Kiss: The Early Years

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Three Rivers Press, 2002 - Music - 207 pages
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In the 1970s, KISS was on top of the world, breaking attendance records at stadiums, selling millions of records, and recruiting thousands of people into the KISS Army. Almost 30 years and 80 million records later, they still have an intense following and an enduring place in rock and roll history.

Now, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have written the band's first official book for the trade, giving fans an unprecedented insider's look at their lives -- onstage and off. Longtime band photographer Waring Abbott reveals an amazingly intimate array of photos, while Gene and Paul provide a running commentary on what the band was thinking and doing throughout this wild time. KISS fans have never had such an up-close and personal look at their favorite band, and all rock-and-roll fans will be thrilled to see such an exciting band and pivotal time in rock history captured in such a visually stunning way.

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User Review  - Tyrus Wong - Goodreads

I disagree with other reviewers saying this doesn't live up to the KISS standards... get a copy of KISSTORY or KISSTORY2... This account is just another in a long line of GREAT items from the Hottest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nycdreamin - Goodreads

A great book of beautiful b&w and color photos (by Waring Abbott) and stories (from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley)from the early days of Kiss' long career. The newest photos in the book are from 1982 ... Read full review

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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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