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PAUL STANLEY Hospitalized Prior To California Gig; KISS Performs As Three-Piece - July 28, 2007
Paul Stanley was unable to perform at KISS's show earlier tonight (Friday, July 27) in San Jacinto, CA. According to unconfirmed reports, he was sent to a local hospital after it was determined that his heart was beating at 200 beats per minute and he was given a shot in an attempt to slow it down. Stanley did perform at the soundcheck this afternoon around 6:00 p.m. PST. Gene Simmons carried the show and KISS played as a three-piece with fans joining them onstage early in the set to fill in for Paul. The final setlist was as follows:

01. Deuce
02. Cold Gin
03. Calling Dr. Love
04. (Long Pause) Christeen Sixteen
05. Nothin' to Lose (w/ Eric Singer on vocals)
06. I Love it Loud
07. Goin' Blind
08. Watchin' You
09. She
10. Parasite
11. God of Thunder
12. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
13. Black Diamond (w/ Eric Singer on vocals)
14. Rock and Roll All Night
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COMMENT | Live coverage at KISSFAQ.COM
posted by : KISSFAQ
7/28/2007 12:40:02 AM

http://www.kissfaq.com/bored/viewtopic.php?p=122684#122684

COMMENT | VVI!
posted by : The_MetalMonster_Mike
7/28/2007 1:00:20 AM

VINNIE SHOULD PLAY WITH THEM




VINNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COMMENT | Vinnie is GOD!
posted by : Strangeway
7/28/2007 1:18:56 AM

Vinnie forever!

COMMENT | Get Well Paul!!
posted by : KISSman24
7/28/2007 1:19:38 AM

Wow, I really hope Paul is OK. Being rushed to the hospital doesn't sound good.

At least this time around they were able to play a setlist that is all Gene songs. Back in '92 when Paul couldn't sing but could still play, Gene couldn't remember any of the lyrics to Paul's songs.

While this totally sucks, I'd kill to be at this show!!

Play UNHOLY!!!

COMMENT | ^^^^^
posted by : THRASHMONGER
7/28/2007 1:31:12 AM

They can't hear you. :)

COMMENT | I can't wait
posted by : THRASHMONGER
7/28/2007 1:39:13 AM

until Gene decides "hey, I guess I can do this on my own, fuck Paul, now I'll get ALL of the money!"

I do hope Paul is ok.

That having been said, I must add that post-Ace KISS is no more than a very authentic KISS tribute band. I'll pass.

COMMENT | ACE
posted by : music is good
7/28/2007 1:51:35 AM

is what made KISS

COMMENT | HAS ANYONE NOTICE...
posted by : rds
7/28/2007 1:57:30 AM

THAT ON VH1 COMMERCIAL(or anything related to/with Greed $immon$) THAT GENE BARELY LETS PAUL SAY ANYTHING/NOTHING AT ALL! IT'S KINDA FUNNY(Gene is probley telling paul to say little as possible, because he owns him. lol) FUCK GENE! get well paul!

ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE...

COMMENT | Throat Problem?
posted by : bhaal76
7/28/2007 2:16:27 AM

His problem is he has a weak ass voice.

COMMENT |
posted by : KISSman24
7/28/2007 2:16:51 AM

Gene and Paul ARE Kiss. Everyone else is and has always been replaceable -- and rightfully so.

COMMENT | I was going to make a bordering-on-cruel joke here,
posted by : hurricane hugo
7/28/2007 2:21:38 AM

but that rapid heartbeat shit ain't no joke. Scary stuff.

plur

n/p:"Close to the Edge" - Yes

COMMENT | Ace was never replaceable
posted by : LessThanZero
7/28/2007 2:31:37 AM

Kiss went down hill after Peter and Ace left. I'm not saying they didn't have a good song or two afterwards but those albums never compared to the ones with Ace. Now all we have is a guy dressed in his makeup playing dress up. Sad days for KISS

COMMENT | NO DISRESPECT BUT....
posted by : Pearlstonetempleofthedogpilotsinchainsgardenjam
7/28/2007 2:38:34 AM



GENE SHOULD HAVE RESURRECTED THE EVIL ROBOT KISS MEMBERS FROM 'PHANTOM AT THE PARK' just in case this kind of thing ever happended.

Seriously, I hope Paul is ok. How would Blabbermouth survive without KISS or Gene Simmons being mentioned everyday.

COMMENT | PAUL
posted by : mikemarrs
7/28/2007 2:56:33 AM

he already said he is in constant pain from all the hip surgeries plus other illnesses.i think paul is trying to rush his body and he is getting older and its shutting down on him.i think paul's days are numbered playing live with kiss.i'll bet anything on it.gene seems to be the one whose health is holding up.paul is breaking down and i would not be shocked if a person replaced paul in makeup leaving gene as the only original member.in fact don't be shocked if it happens soon.you heard it from mikemarrs first.

