KISS and Make-up

KISS and Make-up

Book - 2001
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Fueled by an explosive mix of make-up, costumes, attitude, and music, Kiss has sold 80 million records in 30 years and is second only to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in number of gold records. From their 1996 reunion through their 2000-2001 Farewell Tour, they lead the pack of today's touring bands and their fans simply will not deny themselves anything Kiss-related.Gene Simmons is the master behind the madness and Kiss and Make-Up is the first book from Gene himself. Delivered in Gene's own honest, outrageous, uncensored, and often hilarious voice, here is the story of Gene's arrival in America under the wing of his fiercely protective mother; his first taste of comic books and 1950s pop culture; his thirst for fame, fun, and girls; his realization that playing in a rock band was the key to it all; and the inside story of Kiss's reign as the biggest, most fiercely adulated band in the world. Kiss and Make-up contains dozens of previously unpublished photographs from Gene's private collection.Finally, the real story of the man behind the make-up.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609608555
060960855X
Characteristics: 275 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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LocketLibrarian Jul 17, 2012

Ahhh Gene. . . he's never met a dollar he didn't like, and he is always quite impressed with himself. He is a master showman, a savvy businessman and of course, a rock god.

I found some of his assertions a little tough to swallow--like that he has NEVER touched alcohol or drugs--but all in all, this is a solid rock bio. Except if you are Peter Criss or Ace Frehley. Holy cow, do they get skewered.

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myhandyman
Nov 28, 2011

The mans ego is bigger then him self. Terrible book. You'd be better of reading the daily comics.

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