Paul Stanley facts for kids
|Birth name||Stanley Eisen|
|Born||January 20, 1952
New York City, U.S.
|Genres||hard rock, heavy metal|
Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.
A Gibson.com Readers Poll also named him 13th on their list of Top 25 Frontmen.
He moved to Queens, New York City in 1960.
Paul was heavily influenced by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. He played Elvis songs in his garage with a guitar of poor quality he got for his birthday. After a while he started playing in a cover band called "Uncle Joe" and recorded a single for CBS.
During his musical training, he met Chaim Witz who changed his name to Eugene Klein and he would later be known as Gene Simmons, who shared his musical ambitions.
When he was unemployed he played with Gene in the streets for a Big Mac. He founded the band Wicked Lester with Stanley Eisen, Gene Simmons and Stephen Coronel.
The band Wicked Lester wasn't what Paul and Gene were looking for, so they looked for members to start a new band that was revolutionary and unique, so Gene, after reading Rolling Stone magazine decided to contact Peter Crisscuola (Peter Criss) who was willing to dress up as a ridiculous but lovable cat. They needed a member who would play lead guitar, so he arranged an audition and found Paul Daniel Frehley (Ace Frehley) and Kiss was finally formed.
They released their first album in 1973 called Kiss.
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