KISS frontman Paul Stanley is on the mend following vocal cord surgery.

The rocker's publicist says Stanley had the operation on Tuesday, and doctors expect him to make a full and fast recovery.  Stanley explains that he went under the knife because he holds himself "to a higher standard," and wanted to "remedy a few minor issues that come with forty years of preaching rock 'n' roll."  KISS is planning to be very active next year.  The group will be releasing the new album, "Monster," their follow up to 2009's "Sonic Boom." KISS is also expected to embark on an extensive tour in support of the album, which a post on PaulStanley.com says will be the group's "biggest and most ambitious worldwide tour ever."  Neither a release date for "Monster" or tour details have been announced yet.