HOLIDAY GREETING FROM PAUL
From : PAUL STANLEY
On : 2009-12-31
I hope everyone has a great holiday season! I toast you all and wish you the best in the new year. In this time of celebration, I ask you to look out for your friends and loved ones and be safe in any way you choose to celebrate.
PAUL STANLEY: MY FAVORITE STREET
From : DELTA SKY
On : 2009-12-02
My Favorite Street: Via Roma, Scarperia, Italy
By Jayne Haugen Olson
During 35 years as frontman for the hard-rocking, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band KISS, Paul Stanley has traveled the world over... and over. Coming off the fall release of its new album, Sonic Boom (which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200,) the band wraps its North American tour this month before Stanley settles in for the holidays with his family in Los Angeles.
Having played the world, is there one place that stands out to the dynamic rocker? "This past year after we finished a European tour, I had my whole family -- my kids, my wife, my parents and her parents, fly to Italy. We stayed in a Medici villa in a little town called Vicchio, in the Mugello region," Stanley says. "While we were there, we visited a little town called Scarperia. This street [Via Roma] was just so terrific -- a pizzeria on the corner and gelato and pastry shop up the street. What else do you need?"
"There's a building called II Palazzo dei Vicari [built in the 14th century,] something between a museum and a city hall and a government building -- a fabulous, fabulous building, where you can learn about the Medici family and see family crests and all of these great artifacts."
The town's mayor gave Stanley special access to a precious historical archive within II Palazzo dei Vicari.