Paul's first solo album was released
on September 18, 1978.
Paul was born Stanley Harvey Eisen on January 20, 1952 and grew up in
Queens, New York.
attended the New York City High School of Music and Art, which was later
made famous on the TV show, Fame. He later moved on to Bronx Community
College as an art major, but did not graduate.
In 1967, Paul recorded a demo with his band Post War Baby Boom called 'Never Loving, Never Living' that remains unreleased.
Before Paul developed his Starchild makeup, he sported what has become
known as the Bandit, which featured a Lone Ranger-type mask across his
eyes. It can be seen in early promo shots for the KISS album.
Paul enlisted the talents of Bob Kulick (who previously worked on the
new tracks from Alive II, and was likely going to be the guitarist for
KISS before Ace auditioned) and Rod Stewart's drummer, Carmine Appice,
in recording the album.
Paul Stanley's first outside songwriting job was a song co-written with
Desmond Child titled "The Fight" that appeared on a 1979 album
by Desmond and his band Rouge.
Peaked on the Billboard album chart at # 40-only Peter Criss' album
charted worse, at #43.
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