September 12 :
Paul Stanley's SOUL STATION live at The Roxy From :
KISS frontman Paul Stanley's latest solo project, an R&B band called
SOUL STATION, made its live debut last night (Friday, September 11)
at West Hollywood, California's Roxy Theatre. The ten-piece band
also features KISS drummer Eric Singer.
There were no fireworks or kabuki makeup, no lightning bolts or
platform heels, but Paul Stanley of Kiss found some genuine
emotional power in a set of classic Sixties and Seventies R&B Friday
night at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. It was the first public
performance of Paul Stanley's Soul Station, and it was clearly a
labor of love for the singer, way outside his usual rock comfort
zone of bombast and shouting out loud.
The Starchild had come to share his true love of Motown and Philly
Before the Roxy show, Soul Station had played just twice before at
benefit events for the school attended by one of Stanley's children.
Now he plans to tour the band between his ongoing dates with Kiss.
At the end of the night, he summed up the sound and tradition he
hoped to share with his fans: "Real musicians, real music, really
"La-La (Means I Love You)"
"Just My Imagination"
"Ooo Baby Baby"
"You Are Everything"
"Tracks of My Tears"
"Let’s Stay Together"
"Betcha by Golly, Wow"
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
"I Want You Back"
"Who’s That Lady?"
"This Old Heart of Mine"
"Could It Be I’m Falling in Love"
September 10 2015, a day prior to the concert, LA Weekly published
an interview with Paul Stanley about SOUL STATION : read the
Fan-filmed video footage of last night's gig can be seen below.
August 26 : Bruce
Kulick guest appearance on upcoming PACO VENTURA BLACK MOON album From :
International Spanish hard rock project Paco Ventura Black Moon is
working on a new album which will feature a number of guest
appearances from well-known bands.
Paco Ventura is considered one of the top rock guitar players in
Spain and is a member of the band Medina Azahara, one of Spanish and
Latin America’s most notorious bands.
The record was mastered by Andy Vandette (Dream Theater, Rush,
Gotthard and Bruce Dickinson) in New York and it will be released
worldwide in October.
August 4 : Paul
Stanley announces First-Ever SOUL STATION concert From :
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has announced the
first-ever SOUL STATION concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood,
California on September 11.
Soul Station is a ten piece coalition of some of today’s leading
musicians paying tribute to an era of great soul music.
“When I was a boy, before I ever saw the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw
Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw the Temptations. It’s tragic
to think that so many people are missing out on experiencing the
power of so many great bands, artists and that incredible music,”
said Stanley. “That music is part of the foundation of all the music
I’ve made and Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night
that’s real and live.”
To clarify further he adds, “I don’t play guitar in the band and we
don’t do a single KISS song. That's not what this is about,” Stanley
continues. “It’s magical to hear those songs played right and we’re
“We’re living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing
tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of
real live R&B,” says Stanley. “When I was a boy, before I ever saw
the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw
the Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the
music I’ve made. Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a
night that’s real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the
respect it deserves. Whether it’s the Stylistics, the Dramatics, the
Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Blue Magic and on, these
songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away.” To clarify
further he adds, “I don’t play guitar in the band and we don’t do a
single KISS song. That's not what this is about,” Stanley continues.
“It’s magical to hear those songs played right and we’re making
September 11, Soul Station debut at Los Angeles’ legendary Roxy
Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning 3pm ET/2pm CT/noon PT
today, August 4th, at
Stanley’s legendary band members will include: Rafael “Hoffa”
Moreira (guitar & backing vocals), Sean Hurley (bass), Alex
Alessandroni (keyboards), Ely Rise (keyboards), Eric Singer (drums &
backing vocals), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Nelson Beato (backing
vocals), Crystal Starr (backing vocals) and Ayana Layli (backing
As co-founder of KISS, Stanley has piloted the band's music and
business through its 40-year career as one of the biggest bands in
the history of rock. In addition to 100 million in world sales,
their 30 U.S. gold albums make them the #1 American band for most
certified gold albums. Stronger than ever, the KISS legacy continues
to grow, generation after generation. In celebration of 40 years,
the band released KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring forty tracks
spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year recording career. Stanley has
further established his legacy when his memoir Face The Music: A
Life Exposed debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list
upon its April 2014 release.
Soul Station Band Members
Rafael “Hoffa” Moreira (guitar & backing vocals)
Moreira has performed and recorded with the likes of Pink, Christina
Aguilera, Steven Tyler, Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block,
Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder in addition to being featured on
television shows The Voice, American Idol, Rockstar INXS and
Sean Hurley (bass)
Hurley is an LA-based recording and touring bassist for John Mayer
and many others including Robin Thicke, Annie Lennox and Ringo
Alex Alessandroni (keyboards)
Alessandroni has performed, directed and/or recorded with artists
such as Babyface, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Nelly
Furtado, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Evans, Tony Braxton, Bobby Brown,
Natalie Cole, Mike Patton and many more.
Ely Rise (keyboards)
Rise has performed on television shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show
and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to having written and produced
for acts such as Adam Lambert, Macy Gray and Mike Posner. He stands
as the go-to session player for some of today’s biggest producers.
ERIC SINGER (drums & backing vocals)
Singer has been a member of KISS for over 20 years, recording and
touring worldwide to millions of fans. He has also toured with Brian
May, Black Sabbath, Lita Ford and Alice Cooper.
Ramon Yslas (percussion)
Yslas is one of modern music’s most accomplished in his field,
having done world tours and performances with platinum artists
including Christina Aguilera, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Lopez and the
Backstreet Boys. He has made numerous network television appearances
with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride and Carlos Santana
on shows such as Saturday Night Live, Oprah, American Idol, The
Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
Nelson Beato (backing vocals)
Beato has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey,
Celine Dion, Adele, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Justin
Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar and has appeared as a background
vocalist on American Idol and The Voice. His voice can also be heard
on albums by Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Guy Sebastian and Bebe
Crystal Starr (backing vocals)
Starr has backed artists such as Jessica Simpson, Stevie Wonder,
Kanye West and Ariana Grande in addition to competing on American
Idol and recently starring on Broadway’s Baby It’s You. Starr has
also been a background vocalist on The Voice.
Ayana Layli (backing vocals)
Layli has sung for movies, commercials and records and began touring
across the globe with singer/songwriter Sergio Mendes at the age of
21. She has also been a background vocalist for American Idol and
August 2 : SLASH
And ACE FREHLEY Record THIN LIZZY Classic From :
Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has recorded a guest appearance
on a cover version of a THIN LIZZY classic for original KISS axeman
Ace Frehley's forthcoming covers album, due later in the year via
Slash wrote on
Twitter : "Had a really fun, live session with @Ace_Frehley last
night jamming on a #ThinLizzy tune for his new covers album. Good