When he’s not upset at Macy’s parade executives or attempting to be Michael Bolton in coffee commercials, KISS frontman Paul Stanley is dedicating his non-KISS time to his new side project, Soul Station, a cover band playing soul classics from the sixties and seventies like the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby,” the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination” and the Stylistics’ “You Are My Everything.” Stanley comments about the project:
We’re living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of real live R&B. When I was a boy, before I ever saw the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw the Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the music I’ve made. Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night that’s real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the respect it deserves…. These songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away.
The band will debut this September 11th at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, CA and will include a set list with songs by the Stylistics, Dramatics, Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles and Blue Magic, among others. Meanwhile, Gene Simmons will probably keep working on that new KISS album he spoke about a few weeks ago and then head out with the rest of the band to Australia and New Zealand to play a few dates in October.
[via Rolling Stone]