KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday (Friday, January 20) at a surprise party Soho House in Los Angeles thrown by his wife Erin Stanley and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. The party was attended by Paul‘s family, friends and all of his current bandmates, including drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer.
Video footage of Stanley performing a cover of LED ZEPPELIN‘s version of “You Shook Me” (originally by MUDDY WATERS) with Ty Taylor of VINTAGE TROUBLE at last night’s party can be seen below. Also available is a photo of the birthday cake (courtesy of KissOnline.com).
KISS‘ official web site, KissOnline.com, has posted the following birthday greetings from Paul‘s bandmates:
Gene Simmons: “Paul, my very best wishes on your birthday. You’re the brother I never had. You’ve always been there. For me. For the band. For the fans.”
Tommy Thayer: “Happy birthday, Paul! You’re a great friend a brother in arms… We just made a kick-ass album together and had a great time doing it. You are THE rock roll champion! Happy 60th!!
Eric Singer: “Paul Stanley, Happy Birthday to the Grand Master of Ceremonies! You’re still the best and I wish you only better days ahead…”
Paul Stanley (real name Stanley Harvey Eisen) was born January 20, 1952 in New York City.
Stanley and his wife Erin welcomed daughter Emily Grace Stanley last August in Los Angeles.
Emily, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz, joined elder siblings Sarah Brianna, 2, Colin Michael, 5, and Evan Shane, 17, Stanley‘s son from a previous relationship.