KISS star Paul Stanley is going to be a father again.

The singer-and-guitarist and his wife Erin have announced they are expecting a baby girl - their third child together.

He told People: "There is nothing greater in life than family, and my accomplishments as a father rank at the top of my successes. Erin and I are blessed with our expectation of the addition of another princess to our family and a new member of the KISS army." The new arrival is due in August and the family, which includes Colin Michael, four, Sarah Brianna, two, couldn't be happier.

And Paul - who also has a 16-year-old son, Evan Shane, from a previous relationship - isn't worried about the impending sleepless nights, despite his advancing years.

The 'Rock and Roll All Nite' singer joked: "I may be 59 but the only rocking chair this rocker is getting ready for is the one for my new baby."

Paul is set for a busy 2011 as KISS are recording their 20th studio album this year.

The group - which is comprised of Paul and bass player Gene Simmons from the band's original line up alongside guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer - are planning to head into the studio in March to start work on the follow-up to 2009's 'Sonic Boom'.

Tommy recently said: "The great news is that we are going in the studio again in the next month or two. We are starting to work on writing some songs, approach it just like we did with 'Sonic Boom' and keep it all in the band in terms of the writing, with no agenda besides writing great rock n' roll songs that we love.

"I'm sure you'll see a spanking new KISS album that's gonna kick some butt soon!"