COMMENT | holy shit...
posted by : nodeerforamonth
7/28/2007 3:15:44 AM

must've been a really special show, but I sure hope Paul gets better soon!

COMMENT | Dang...
posted by : MetalPause
7/28/2007 3:22:47 AM

he must've forgotten to take his KISS nitro tablets.

COMMENT |
posted by : Jack Tripper
7/28/2007 3:29:16 AM

If Paul has to sit out a date, it should be cancelled. No question.

When it comes down to it, Paul is "more Kiss" than Gene.

COMMENT | Bah!
posted by : Post Toastee
7/28/2007 3:35:33 AM

i got the scoop: Paul was working on a really killer sunset watercolor at Zuma Beach and, well, this new schedule's totally confusing, Mr. Hand!

COMMENT |
posted by : BloodQueen
7/28/2007 3:51:35 AM

Get well soon, Paul my friend. x

COMMENT |
posted by : hasse78
7/28/2007 4:45:09 AM

get well soon Paul.

He is still a great guy IMO.

COMMENT |
posted by : hasse78
7/28/2007 4:45:09 AM

get well soon Paul.

He is still a great guy IMO.

COMMENT | I was there
posted by : semyaza
7/28/2007 5:04:43 AM

My wife and I walked into the arena (a shitty one at that) just when gene came out on stage to announce that Paul had been rushed to the hospital because Paul was experiencing a heart problem: 200 beats per minute. Gene then asked the audience if they wanted to have the show canceled or for the band to play on as a three piece. The overwhelming reaction was to play.

The band did pretty good as a three piece, but you could tell that the sound just wasn't the same. You could also tell that they were trying hard. The band was completely flying by it's pants and it was apparent. The show had a great potential to be a trainwreck and it almost happened a couple of times, especially when they brought ten people (five girls and five guys. but there were more than five girls onstage) up to help sing Christine Sixteen. The women were an absolute embarassment, especially the one in the pink top and silver sparkling boots. What an idiot!

If anything, this was a historic concert and I was glad to have been there.

Oh yeah: the traffic at Soboba Casino absolutely SUCKS!

COMMENT | Another thing
posted by : semyaza
7/28/2007 5:06:36 AM

You can tell that Paul is clearly the mouthpiece for the band. Gene Simmons has no onstage rapport with the fans at all.

COMMENT | semyaza
posted by : stonecold316
7/28/2007 6:04:46 AM

I wish I was there like yourself. It would of been different but KISSTORY making for sure. I hope Paul is doing well and I know if there was any chance of him playing on stage , he would of been there.

COMMENT |
posted by : Dee67
7/28/2007 6:16:00 AM

Best wishes to Paul

COMMENT | semyaza
posted by : stonecold316
7/28/2007 6:16:28 AM

Paul is the one who gets the crowd going but Gene is great at it too. It took balls to do it with only three of them but they did it for the fans .

COMMENT | 1992
posted by : mikemarrs
7/28/2007 6:19:18 AM

paul cancelled memphis in november of 1992 on the revenge tour with an illness.i know i had tickets.a friend that knew i was going called and said it was cancelled.i thought he was pulling a stupid joke but sure enough i found out it was true.shit it don't seem like 15 years ago......

COMMENT | 1992
posted by : mikemarrs
7/28/2007 6:20:13 AM

by the way the concert was trixter and great white opening for kiss.

COMMENT | mikemarrs
posted by : stonecold316
7/28/2007 6:32:22 AM

They had three concerts in eastern Canada in the late 80's or early 90's and Paul broke a rib so I didn't get to see any of the concerts . I was going to go to all three but shit happens I guess.

COMMENT | I think
posted by : stevenzane
7/28/2007 6:41:58 AM

It all had to do with the heart. If my heart started beating 200 BPM's. hell, O would have throat problems also. Another thing about his hip replacement surgeries, is that he has stated that he's a veggietarian. Your bodie NEEDS protein, the kind from meat to hold it together, so he probably ate a hamburger which is body isn't use to (per doctors orders) and his heart started racing cause it wasn't use to it...yea, thats it hehehehehe

COMMENT | These old men cannot cut it anymore..
posted by : j_landen
7/28/2007 8:05:01 AM

I'd rather watch Kissology - Volume 2 than these old farts and Ace's guitar tech - this is not KISS, it is $$.

COMMENT | Best Wishes Paul.
posted by : vametal
7/28/2007 8:14:31 AM

Hope everything turns out ok for him.

