KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley celebrates his 69th birthday today (January 20th). Inspired by the Stones Miss You. He wrote “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” with Vini Poncia and Desmond Child Despite some fans’ trepidation about its disco-influenced sound, Paul Stanley feels the song doesn’t stray far from the band’s core.
“I think when we did ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ it was no more of a departure than ‘Beth.’ There were some people when ‘Beth’ came out who said, ‘Oh, no, KISS is going to do ballads.’ Well, you know, I think that you have to have the freedom to do what you feel like doing. It doesn’t mean that you’ve changed, it means that you have your moments of wanting to try different things. If there’s anything that we’ve had it’s consistency. It doesn’t mean we always sound the same, it means that the basic overall thing that we do hasn’t changed.”