Name: Stanley Harvey Eisen
AKA: The Star Child
DOB: January 20, 1952
Where: Manhattan, New York
Genres: heavy metal, hard rock
Occupations: musician, songwriter, producer, painter, actor
Instruments: guitar, vocals, bass
Years Active: 1970-present
-Stanley Harvey Eisen is better known by his stage name Paul Stanley. He is an American hard rock guitarist with rock band KISS.
-Before KISS, he was in a local band called Rainbow, which is not to be confused with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Through Gene Simmons, Stanley joined up with Simmons' band Wicked Lester in the 1970s. When this band broke up, Stanley posted ads for a drummer and guitarist and this resulted in Peter Criss and Ace Frehley joining the group, and they renamed themselves KISS, making their debut album in 1974
-In 1999, he starred in a Toronto production of the Phantom of the Opera, playing the role of the Phantom.
-Stanley has had 2 hip replacements, one right after the "Rock the Nation" tour in October 2004, and another in Dec. 2004 aftr complications from the first surgery.
-He says he blames his hip problems on years of wearing platform boots.
Paul and Family