Kiss Co-Founder Paul Stanley; A Political Pick Three; Roy Nathanson Plays Live

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In this episode: Fresh off of Kiss' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we talk with co-founder Paul Stanley -- known to fans as “Starchild” -- about meeting Gene Simmons, the ear deformity that affects his hearing, writing the unofficial anthem of rock and roll, and why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is important for Kiss fans.

Then: Stephen Levin, New York City Council member for the 33rd district (which includes some of the hipster-iest parts of New York: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights and part of Bed-Stuy) shares a Pick Three of some favorite new music.

And: Saxophonist and bandleader Roy Nathanson assembles another of his all-star New York bands to play songs that fuse jazz, pop harmonies, beatboxing and poetry. Hear the band play live in the Soundcheck studio.