KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has been utilizing longtime KISS associate Bob Kulick's recording studio in Los Angeles to track several songs for his upcoming solo album, Kulick revealed during a live phone interview on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 Friday night (April 30). Asked to describe the direction of the material Stanley has been working on, Bob said that it was "too early" to tell exactly how the project will turn out, but that Stanley "has never sounded better." With regards to whether the music will follow a more "rock" vibe or it will be more pop-flavored than the KISS material, Kulick said that listeners can definitely expect some different-sounding things from Stanley than they are normally accustomed to hearing, but "don't expect Paul to turn into [Oscar-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-winning singer-songwriter] Christopher Cross just yet."In other news, Getty Image has recently published several photos of Stanley (sans makeup) attending various public functions during the months of February-April 2004. Check them out: Photo#1, Photo#2, Photo#3, Photo#4.