Rock Legend Paul Stanley to Appear on New Sarah Brightman Album

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Artist adds talents to “I Will Be with You” from forthcoming “Symphony” album

Paul Stanley (http://www.PaulStanley.com), the multitalented artist and legendary front man for the iconic group KISS, announced today that he will appear on the upcoming Sarah Brightman album, “Symphony” (Manhattan Records), slated to be released in the United States on January 29, 2008.

Stanley, who in addition to his songwriting and performing responsibilities for KISS, is an accomplished solo artist, painter and stage performer, collaborated with Brightman on the duet "I Will Be with You (Where the Lost Ones Go)" off the forthcoming album “Symphony.” Interestingly, both are "Phantom of the Opera" alums with Brightman having originated the role of Christine Daaé in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production and Stanley who received rave reviews for his portrayal of The Phantom in the Toronto stage version.

“As a fan of Sarah’s stage, recording and concert work, I was immediately intrigued with the potential of what our voices together might create,” said Stanley. “We were both really pleased with how our duet turned out and performing live together is a real possibility.”

Paul Stanley just completed a highly successful 2007, garnering over $2 million in sales for his art work distributed through Wentworth Galleries. Stanley is also slated to tour Australia and New Zealand with KISS in March of 2008 with possible Europe and US dates to follow.

About Paul Stanley

For more than 30 years, Paul Stanley has reigned supreme as one of the single-most recognizable front-men in the history of rock and roll. He’s the principal songwriter, driving force and unwavering voice of KISS. A visionary and trendsetter since the early 1970s, Stanley’s passion for both the musical and visual arts has perhaps been the key to the astonishing ongoing world phenomenon known as KISS. Stanley single-handedly penned such escapist anthems as “Love Gun,” “God of Thunder” and “Black Diamond.” He was the golden throat that throttled “Detroit Rock City,” the charismatic swagger behind “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” and stripped of makeup, was the unmasked troubadour that breathed vocal life into the ballads “Reason to Live,” “Forever” and “Every Time I Look At You.” His artistic and visual input has been seen in his designs of KISS album covers, stages and apparel.

An accomplished solo performer, Stanley recently released "Live to Win" [New Door Records/ Universal Music Enterprises] his first solo album in more than 25 years, and second overall. In "Live to Win," Stanley strips his emotions to the bone and adorns them with a melodic sheen, with songs about the power of the human spirit and commitment to not compromising ideals.

An art major and graduate of the prestigious high school of Music and Art in NYC, Stanley recently returned to his passion for painting, creating portraits and abstracts that are emotionally charged compositions. He aims to maximize the direct, physical impact of his paintings through scale, texture, color and simplicity of images. In a few short years of exhibiting, Stanley’s works have been acquired by numerous art collectors and he has been commissioned to create large works to be displayed by an international corporate entity. Stanley’s tremendous success as a painter has translated in to well over $2 million in art sales for 2007. For additional information on Paul Stanley please go to http://www.PaulStanley.com.

About Sarah Brightman – Symphony

“Symphony” is the soprano's first new studio album since 2003. Produced by her long-time producer Frank Peterson, the diverse repertoire of Symphony will have a broad appeal to both her original fans from her days in “Phantom of the Opera” and the international smash hit "Time to Say Goodbye" to fans of her more contemporary experiments with classical-rock and electronic-dance styles.

The repertoire ranges from beautiful ballads ("Symphony," "Fleur Du Mal"), epic power rock scores ("I Will Be with You") to interpretations of the work "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets on "Running" to Faith Hill's "There You'll Be" sung in Italian as "Sarai Qui," and many more, with a colorful variety of male duet partners including Andrea Bocelli on "Canto Della Terra," Fernando Lima (Mexican tenor) on "Pasiòn" (popular telenovella theme song), and Paul Stanley (from KISS) on "I Will Be with You (Where the Lost Ones Go)." The album also showcases her linguistic vocal skills by singing in Spanish, Italian, French, and, for the first time, German.

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