COMMENT | still love em but....
posted by : mikemarrs
7/28/2007 8:31:16 AM

i hope paul gets well.from around '88 or so all the way until '97 or so you couldn't find a bigger fan than me.i saw the reunion and i saw one of eric carr's last concerts.i collected everything with the kiss logo on it.i was in my early twenties when i sold the collection for a fraction of what it was worth.it was fun but i moved on.i still listen to em from time to time but i'm not crazy over it like i was in my teen years.if they do lose paul in the live setting i do think people will still go see the band.they already do with an ace and peter imposter.i thought for a heartbeat they might take the makeup back off to preserve the image and keep it fresh but they just keep touring and now a lot of people have already seen it.if i was gene i'd let it rest a while and let paul rest too.he deserves it.

COMMENT |
posted by : The Rover
7/28/2007 9:23:21 AM

Paul's days performing with kiss are indeed numbered. So are Gene's. Has anybody read the Kiss Experience article that was posted here a day or two ago? Kiss is creating their own "Officially licenced" cover band to tour under the name The Kiss Experience. They are currently searching for ringers to play each member. This is what they have been talking about for a few years now when discussing the future of Kiss beyond their playing days. If this is successful, they will sit at home and get paid while someone else does all the touring.

COMMENT | Good on Kiss.
posted by : Jtull
7/28/2007 9:54:51 AM

cool setlist as well.

COMMENT | a show with no Paul?
posted by : WhiteRatt
7/28/2007 10:12:21 AM

I feel sorry for the crowd, I really hope Paul is doing good, wouldn't wanna lose my favourite singer, I already almost lost my other favourite singer

COMMENT | Get well soon to Paul Stanley
posted by : rmb
7/28/2007 10:25:31 AM

Hell, last time KISS was a three piece was when Ace was a no show for a TV event (don't remember the name of the show) to promote THE ELDER.

It would of been best to cancell and reschedule.

Hopefuly all is well for Paul and his family.

True, Paul is a better than Gene. Not selfish.

Plus, with it said earlier on this post about The KISS Experience, hell, I'd rather see tribute bands than this experiment. MR. SPEED (Cleveland) and BLACK DIAMOND GIRLS (Cincinnati) put on pretty good shows and that is good enough for my KISS fix.

COMMENT | too bad for paul
posted by : #1metalhead
7/28/2007 10:42:34 AM

hope he's alright but it would have been cool to be at that show.to see kiss as three piece isn't an everyday thing.

COMMENT | shit circus
posted by : brovarnm
7/28/2007 11:38:55 AM

Can't wait to see this turn up on youtube...

COMMENT | Come to think of it,
posted by : THRASHMONGER
7/28/2007 1:06:07 PM

I hope they hire John Corabi to play in Paul's makeup!

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

fuckers

Get well Paul. Gene wants your money.

COMMENT | --I don't believe
posted by : msmith
7/28/2007 2:10:49 PM

...Paul has a "weak assed voice" at all. And IF he did-- it would be due to about 2 to 3 hundred dates a year for 33 years. And about the other-- the show must always go on. Come to think of it-- it might be a bit humorous if ALL of the members of KISS took ill, and there was nothing but explosions, and stuff-- with feedback and an empty set of drums. With NO ONE onstage. :)

COMMENT | Crazy
posted by : renderium
7/28/2007 2:40:41 PM

I was there last night...I have to say, it was disappointing not having Paul there. The show was great-though there was a somber tone.

Here's the one cool thing. Over the years, critics and people alike never really saw KISS as a viable band of musicians. No, they're not the greatest at their individual instruments, but they are a great band. Last night, you got to see that in action. They had to improvise and go out there and just jam for the fans. They pulled it off even though I'm sure their minds were elsewhere. They showed, again, that they are so much more than just theatrics, costumes, and flashing lights.

COMMENT | LMAO
posted by : renderium
7/28/2007 2:43:33 PM

semyaza, that lady in the pink was a total FREAK!!!!! lol and what was telling us her and her son's zodiac sign all about??? LMAO

COMMENT | LMAO
posted by : semyaza
7/28/2007 3:39:01 PM

She was talking about the zodiac signs because of the KISS song "C'mon And Love Me", where Paul sings: "She's a dancer, a romancer I'm a Capricorn and she's a Cancer. She saw my picture in a music magazine."

I thought it was funny how she stayed on stage after everyone else left and when she walked up to Gene, he said "Yes dear. I know: you're a Capricorn and your son's a Cancer." and then security came out to take her off stage! LOL

COMMENT |
posted by : Goddess_of_thunder
7/28/2007 8:12:37 PM

And she got booed off the stage....that woman was interesting....

I was squished between people and the barrier...so Gene and Tommy were only five or six feet away...it was pretty amazing, I think they did a good job pulling it off without Paul...they seemed a little unfocused at times....but that was a great concert...

COMMENT | Get well soon Paul
posted by : RiotAct666
7/28/2007 9:40:39 PM

He is a good guy all the best!



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