Paul Stanley was born Stanley Harvey Eisen in Queens, NY. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley are the original members of the rock band Kiss. Stanley is known as the rhythm guitarist and front man of the band is wrote or co-wrote most of its highest rated hits including Rock and Roll All Nite, Detroit Rock City, Hard Luck Woman, I was Made for Lovin’ You, Crazy, Crazy Nights, and Forever. Rarely performing outside of Kiss, Stanley did a brief club tour in 1989. He performed only Kiss songs with the exception of a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Communication Breakdown.
In 1999 Paul Stanley starred as “The Phantom” in a Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera. He is also a talented painter and began showing his original works in 2005.