Paul Stanley ‘Fully Sings’ To Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks, KISS Manager Details

It isn’t the first time a singer has been accused of lip-syncing. When KISSPaul was bombarded with allegations, the band’s longtime manager Doc McGhee backed the vocalist, sharing with the YouTube channel Syncin’ Stanley that the Star Child sings every word of every song.

Since the kickoff of the band’s End of the Road tour in January 2019, the KISS vocalist has been criticized for allegedly singing to a backing tape. The online controversy initially stemmed from Stanley having difficulty hitting the high notes on many of the band’s classic songs, resulting in the lip-syncing allegations that got out of control.

Last summer, an unfortunate slip by the KISS drummer Eric Singer during the band’s concert in Antwerp, Belgium, made fans question Stanley’s use of pre-recorded tracks even more when the song was ultimately out of sync. Amidst all the controversy, McGhee came to Paul’s defense and clarified that he sings all the tracks during the shows.

Doc McGhee’s words to stand with Paul Stanley against lip-syncing allegations:

“He sings every track. So he sings to it. So he’s not lip-syncing. He fully sings. It’s enhanced. It’s just part of the process to make sure that everybody hears the songs the way they should be sung, to begin with.

Nobody wants to hear people do stuff that’s not real; that’s not what they came to hear. He’ll sing to tracks. It’s all part of a process. Because everybody wants to hear, everybody sings. But he fully sings to every song.”

Even though several household bands use backing tracks to enhance their live performances, it always becomes a heated debate when the possibility of another musician using pre-recorded tracks rises to the surface. However, in Paul Stanley’s case, according to his manager, the vocalist sings every lyric because, as a band, they are aware that people are there to see them perform live.