Video footage of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons explaining to the audience at KISS' July 27, 2007 concert in San Jacinto, California that guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley would be unable to perform the show and announcing that the rest of the band would go ahead and play the the concert as a three-piece has been posted online. Watch the two-minute clip below.
As previously reported, Paul Stanley was forced to pull out of the show after his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level. Three video clips from Friday night's KISS concert can be viewed at this location. Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander, who played on Paul Stanley's latest solo album "Live to Win", was present at the KISS concert at Soboban Casino where KISS performed without Stanley. "Paul did the soundcheck and sounded great," Denander tells the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "He was joking and the band seemed on fire, but I noticed that the soundcheck was a litte short." When Tommy Denander walked backstage he was met by KISS manager Doc McGhee who looked worried and told him that Stanley had a fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celcius). An hour later, Paul was taken away in an ambulance and looked very pale and weak. When Paul was on the stretcher he apparently told the other guys in the band to play without him and not disappoint the fans." KISS did the show without Paul Stanley, but the other members are concerned about his health and how it may affect his ability to perform in the future. "I've talked to several of the band members since it happened and Paul is fine, but everyone's worried about the future," says Denander. "No one know yet if his heart problem is easy to fix or not."