Paul Stanley Shares What Kirk Hammett Thinks About His Side-Project Soul Station
The iconic rock band KISS co-founder, co-lead vocalist, and frontman, Paul Stanley talked about his relationship with Metallica lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett. Stanley revealed Hammett’s thoughts about his new side project in his interview with Inside with Paulo Baron.
Stanley formed a live band entitled Soul Station in 2015. His side-band consists of a group of musicians who dedicated themselves to cover the classics of R&B and Soul as a tribute to them. Stanley always defined himself as not a rock singer but a singer who sings rock. He also had a great interest and knowledge about the soul. So, they performed many soul and R&B classics to make people remember the first time when they listened to them.
The band continued to perform without recording until 2021. Recently, Stanley assembled the band members to record their debut studio album entitled ‘Now And Then.’ The album includes many classics such as Four Tops’ ‘Baby I Need Your Loving,’ The Spinners’ ‘Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,’ and Five Stairsteps’ ‘O-o-h Child’ along with the songs written by Paul Stanley.
After the release of ‘Now and Then’ on March 19, 2021, Stanley stated that his friends and different musicians loved and appreciated his work. He said that Otis Williams, Paul Rodgers, Rod Stewart loved the album. Also, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett was blasting the album while he was having dinner with a friend of Stanley. He expressed his gratitude for other musicians’ appreciation of his side band’s new album.
Here’s what he said:
“Well, I’m not young. I’m very thankful that there are people who feel that we have influenced them.
You know you can get very self-absorbed and be very much in love with yourself if what you’re thinking about is how you’ve influenced people.
I think about how people have influenced me over the years, how people have made me who I am, how I’ve learned things.
I think it’s great, and it’s an honor to have bands and people say that they got into it professionally, music or whatever, because of us.”
He went on:
“It works both ways, I am who I am because of you, so that’s important to remember, you know? Interestingly, a friend of mine just had dinner with Kirk Hammett last week, and Kirk was blasting the Soul Station album.
It’s great, it’s a great feeling to know that you’ve influenced other people, and also to know that people who inspired you love what you’re doing.
Rod Stewart loves the Soul Station album; Paul Rodgers loves the Soul Station album, Otis Williams from the Temptations loves it…
That’s important to me, that people who I respect and that I’ve been inspired by love what I’m doing, so I’m very thankful for everything I have, and I wouldn’t have it without you, so it works both ways.”
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