Stanley Harvey Eisen aka Paul Stanley is 59 today.  Check out a rare performance of one of my favorite Kiss songs from their MTV Unplugged concert.  

Paul wrote Hard Luck Woman with the intent of giving it to Rod Stewart, but for some dumb-ass reason Rod had no interest in recording it so Kiss decided to keep it. I think he let a gem slip right thru his hands. As it was written for someone with scratchy voice, they decided to have Peter Criss sing it on the “Rock and Roll Over” album. I will never forget seeing this for the first time as it was a song I loved, but had never seen the actual song writter sing it.