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Stephen Coronel (born March 21, 1951) is a guitarist and former member of the American rock band Wicked Lester. He co-wrote a handful of songs that would later be recorded by the group Kiss, a band which featured former Wicked Lester members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. In 2014, Coronel was charged with possessing child pornography, and has been incarcerated at Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina since 2016.

Stephen Coronel
Born (1951-03-21)March 21, 1951 (age 70)
Manhattan, New York, United States
GenresHard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1964–present
Associated actsThe Long Island Sounds, Bullfrog Bheer, Tree, Cathedral, Coffee, Rainbow, Wicked Lester, Lover, Kiss

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Musical career

A veteran of several New York City-area bands such as The Long Island Sounds, Bullfrog Bheer (with Gene Simmons), Tree (with Paul Stanley), Cathedral, Coffee, and Rainbow (unrelated to the Ritchie Blackmore band of the same name), Coronel introduced Stanley to Gene Simmons at his Washington Heights apartment in the early 1970s. The trio would go on to form Wicked Lester, which later morphed into Kiss when Simmons and Stanley decided to move in a new musical direction. Not involved in the formation of Kiss, Coronel formed the band Lover. While still a member of Wicked Lester in the early 1970s, Coronel created the riff and chord structures of future Kiss songs "She" and "Goin' Blind" with Simmons.

Sexual exploitation conviction

Coronel was arrested on September 26, 2014, and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. A U.S. Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation determined that child pornography had been uploaded from a residence in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Coronel was sentenced to six years in prison on April 27, 2016, after being found guilty of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. As of April 2018, he was incarcerated at the Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina.

Coronel was released from prison, placed on probation March 3, 2019 and transferred to South Carolina's Beaufort County Detention Center, where he is choosing to stay while awaiting approval to move to Florida.

  1. Simmons, Gene (2002). Kiss and Make-Up. New York City: Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-0-609-81002-6. Retrieved14 May 2011.
  2. Wilkening, Matthew (September 28, 2014). "Wicked Lester Guitarist Stephen Coronel Arrested on Child Pornography Charges". Ultimate Classic Rock. RetrievedDecember 20, 2018.
  3. Lurye, Rebecca (September 28, 2014). "SC guitarist faces child pornography charge". Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy. RetrievedDecember 20, 2018.
  4. https://public.doc.state.sc.us/scdc-public/inmateDetails.do?id=%2000367950


Stephen Coronel Article Talk Language Watch Edit This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification Please help by adding reliable sources Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately especially if potentially libelous or harmful Find sources Stephen Coronel news newspapers books scholar JSTOR May 2011 Learn how and when to remove this template message Stephen Coronel born March 21 1951 is a guitarist and former member of the American rock band Wicked Lester He co wrote a handful of songs that would later be recorded by the group Kiss a band which featured former Wicked Lester members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons In 2014 Coronel was charged with possessing child pornography and has been incarcerated at Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina since 2016 Stephen CoronelBorn 1951 03 21 March 21 1951 age 70 Manhattan New York United StatesGenresHard rockOccupation s Musician songwriterInstrumentsGuitarYears active1964 presentAssociated actsThe Long Island Sounds Bullfrog Bheer Tree Cathedral Coffee Rainbow Wicked Lester Lover Kiss Contents 1 Biography 1 1 Musical career 1 2 Sexual exploitation conviction 2 References 3 External linksBiography EditMusical career Edit A veteran of several New York City area bands such as The Long Island Sounds Bullfrog Bheer with Gene Simmons Tree with Paul Stanley Cathedral Coffee and Rainbow unrelated to the Ritchie Blackmore band of the same name 1 Coronel introduced Stanley to Gene Simmons at his Washington Heights apartment in the early 1970s The trio would go on to form Wicked Lester which later morphed into Kiss when Simmons and Stanley decided to move in a new musical direction Not involved in the formation of Kiss Coronel formed the band Lover While still a member of Wicked Lester in the early 1970s Coronel created the riff and chord structures of future Kiss songs She and Goin Blind with Simmons Sexual exploitation conviction Edit Coronel was arrested on September 26 2014 and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor A U S Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation determined that child pornography had been uploaded from a residence in Bluffton South Carolina 2 3 Coronel was sentenced to six years in prison on April 27 2016 after being found guilty of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor As of April 2018 he was incarcerated at the Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina 4 Coronel was released from prison placed on probation March 3 2019 and transferred to South Carolina s Beaufort County Detention Center where he is choosing to stay while awaiting approval to move to Florida References Edit Simmons Gene 2002 Kiss and Make Up New York City Random House Digital Inc pp 56 ISBN 978 0 609 81002 6 Retrieved 14 May 2011 Wilkening Matthew September 28 2014 Wicked Lester Guitarist Stephen Coronel Arrested on Child Pornography Charges Ultimate Classic Rock Retrieved December 20 2018 Lurye Rebecca September 28 2014 SC guitarist faces child pornography charge Charlotte Observer Charlotte North Carolina McClatchy Retrieved December 20 2018 https public doc state sc us scdc public inmateDetails do id 2000367950External links EditLegendary Rock Interviews interview with Steve Coronel by John Parks Kiss army Spain interview with Steve Coronel by Javier Rueda and Fernando Martinez This article on a United States rock guitarist is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen Coronel amp oldid 1011574114, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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