Paul Stanley, born January 20, 1952, is an American musician who is the co-founder, frontman, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band’s most popular songs. Stanley established The Starchild character for his Kiss persona.
In 2006, Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. A Gibson.com readers’ poll in 2010 named him 13th on their list of Top 25 Frontmen.