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Paul Stanley is a famous American hard rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and painter

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BirthdayJanuary 20, 1952
NationalityAmerican
FamousHumanitarian, Jewish Singers, Musicians, Guitarists, Lyricists & Songwriters, Singers, Painters, Songwriters
SpousesErin Sutton (m. 2005), Pamela Bowen (m. 1992–2001)
SiblingsJulia
Known asStanley Bert Eisen
ChildrensColin Michael Stanley, Emily Grace, Evan Shane Stanley, Sarah Brianna
Universities
  • The High School of Music & Art
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York, United States
ReligionJewish
Height182
GenderMale
Net Worth$125 Million as of Mar 25,2017
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inManhattan, New York, United States
Famous asMusician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter

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Who is Paul Stanley?

Paul Stanley is one of the reputed names in the world music industry. A hard rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and painter, he serves as the rhythm guitarist, co-lead vocalist and frontman of the rock band ‘Kiss’. A music aficionado, he took to rhythms since an early age. By the time he reached his teens, he had already mastered playing guitar and writing lyrics for his songs. Though he made an unimpressive start in his career, he did not let the modest debut affect him as he worked hard. He collaborated with Simmons to form the band ‘Wicked Lester’, which too performed only modestly. It was the formation of the rock band ‘Kiss’ with Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley that he experienced new highs in his career. Every album of the band, right from its debut venture, excelled at the U. S. charts reaching a platinum and gold status. He not only served as the band’s guitarist and vocalist but also co-wrote several of the hit tracks of the band.

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Childhood & Early Life

Not much is known about Paul Stanley’s childhood or early life except for the fact that he was born as Stanley Harvey Eisen on January 20, 1952 in Queens, New York.

He attended The High School of Music & Art in New York City, graduating from the same in 1970.

He showed a deep fascination for music from an early age. He was so involved with his musical aspirations that by the time he aged to the teens, he had already mastered playing guitar and writing the lyrics for his songs.

Career

He initiated his career as a member of the local band, Rainbow. Furthermore, he was also a member of Uncle Joe and Post War Baby Boom.

His career took off a rather unpredictable start. A chanced meeting of him with yet another aspiring young musician Gene Simmons led him to form a group, titled, ‘Wicked Lester’. The duo formed a number of other musical groups as well, but none did much to help them take off their career commercially.

The failure of the group led the duo to revise and revamp their idea as to how the group should seem like. They then placed ads for a drummer and a guitarist at the New York newspapers, which led to the recruitment of guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.

With the enrolment of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, he along with Simmons renamed the band as ‘Kiss’. The group released their self-titled debut album in February 1974. The album was pretty successful making it up to the gold status in the US and Canada charts.

The spectacular success of the debut album led the group to come up with their second album in the same year titled, ‘Hotter Than Hell’. This album too, like its predecessor, hit the perfect chord with the audience achieved gold status in the US and Canada charts.

In 1975, the group came up with its third album, ‘Dressed to Kill’. The same year, they came up with their first live album, titled, ‘Kiss Alive!’ The album achieved mega success and became the hottest group.

Following the ravishing success of its previous albums, the group came up with two albums in 1976 titled, ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Rock and Roll Over’. Each of the albums gained a platinum status at the box office receiving immense adulation and respect from its fans. The following year, he released ‘Love Gun’ which again gained a platinum status.

In 1978, he came up with his solo self-titled album ‘Paul Stanley’. The album was much appreciated by the public and gained a platinum status at the US charts, while a gold status on the Canada charts.

From 1980 to 1990, the group released nine studio albums titled, ‘Dynasty’, ‘Unmasked’, ‘Music from The Elder’, ‘Creatures of the Night’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘Animalize’, ‘asylum’, ‘Crazy Nights’ and ‘Hot in the Shade’.

Meanwhile in 1989, he embarked on a brief club tour, along with guitarist Bob Kulick and future Kiss drummer Eric Singer. The same year, he provided voice for the title track of the Wes Craven horror flick ‘Shocker’.

For the 1990s decade, he released three studio albums with the group, titled ‘Revenge’, ‘Carnival of the Souls: The Final Sessions’ and ‘Psycho Circus’. In the following decade, the group came up with a single studio album in 2009 titled, ‘Sonic Boom’. They compensated it by coming up with two live albums, ‘Kiss Symphony: Alive IV’ and ‘Alive! The Millennium Concert’

In 2006, twenty eight years after releasing his first solo album, he came up with his second album, ‘Live to Win’ in October 2006. The title track of the album appeared on the South Park show.

Following the success of his second venture, he proceeded on a theatre tour to support his album, with a touring band that was the house band from the CBS TV show, Rock Star. The band appeared twice in the seasons, Rock Star INXS and Rock Star Supernova.

Some portions of this tour were filmed for a documentary titled, ‘Paul Stanley: Live to Dream’. The performance of the band in the tour were filmed and recorded on DVD and digital audio download formats as One Live Kiss.

Other than his musical aspirations, he starred in the Toronto production, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, playing the role of The Phantom. Acting and music apart, he has also tried his hand at painting, making a debut in 2006

He acted as a producer for an up-and-coming band called New England for their debut album. The single from the album, ‘Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya’ went on to become a major Top-40 hit.

