Paul Stanley on speaking out about masks, new music with Paul Stanley's Soul Station

Paul Stanley's new album, Now and Then, created by his Paul Stanley's Soul Station side project, includes a mix of original songs and covers of popular tunes by the Temptations, Al Green, and more. He recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about making new music, KISS's larger-than-live onstage persona, and why he's been so vocal about wearing a mask.

"It's unfortunate that some people are vehemently against [wearing masks]," Stanley said. being politicized.

Stanley also commented on if entertainers like himself should just "shut up and sing" and stay out of politics.

"There was a time where I thought entertainers should just entertain," he said. "But the fact is that I see myself as a citizen. And I think that my voice is at least as important as anyone else's."

Watch more from Paul Stanley in the video interview above.