Paul Stanley of KISS has come under fire in recent years for lip-syncing during live performances. Even a YouTube channel called “Syncin’ Stanley” was created to mock the rock star. The user recently shared a video of James LaBrie from Dream Theater making remarks about bands using backing tracks and Stanley’s lip-syncing. James clarified: “Let’s just get that out of the way, I’ve never lip-synced in my entire life; it’s rubbish. I object to people lip-syncing to their music. I contend that if you do it, you ought to be able to replicate it live or at least make an effort to do so. James shown grace for the singers because it’s common for them to have bad days, but he’s not in the mood to lip sync in any way. Added him: Every vocalist, I mean, has their freaking awful nights, dude, and sometimes it’s difficult to recreate or mimic precisely what you did in the studio simply because it’s human nature to get weary, ill, worn out, burned out, or whatever else.
But whomever you are, that is absolutely no lip-syncing at all. Some fans and detractors charged Paul with lip-syncing and using background tracks when KISS launched their “End of the Road World Tour” in 2019. However, Stanley was saved by their manager Doc McGhee, who said: He sings on every song. So he sings along to it. He is not lip syncing, then. He sings loudly. It’s improved. Making sure that everyone hears the songs as they should be sung in the beginning is only a necessary step in the process. LaBrie added his perspective on bands that employ backing tracks. He said that if utilized properly, it might be “enhancing.” The performer said: In terms of backing tracks, I believe it boils down to this: “I think it’s cool because it can be very enhancing when you use the studio’s environment to be able to create something within that song that is glorious and multi-layered vocals or instruments.
” Using background recordings might be the ideal option, he continued, in order to present a similar rendition of the song to the audience live. James went on: So, when you choose to perform those particular songs, you have to decide whether to give the audience everything they’ve grown accustomed to hearing while listening to that song, or whether to give them the bare minimum and make it sound a little more raw than it did in the studio version. They combine all of those other components to the point where sometimes going backwards is the only way to recreate it. The video by James LaBrie is accessible below on the ‘Syncin’ Stanley’ YouTube channel.