paul! I want to know if the new album cover will be as colorful as the last one?
Do you think that Kiss would have developed artistically/musically differently if all 4 of you stayed in NYC rather than some of you moving
to the west coast?
HeyPaul, will the new album cover be as colorful as the last abum cover?
On your up coming tour will you play Psycho Circus because I really miss that song. Thank you.
just curious, what time is "bed time" for Mr. Stanley? How many hours of sleep do you get on tour, and what contributes to all that adreniline?
Hi Paul.Would you ever consider doing a show of the Elder?
Paul Stanley is the God of Rock!
Are excellent as an artist and person.
I hope you come to Peru to give another great concert.
you said some time ago that the best kiss album has not been made. do you think to make the best kiss album it would take all six of you guys. eric, tommy, gene, peter, ace, and your self. now that would be the best album and the worlds biggest concert. think of it all six of you on stage playing to the world.
When the next tout im ur biggest fan im only 13 but i own all of your music-STAY LOUAD AND PROUD YOUV DONE IT 1975 KEEP ROCKIN
Talon james onle
Ps when your next album
Hi Paul, are you gonna come out any new and rare autograghed items??
Hi Paul. Kissology vol 4! When???
Will you have a tour this year ( IN EUROPE)
What is your favorite song to SING live?
By the way , I'm from Sweden 🙂
I am a big kiss fan since 1978 ( i was 12 then). I paint on canvas too, but never wanted to sell my paintings. I live in Spain now with my daughter, and because of the crisis in Spain, I will move tomorrow to Germany, hoping to be able to start a new life. Would You be so kind to look at my paintings and if You like them talk to some contacts about them? This might give me a easier start! THanks for playing FOREVER in Barcelona in July, a dream came true. My paintings You can see on http://www.paintingsilove.com/artist/philipwilledewael
My email: email@example.com
Thanks! You are the best!
In all the years of touring, what is your most memorable show and why?
Will you, with the band ever do a tour again and come back to the Netherlands? And what's your favorite song you've ever made?
Rock 'n roll!
p.s. will you marry me?
When the new album comes out will you come play in Salt Lake City?
Paul, I am twelve years old and I am from Prague. I would like to ask you if you release the new album and go on tour naštívíte the threshold I was at your concert in Prague when the tour was a sonic boom, and I wanted terribly to another but as I asked the question this year will go to Prague?? :-).
Like you Paul, in the 70's I was picked on alot. I would come home from school crying and dreading the next school day.
You and KISS gave me something I could hang onto , something that would make me happy.
Paul, all I want to say is thank you. Your music, your personna , I got it.
I understood it, I got the buisness aspect and I got the whole RNR aspect.
Now pushing 50, wow , I have a family and we had a family outting to Scranton PA to see KISS. Worth every penny.
To see the looks in the kids eyes was priceless, they got it. I saw me in 1977 Syracuse PA through them.
Now you are still here and every negative day that may happen , KISS will be played and life bearable
I instill into me kids the reasom to not bully and the reason that even though someone may be different, there is always something in that person that is to be listened to, respected, and cherished as a fellow human.
Paul thank you from the bottom of my heart, you got me through it and believe me , taught me growing up.
Thank you Paul
I still have problems forgiving the bulling and such because inturn caused me to do the wrong things growing up. I will get there.
Thank you Paul Stanley
I'm inspired by your artwork! I've never painted before and want to pick up a brush and start my paint supply collection to explore my creative side for the next phase of my life now that I'm turning 50 this year.
Please offer some advice for the new painter. What type of paints do you paint primarily with and what inspires you? Your style and vision that you share in your paintings is the closest I've seen to what I feel like I have in me that I want to express.
Took my family to the Sonic Boom show in Sacramento, all of our first KISS show! It was beyond exciting and entertaining to finally see you gents live after enjoying your music since 1975!!
Hi, Paul- My first concert was KISS at the COW PALACE in 77" on your LOVE GUN tour. I've been a KISS fan since, and especially a PAUL STANLEY fan. You've been the best frontman in the industry for over 35 years. My question is this: Do you guys feel a special connection with the S.F. Bay Area? It feels like you do. Thanks.
There is a very obscure album, a tri-album called "KISS The Originals" made up of the first three albums. I haven't laid eyes on it since 1976. What can you tell me about that album and how do I find it? Not very many peple including hard core kiss fans are aware of this album...I am one of the few.
Two questions, Paul: have you ever thought about turning your great painting into ties, such as Jerry Garcia has done? When will Kiss come back to Brazil?
Best regards and congratulations for your new baby girl!
please keep kiss going ! when will the new north western amrican tour start and will you be intrrested in playing new places like northern califonia north of s.f. and sac, we want to see kiss hear in our neck of the woods! thanks for all the great music,shows and memories. god blessed kiss with rock and roll! YOUR BEST FAN IN THE WORLD Mark White
Paul, I am married to the most terrific husband and father. He will be turning 50 this Monday, and is having a hard time with the "number of candles on the cake". Is there any way you could send him an autographed pic of you? He has loved your band since he was young! I do not know of any other way to contact you, and thank you for your time. P.S. I am also a fan now 🙂
When KISS made its debut, did you think you were going to be successful??