Paul Stanley Shares What He Feels About People Thinking KISS Has No Soul
KISS frontman Paul Stanley opened up about his side band ‘Soul Station’ during an interview with Louder Sound in addition to revealing his thoughts on people who consider KISS as a band without a soul in a musical sense and apparently, Stanley stopped trying to change people’s opinions about his band a long time ago.
As some of you might know, despite the whole world recognizes Paul Stanley by his tenure with KISS which spans over nearly five decades including countless chart hits, best-selling albums, and numerous accomplishments, Stanley also has another band, an R&B and soul band actually, named ‘Soul Station’ including band members such as guitarist Rafael ‘Hoffa’ Moreira, bassist Sean Hurley, drummer Eric Singer, percussionist RayYslas, back vocalist Gavyn Rhone, lead trumpet player Jon Pappenbrook, and more brilliant musicians.
While Soul Station has been performing in numerous venues in the United States, and Japan, it actually has not released an album for quite some time and its fans have been waiting to see a recording including original tracks. Fortunately, the band finally released an album, ‘Now and Ten’ of nine classic soul songs and five new original songs which were released on March 5 and made it to Billboard’s Top 10 Album Chart by selling 8000 copies.
Proving himself as a successful soul singer as well, KISS singer opened up about his side band during a recent interview and was asked about the irony of having a successful soul band while KISS has face criticism over the years because of lacking soul in its music.
Due to the fact that Paul Stanley must have received thousands of different opinions about his music, his band, his life over the years, he simply stated that if there are people who don’t like KISS, they will continue to don’t like the band regardless of improvement of the music, therefore, he stopped convincing other people to like them quite a long time ago.
Here is what the interviewer said:
“It’s ironic that among the biggest musical criticisms leveled against KISS, is that in a musical sense the band has no soul.“
Here is what Stanley said:
“People that don’t like KISS will never like KISS. Years ago I stopped trying to make converts. Songwriting is a recipe of different ingredients, though some are less obvious. I mean, take Shout It Out Loud, ‘When the night’s begun and you want some fun, do you think you’re gonna find it?’ And then it goes, ‘Think you’re gonna find it?’ The vocal and the background vocal, that’s I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) by The Four Tops.”
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