Kiss’ Paul Stanley father completes 100 years
William Eisen, father of Kiss vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, turned 100 years old on April 7. The rockstar released, through social networks, a message talking about his father.
See Paul Stanley post about his father birthday:
“!MY DAD IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD TODAY! He Is An AWESOME Man And I Am So Proud To Be His Son. We Can’t Be Together Since It’s Not Safe. I Love Him Dearly And Am Asking EVERYONE PLEASE WISH HIM HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THIS MILESTONE. Thank You.”
MY DAD IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD TODAY! He Is An AWESOME Man And I Am So Proud To Be His Son. We Can’t Be Together Since It’s Not Safe. I Love Him Dearly And Am Asking EVERYONE PLEASE WISH HIM HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THIS MILESTONE. Thank You. pic.twitter.com/KCb6u2m0Xy
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 7, 2020
Since he was a little boy, Paul listened to classical music through his parents, and one of his hobbies was watching local programs that featured bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones as attractions.
In the 1960s, Paul met a Jewish boy named Chaim Witz, soon renamed Eugene Klein with the stage name of Gene Simmons. They create the band Wicked Lester, which lasts a few years and then gives place to the group Kiss.
For never stopping on stage and interacting with the audience a lot, Paul is considered as one of the best “frontmans” in the history. His talent started at an early age. He always dreamed of being a rock star. That’s one of the reasons why he wears the famous star with his right eye in his makeup.
Paul was born in Manhattan, New York, to William and Eve Eisen. Together with his older sister, his family moved to Queens in the early sixties, where his father had a kind of bakery. He went to high school at Manhattan High School of Music and Art. After some guitar lessons, at age 13, Paul started to get involved in bands as a guitarist and vocalist.