Stanley of KISS explains anti-Semitic bandmate accusations - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Stanley of KISS explains anti-Semitic bandmate accusations

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Paul Stanley of the legendary rock group KISS is out with a new book that's making headlines for accusations he's made about former band mates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

In 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed: Paul Stanley Good Morning,' the singer and guitarist tells the positive tale of finding success outside of the limelight, but he also delves into the hardships with some of the people closest to him.

"It's a very positive book. But people have to live with their actions and be responsible for what they've done. Both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in numerous times made it clear that they were not that enamored with Jews or Judaism. It came out in every day interactions and things that were said or implied," said Stanley.

Frehley and Criss were among the founding members of the band which will be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame later this week.

Gene Simmons is also not spared a jab in the book as Stanley describes him as wanting the attention for the band's success.

"Gene and I have been together for 44 years and that's a testament to how close we are. We are very frank with each other. We live down the street from each other. I didn't invite him to my wedding because at that point in his life he was very disrespectful towards the idea of marriage. I'm not poking at Gene but he's known to have a big mouth, I understand that but it's not a coincidence that the partnership is what made this work. The only consistency in this operation is that we've both been there," said Stanley.

But the core of the book is not about his conflicts with band mates but about finding happiness in family, good friends and children.

"I didn't have a right ear and I grew up in a family that was somewhat dysfunctional. The purpose of writing the book was to inspire people, that being famous doesn't get rid of your problems. Once you come to grips with the fact you have issues it's really a matter of how you deal with them and how you find happiness with family," said Stanley who grew up in Manhattan and drove a taxi for a time.

Stanley will be signing copies of 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed: Paul Stanley Good Morning,'  this week. He'll be at Barnes & Noble on Staten Island at 7 pm; and at Book Ends in Ridgewood, NJ at 6 pm on Wednesday.





  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • How to delete U2 album from iCloud

    How to delete U2 album from iCloud

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:39:20 GMT
    Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week included an automatic download of U2's newest album to 500 million iCloud accounts.The free giveaway upset some customers who did not want the 11 songs from 'Songs of Innocence' synced to their devices without their permission.If you would like to delete the album, follow this link for instructions: iTunes.com/soi-remove
    Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week included an automatic download of U2's newest album to 500 million iCloud accounts.The free giveaway upset some customers who did not want the 11 songs from 'Songs of Innocence' synced to their devices without their permission.If you would like to delete the album, follow this link for instructions: iTunes.com/soi-remove
  • Wendy Williams previews new season

    Wendy Williams previews new season

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:54:25 GMT
    Hot topics are back as Wendy Williams begins season six of her hit TV talk show.  Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto caught up with Williams in her colorful office on set of The Wendy Williams Show. What's new for Williams' fans after the summer break? The radio DJ-turned-TV star says some old things will make a return along with some new items. "I insist, once a week, we'll probably have an all hot topics day."
    Hot topics are back as Wendy Williams begins season six of her hit TV talk show.  Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto caught up with Williams in her colorful office on set of The Wendy Williams Show. What's new for Williams' fans after the summer break? The radio DJ-turned-TV star says some old things will make a return along with some new items. "I insist, once a week, we'll probably have an all hot topics day."
  • Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:53:12 GMT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices