Last night, @ Soboba Casino Ampitheatre, legendary rock group KISS played
without frontman Paul Stanley for the 1st time ever. “The Starchild” as he is
known to the ever loyal KISS ARMY, Of which I am a member, was declared
unfit to perform after a team of medics rushed him to hospital. Stanley,whose
real name is Stanley Eisen, a native of Queens, New York, was complaining of
chest pain. It was later determined he did in fact have some minor complications
with his heart. Stanley was sent home to rest.
Soboba show was the final stop on KISS’ 2007 “Hit’n’Run” tour. Long time co-founder
and bass guitarist Gene Simmons, whose real name is Chaim Witz, a native of
Tirat-Carmel, Israel, near the port city of Haifa, came out on stage to tell the crowd
what had happened. He then asked if we the people(i was there) wanted our money
back,or did we want the band to play on………the vote by way of crowd screaming
and roaring at a intensly deafening level was in favor of “THE SHOW MUST GO ON”!!!.
And so it did. For only the second time in KISSTORY, KISS performed as a trio. The other
occasion was a tv taping in NYC for the San Remo Festival, an event in Italy, which was
lip-synched. That time original lead Ace Frehley, Whose real name is Paul Frehley,a native
of the Bronx, New York, had simply decided he did not feel like showing up.