KISS MANAGER DENIES LIP-SYNCHING DURING CONCERTS

Paul Stanley‘s rumored used of pre-recorded vocal tracks has long been the subject of many conversations in the Kiss fan community. Blabbermouth transcribed a chat with Kiss manager Doc McGhee, who spoke with the Syncin’ Stanley YouTube page and explained, “He sings every track. So he sings to it. So he’s not lip syncing. He fully sings. It’s enhanced. It’s just part of the process to make sure that everybody hears the songs the way they should be sang to begin with. Nobody wants to hear people do stuff that’s not real, that’s not what they came to hear.”

Syncin’ Stanley then pushed McGhee to clarify if he’s, “actually saying there are backing tracks that (Stanley is) singing to,” to which McGhee said: “He’ll sing to tracks. It’s all part of a process. Because everybody wants to hear everybody sing. But he fully sings to every song.”

When we last caught up with Paul Stanley, he explained that if a fan shells out their hard earned cash to see Kiss in concert, they’re getting a massive show by seasoned vets who know exactly what it takes to deliver the goods — be it in an open air stadium or a smoke-filled, hole in the wall club: “There’s absolutely no substitute for working your way up. Bands today that are starting out — they don’t have a clue. Most of these bands go from obscurity to selling a million albums, two million albums — they couldn’t entertain a phone booth and that’s why (laughter) they don’t sell tickets. You learn the craft by doing it. You start in the clubs, you work your way up to being third on a bill in an auditorium, then you get to headlining there, then you get to work your way into arenas. By the time you’re in arenas, you damn well know how to do it.”

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