PAUL ON ART, AMERICAN IDOL & KISS
From : INSITE MAGAZINE
On : 2009-07-16
by Dave Cohen - Insite Magazine
With KISS having recently come off of a huge stadium tour across South America, Paul Stanley continues to keep busy. About ten years ago, as the result of a divorce, a friend suggested he try painting as a cathartic way of helping to express his emotions. He went and purchased brushes and canvasses and he’s been at it ever since. Stanley has never been one to stand on the sideline. In the past he’s played the lead in the Phantom of the Opera in Toronto and toured on his own in support of his solo release “Live to Win.” He's currently producing the forthcoming KISS album, the band's first release of new material in eleven years, and continues to show his art work at Wentworth Galleries across the country. He recently took time out of his hectic schedule to speak with us.
Between touring with KISS, producing the new album, your growing family, your artwork, you’ve got a lot going on.
It’s been busy. Four months ago I had a little baby girl. Other than that we just finished a stadium tour of South America playing to anywhere from forty to sixty thousand people a night. Before that we did our biggest, most successful tour of Europe playing seven weeks, thirty shows to over four hundred thousand people. Then, I’ve got my art shows, which are normally once a month in different cities and I’m about a week from completing the first KISS album in eleven years which should be out in early October. Other than that, I’m taking it easy!
ROCKING THE ART WORLD
From : SOUTHPARK MAGAZINE
On : 2009-07-04
Rocking the Art World
By Leigh Dyer
Paul Stanley of KISS brings his works to Charlotte this month
For more than three decades, Paul Stanley has rocked in black-on-white makeup as lead singer and songwriter for the band KISS. Now, he's drawing audiences as a visual artist with his bright, multicolored paintings. His works will be on display at Wentworth Gallery at SouthPark mall this month, and he'll make two personal appearances. Stanley spoke exclusively to SouthPark in advance of his visit.