Awards & Achievements

In 2006, he was inducted in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

In 2008, he won the ‘Showman Of The Year’ award of the Classic Rock Awards.

In 2009, he received the Classic Gold Telly Award for his concert film ‘One Live Kiss’.

He was presented with the Sound Partners Lifetime Achievement Award from the House Research Institute

Personal Life & Legacy

He first tied the knot with Pamela Brown. The couple was blessed with son, Evan Shane Stanley. However, the unison did not last long and the two filed for a divorce in 2001.

In 2005, he married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California. They have been blessed with three children, a son and two daughters.

This famous hard rock guitarist suffers from microtia, a deformity of the pinna (outer ear) since a child. He is deaf in his right ear

He underwent two hip replacement surgeries in 2004, one in October and the other in December. In 2011, he underwent a surgery on his vocal chords

He serves as an ambassador for the charitable organization AboutFace, an organization that extends support to individuals with facial differences

Trivia

This American rock guitarist is popular known by the nickname ‘The Starchild’.

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Paul Stanley's awards

YearNameAward

Other

02008 - Showman Of The Year award of the Classic Rock Awards
0 2009 - Classic Gold Telly Award for his concert film One Live Kiss
0 - House Research Institute Sound Partners Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Stanley biography timelines

  • // 20th Jan 1952
    Not much is known about Paul Stanley’s childhood or early life except for the fact that he was born as Stanley Harvey Eisen on January 20, 1952 in Queens, New York.
  • // 1970
    He attended The High School of Music & Art in New York City, graduating from the same in 1970.
  • // 1974
    With the enrolment of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, he along with Simmons renamed the band as ‘Kiss’. The group released their self-titled debut album in February 1974. The album was pretty successful making it up to the gold status in the US and Canada charts.
  • // 1975
    In 1975, the group came up with its third album, ‘Dressed to Kill’. The same year, they came up with their first live album, titled, ‘Kiss Alive!’ The album achieved mega success and became the hottest group.
  • // 1976
    Following the ravishing success of its previous albums, the group came up with two albums in 1976 titled, ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Rock and Roll Over’. Each of the albums gained a platinum status at the box office receiving immense adulation and respect from its fans. The following year, he released ‘Love Gun’ which again gained a platinum status.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, he came up with his solo self-titled album ‘Paul Stanley’. The album was much appreciated by the public and gained a platinum status at the US charts, while a gold status on the Canada charts.
  • // 1980 To 1990
    From 1980 to 1990, the group released nine studio albums titled, ‘Dynasty’, ‘Unmasked’, ‘Music from The Elder’, ‘Creatures of the Night’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘Animalize’, ‘asylum’, ‘Crazy Nights’ and ‘Hot in the Shade’.
  • // 1989
    Meanwhile in 1989, he embarked on a brief club tour, along with guitarist Bob Kulick and future Kiss drummer Eric Singer. The same year, he provided voice for the title track of the Wes Craven horror flick ‘Shocker’.
  • // 1990
    For the 1990s decade, he released three studio albums with the group, titled ‘Revenge’, ‘Carnival of the Souls: The Final Sessions’ and ‘Psycho Circus’. In the following decade, the group came up with a single studio album in 2009 titled, ‘Sonic Boom’. They compensated it by coming up with two live albums, ‘Kiss Symphony: Alive IV’ and ‘Alive! The Millennium Concert’
  • // 2001
    He first tied the knot with Pamela Brown. The couple was blessed with son, Evan Shane Stanley. However, the unison did not last long and the two filed for a divorce in 2001.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California. They have been blessed with three children, a son and two daughters.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, twenty eight years after releasing his first solo album, he came up with his second album, ‘Live to Win’ in October 2006. The title track of the album appeared on the South Park show.
  • // 2006
    Other than his musical aspirations, he starred in the Toronto production, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, playing the role of The Phantom. Acting and music apart, he has also tried his hand at painting, making a debut in 2006
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he was inducted in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he won the ‘Showman Of The Year’ award of the Classic Rock Awards.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he received the Classic Gold Telly Award for his concert film ‘One Live Kiss’.
  • // 2011
    He underwent two hip replacement surgeries in 2004, one in October and the other in December. In 2011, he underwent a surgery on his vocal chords

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Paul Stanley's FAQ

  • What is Paul Stanley birthday?

    Paul Stanley was born at 1952-01-20

  • Where is Paul Stanley's birth place?

    Paul Stanley was born in Manhattan, New York, United States

  • What is Paul Stanley nationalities?

    Paul Stanley's nationalities is American

  • Who is Paul Stanley spouses?

    Paul Stanley's spouses is Erin Sutton (m. 2005), Pamela Bowen (m. 1992–2001)

  • Who is Paul Stanley siblings?

    Paul Stanley's siblings is Julia

  • Who is Paul Stanley childrens?

    Paul Stanley's childrens is Colin Michael Stanley, Emily Grace, Evan Shane Stanley, Sarah Brianna

  • What was Paul Stanley universities?

    Paul Stanley studied at The High School of Music & Art

  • What is Paul Stanley's religion?

    Paul Stanley's religion is Jewish

  • How tall is Paul Stanley?

    Paul Stanley's height is 182

  • What is Paul Stanley's sun sign?

    Paul Stanley is Capricorn

  • How famous is Paul Stanley?

    Paul Stanley is famouse as Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter