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August 18, 2006

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley is preparing to release his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut.

“Live To Win” is due October 24 from Universal’s New Door imprint. Stanley will support the release with a club tour this fall.

“It’s not 1978 anymore,” Stanley told of the album last November. “It’s certainly the same mentality, and certainly I’m a better singer today. My perspective and where I’m at in my life at this point, and what I’ve experienced and seen, brings something else to the table that wasn’t there then. But I still look back on that album as a really great snapshot of who I was and what I was doing then.”

Joining Stanley on “Live To Win” are session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs), keyboardist Harry Sommerdahl and noted string arrangerDavid Campbell.

Among the songwriting collaborators are Desmond Child, Holly Knight, Andreas Carlsson and Marti Frederiksen. Stanley wrote the track “Loving You Without You Now” on his own.

Here is the track list for “Live To Win”

“Live To Win”
“Wake Up Screaming”
“Every Time I See You Around”
“All About You”
“Second to None”
“It’s Not Me”
“Loving You Without You Now”
“Where Angels Dare”

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