Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley this week brings forth his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut. “Live To Win” will be issued via the Universal imprint New Door; Stanley is supporting it with a North American tour.
“It’s not 1978 anymore,” Stanley says. “It’s certainly the same mentality, and certainly I’m a better singer today. My perspective and where I’m at in my life at this point, and what I’ve experienced and seen, brings something else to the table that wasn’t there then. But I still look back on that album as a really great snapshot of who I was and what I was doing then.”
Joining Stanley on “Live To Win” are session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs), keyboardist Harry Sommerdahl and noted string arranger David Campbell.
Among the songwriting collaborators are Desmond Child, Holly Knight, Andreas Carlsson and Marti Frederiksen. Stanley wrote the track “Loving You Without You Now” on his own.