In 1973 Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons co-founded KISS, adding Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to round out the 4-piece band that, in various incarnations, would go on to sell over 100 million albums, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.
Stanley’s standing as the lead-singer, front-man, primary song-writer, and long-time fan favourite makes this a must-read book for the legions of KISS fans and lovers of rock memoirs. For the first time Paul Stanley tells all, with just the right mix of personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories about the highs and lows both inside and outside of KISS.
Born with a condition called microtia (missing one ear and rendering him deaf on the right side), Stanley’s traumatic childhood experiences within his family, matched with the social challenges of being visually deformed in the 50’s and 60’s, produced a drive to succeed in the most unlikely of places: music. Taking readers through the series of events that led up to the founding of KISS, his personal relationships including two marriages, and the turbulent dynamics with his band mates over the past 40 years, no one comes out unscathed - including Paul himself.
With both classic and never-before-seen photos and images that capture the iconic visuals that helped define KISS, this is a memoir that will immerse readers in the band Stanley helped to create and sustain through artfully-told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 05 / 2014
- 152 x 229mm
Face The Music: A Life Exposed
Every KISS fan has their favourite member, and for me it has always been Paul Stanley and I couldnt wait to get stuck into Face The Music. This was always going to be the best book written by one of the four founding members of KISS and it didnt disappoint me at all. Paul reveals he was born with an ear deformity and is deaf in one ear and opens up about how this has affected his life, especially growing up. Paul tells his story honestly and at times inspires with his never give up attitude. Paul has been the driving force behind one of musics most enduring and successful bands for 40 years and his story is a great one. After reading the KISS story many times by many people, I was expecting Pauls side of the story to be much the same, however Paul shares many tales about his fellow band members and their antics that I hadnt heard before, especially about his fellow KISS co-founder, Gene Simmons. As reviewed by 43ms