Paul Stanley, the frontman for the famous rock band KISS, is in the spotlight for two new ventures — arena football and writing his memoir. Stanley’s team, LA KISS, mixes, rock and roll, flashy productions, and football to create a new kind of entertainment. Last, Saturday, more than 12-thousand fans of the rock group KISS joined football lovers to watch the LA KISS win their home opener in Anaheim against the Portland Thunder 44-34. LA KISS is a new Arena Football League team in its first season. The franchise is owned by Stanley, fellow band member Gene Simmons, and their manager Doc McGee.
Also, Stanley is busy promoting his new book, “Paul Stanley Face the Music: A Life Exposed,” which hit store shelves yesterday. The publisher, Harper One, describes the memoir as a “… shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.” Stanley had a rough childhood, kids terrorized him because of a deformity and his home life was far from idyllic. In the book, Stanley writes about the “highs and lows” of his life and how he managed to succeed.
Stanley explained his method on Forbes: “You don’t take giant steps. You initially take baby steps appropriately. As you have small successes and small wins, it encourages you to go the next step.” Since forming in 1973, KISS has had incredible success and longevity. The wild stage shows, flamboyant outfits, and black and white face paint became part of their brand and helped the group sell over 100 million albums worldwide, according to the KISS website.
“Paul Stanley Face the Music: My Life Exposed” is ranked #24 on Amazon and # 21 on Barnes and Noble website today. By the way, the LA KISS play the Cleveland Gladiators this Saturday, April 12, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Schedule and ticket information on team website.