Yet Another KISS Memoir Coming
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are publishing the latest in a growing line of Kiss memoirs, with the August 20th release of Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of Kiss (1972-75). 2012 saw the release of Ace Frehley’s memoir, No Regrets and Peter Criss’ own autobiography, Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss — as well as the announcement that Paul Stanley would finally publish his side of the story — after publicly stating for years that he loathed autobiographies. Gene Simmons published his own autobiography, Kiss And Make-Up in 2002.
The press release for Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of Kiss (1972-75), co-written with Ken Sharp states: “the 544-page hardcover draws on more than 200 interviews, offering a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of super-stardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter, as well as producers, engineers, management, roadies, costume and stage designers, fans, and musical contemporaries from the time.”