According to KISSOnline.com, New Door Records/Universal Musical Enterprises have announced the October 24th release of Live To Win, the solo release from iconic KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY. KISSOnline.com has issued the following update:
Stripping all the legendary bombast away, what becomes starkly clear is that besides rocking relentlessly, the power of human emotion and conviction on Live To Win can rattle not only the walls, but also touch the heart and soul of the listener. “What I wanted to do on this album was sing about my life because my life is not that different than anybody else’s,” he continues. “The truth is, what we all deal with in life is pretty similar. You change the names and the story’s the same.”
“This album is purely a labor of love,” says Stanley. “It is a labor of passion, and something where I was concerned with turning out the album I heard in my head, without regard for having glitz and star power from other sources. It was purely about making the album I wanted to make.” While the heartfelt ‘Loving You Without You Now’ was written without any outside collaboration, the remainder of the album reunites him with former KISS songwriting partners Desmond Child (AEROSMITH, LEEANN RIMES) and Holly Knight (TINA TURNER, PAT BENATAR), and introduces new collaborators including Andreas Carlsson (BON JOVI, BRITNEY SPEARS), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Faith Hill). Seven of the ten tracks were co-written with Child and/or Carlsson, with Stanley and Child joined by John 5 on ‘Where Angels Dare’ and Frederiksen on ‘Lift’, and Knight teaming with the frontman on ‘It’s Not Me’.
Live to Win is self-produced by Stanley, who provides lead vocals, guitar and percussion alongside a studio core of guitarist Corky James (AVRIL LAVIGNE, THE MATRIX), drummer Victor Indrizzo (BECK, MACY GRAY) and keyboardist Harry Sommerdahl (CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LINDSAY LOHAN). Also performing on the album are former KISS bandmate BRUCE KULICK and guitarist John 5.
“I’ve always believed that when you give somebody an album, it should be like a fresh newspaper, where you get ink on your fingers and it’s today’s news,” says Stanley, who wrote and co-wrote the ten tracks on Live to Win specifically for the new release. “For me, this album is where I’m at now — This is where things are in my life, and my perspective on my music.
Stanley is planning a North American club tour to coincide with the release of the album.
As reported by KISSKollector.com, the tracklisting for Live To Win is as follows:
‘Live To Win’ (Paul Stanley/Desmond Child/Andreas Carlsson) – 3:07
‘Lift’ (Paul Stanley/Desmond Child/Marti Frederiksen) – 4:01
‘Wake Up Screaming’ (Paul Stanley/Desmond Child/Andreas Carlsson) – 3:00
‘Everytime I See You Around’ (Paul Stanley/Pete Masitti) – 3:28
‘Bulletproof’ (Paul Stanley/Andreas Carlsson) – 3:01
‘All About You’ (Paul Stanley/Andreas Carlsson/Desmond Child) – 3:16
‘Second To None’ (Paul Stanley/Andreas Carlsson) – 3:35
‘It’s Not Me’ (Paul Stanley/Holly Knight/Charlie Midnight) – 3:19
‘Loving You Without You Now’ (Paul Stanley) – 3:16
‘Where Angels Dare’ (Paul Stanley/Desmond Child/John 5) – 3:22