Paul Stanley on Soul Station: "I got into music for the freedom of it. If it’s not to everyone’s liking, I guess nothing is"

Paul Stanley
(Image credit: Oliver Halfin)

Now and Then, an album that founding Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley released earlier this year with his “other” band, Soul Station, might catch some Kiss fans off-guard, especially if they haven’t been paying attention to his recent extra-curricular activities. 

For instance, if you’re expecting Kiss-style rock, or even the kind of fare served up on Stanley’s previous solo albums, 1978’s Paul Stanley and 2006’s Live to Win, you’re in for a shock. 

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.