According to KissOnline.com, KISS frontman Paul Stanley has announced his return to Washburn Guitars/U.S. Music, where he will create an extensive line of guitars, musical instruments and accessories under a signature series.
Paul is pictured here with a prototype from his design series.
As previously reported, Stanley's first non-KISS release since his self-titled 1978 album (issued in tandem with solo projects from the other three original KISS members), entitled "Live to Win", is scheduled for release in October via Universal Music. The CD features contributions from session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs) and noted string arranger David Campbell.
"Live to Win" track listing (in no particular order):
01. Wake Up Screaming
02. Second To None
03. Live To Win
04. Every Time I See You Around
05. Lovin' You Without You Now
06. It's Not Me
07. All About You
09. Where Angels Dare
In a February 2006 interview with ABC News, Stanley revealed that he is planning a tour to support the CD, and said he'll be bringing out a bigger band than he's used at past solo gigs, "because there's a lot more going on on this album." He estimated he'll have about six people in his band. As for the musicians he used during the recording of "Live to Win", Stanley said, "[It's] some friends of mine — it's not a 'who's who.' I didn't want to do one of those albums where you list people and it becomes some sort of a, trying to impress everybody with names. So it's a great album. Everybody loves it."