Imagine my shock this morning to read that Paul Stanley had to pull out of a KISS show last night because his heart started beating irregularly. On his site he (or someone) posted: "My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute, where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern. Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show."
This is some scary shit. Apparently the show went on without Paul, with KISS playing as a trio, which is almost but not quite as scary. Needless to say, it was a "Gene heavy" set - show details are posted at KISS Online.
I never got around to posting a concert review of Paul Stanley after I saw him on his solo tour at the 650 seat Aladdin Theater in Portland last year. He was astounding, whipping out KISS and solo classics backed by the very young and rocking House Band from Rock Star: Supernova. Unladen by all the of KISS makeup, effects and associated trappings, it was an intimate night of solid rock and roll by one of rock's most prominent and talented statesmen.
Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery, Paul.