Kiss and Make-Up

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Crown Publishing Group, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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The paperback publication of KISS and Make-Up promises as much excitement as the hardcover generated in December 2001, with the book garnering reviews from publications such as TV Guide, The New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, and Gene appearing on Today, The View, Opie & Anthony, The O'Reilly Factor, and many more media outlets. Coinciding with the release of the band's spectacular photo book KISS: The Early Years (see page 44), KISS and Make-Up features four collectible covers, as well as new text from Gene and additional photos his fans have never seen before.

Taking readers through "KISStory" and tracing the band's rise to the pinnacle of rock, KISS and Make-Up tells the story -- in Gene's irreverant and unapologetic voice -- of how an immigrant kid from Israel became an American rock icon.

  

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I loved the insight in this book. - Goodreads
But writing was bad, and boreing. - Goodreads
Fast-paced, easy to read, lots of photos. - Goodreads
Final advice: If you buy the CD set start with disc 4. - Goodreads

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I was a huge Kiss fan in high school, as I wrote at the start of Paul Stanley's book and again, it's awfully interesting for me to hear about the band and their bumpy road. Here's a different ... Read full review

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A fun read. I enjoyed Gene's perspective on his life and career. Read full review

Contents

Overture
1
Rocket Ride
22
Crazy Crazy Nights
36
Flaming Youth
50
Let Me Go Rock and Roll
66
Iotlin to Lose
80
Rock and Roll All Nite
103
ln a Legend Tonight
127
Then She Kissed
140
Dirty Livin
160
Trial hy Fire
206
Reason to Live
224
Reunions and Farewells 19962001
240
Soul oi Thumlor
260
Index
273
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Gene Simmons was born a very poor Chaim Witz in Israel in 1949, and immigrated with his divorced mother to Brooklyn in 1958. Thrilled by comic books, The Ed Sullivan Show, and rock and roll, Simmons ultimately decided that people crave great rock and roll music and a great theatrical show. People crave excitement and escape from their everyday lives. This inspiration led Simmons to create the most enduring sound in rock music history.

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