Friday, February 1, 2013

Paul Stanley's 'Guitarist Wanted' Ad From The Village Voice

In late 1972, Ace Frehley's best friend, Bob McAdams spotted an advertisement for a "Lead Guitarist Wanted" that Paul Stanley had placed in the Village Voice. Bob showed Ace the ad and together they went to 10 East 23rd Street above the Live Bait Bar where Ace auditioned for Wicked Lester members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss.

Frehley showed up wearing one red sneaker and one orange sneaker. About three weeks after he auditioned, the group named him their lead guitarist. By January 1973, Wicked Lester decided on a new name - KISS.

Here are the ad's from 'The Village Voice' with Paul Stanley's old phone number.