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Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

KISS Singer And Guitarist Paul Stanley Stays Fit

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 19, 2013

By Ben Radding

Photography by Glenn La Ferman

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If you take away the black and white face paint, flashy stage outfits, and smoking guitars, KISS frontman Paul Stanley is an average guy—or at least he’s got average-guy priorities: staying fit, having fun, and enjoying his family. We recently caught up with the 61-year-old rocker, who told us why he stopped eating like a kid, how he balances his family with his tour dates, and his secret to avoiding drugs and alcohol when a rock-and-roll lifestyle practically spoon feeds you opportunities to indulge.

How would you say your diet and fitness routine today differs from your lifestyle in the 70s and 80s?

My routine then was: Eat whatever’s in front of you. Youth is incredible because you really do feel invincible. I had no real routine as far as diet; I ate what I wanted to. Back then I tended to eat a lot of sugars. I ate a lot of cookies, a lot of ice cream; I didn’t eat a lot of proper food. I started working out, doing a formal workout right around 1980. That’s when I really decided I needed to get in shape and it may have been because you just start to see a decrease—a change in your body. The workout I was doing then would kill me today.

What is your routine? Do you do it with a trainer?

It really depends. There’s certainly a time before a tour where you start to count days until you’re leaving and that’s crunch time—no pun intended. My workout is always with a trainer because, quite honestly, I don’t think most people are motivated enough to do what they need to on their own. You either need a spotter or you need a trainer. You need somebody there to push you to get that extra five.

Your performances often seem like workouts in themselves.

You can’t do that unless you train for it. You can’t enter the Olympics unless you do your routine to get in shape for it. The idea of going out on stage on a tour without having prepped for it would be suicide, literally.

How did you avoid alcohol and drugs in a culture that is surrounded by it—and it’s almost expected of you?

Common sense. You just have to look around you, and you have two choices. You either go “Gee, I want to be just like him!” or not. In the music business, I always go back to, if all those vices and excesses were so great, you’d probably be doing this interview with Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix or……

 

Read the rest of the interview here.

 

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You Can’t Spell ELDEBROCK Without “Rock”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on July 21, 2010

Jay + Barrett + Del + Richard + Shawn = ELDEBROCK (And don’t forget to add in some instruments and talent into the equation)

If you haven’t heard of this band yet, start listening now because you are sure to be hearing about them a lot more in the upcoming year. LCO Client, Eldebrock,  is a group of Western Canadian rockers who have recently collaborated with industry heavyweight Michael Wagener and producer Ryan Andersen to compose their self-titled debut album and deliver their first single, Release Me. The album and first single is proving to be highly anticipated but don’t fret all of you super fans out there…drumroll please…the album is scheduled for release on September 14!

An interesting dynamic to this up and coming band, is their sense of charity and community. They have a simple goal in creating a solid album with some great musicians and trying to make a positive impact. Earlier this year,  Eldebrock has reached out globally by partnering with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), an organization dedicated to the global prevention and control of cancer. The band will commit $1 per album sold (or $.10 per song sold) to support the UICC’s fight through their “World War on Cancer” campaign. Not only are they talented, but they have good purpose and warm hearts as well.

“Eldebrock is clearing a path alongside other current top Canadian rock bands Nickelback, Three Days Grace, and Theory of a Deadman.”

“This album is very much looking forward in time, creating its own niche, very solid musicianship, great songs, great performance and great sound.” — Michael Wagener

“Eldebrock’s sound is a combination of layered guitars and vocal harmonies in the style of Alice in Chains, driving rhythm a’ la Godsmack and lead guitar influenced by Slash and Zakk Wylde.” –Del

Visit Eldebrock’s website at www.eldebrock.net and sign up to the Eldebrock Chronicle newsletter to be among the first to receive a FREE download of Eldebrock’s debut single Release Me and the latest news from the band.

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