Paul Stanley credits the audiences that came out in droves to see his R&B combo Soul Station in concert for the band's new debut studio set, Now And Then. Soul Station has played sold-out club dates in the U.S. and Japan, with the debut set featuring 14 tracks — five originals and nine classic covers.

Stanley, who rehearsed and performed with the group during his off time from Kiss, told us that it was the reaction from the live crowds that convinced him he needed to capture these songs — with this band — in the studio: ["We were very committed to going out and playing these songs that right now, unfortunately, have been relegated to being short samples in rap tunes, or things of that sort — as opposed to people getting to experience how amazing this music is. And it’s proven because as soon as one of those songs starts and we played them live, you’d just hear, either sighs, or gasps, or people just being transported back to remembering songs that they might’ve forgotten."] SOUNDCUE (:33 OC: . . . they might’ve forgotten)

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