Now everything is finally revealed about one of rock music s most outrageous and enduring phenomena In this definitive, official authorized biography, authors David Leaf and Ken Sharp were given full, unprecedented access to Kiss and their inner circle Hear the true, uncensored stories from Gene Simmons, the fire breathing Demon Paul Stanley, the acrobatic Starchild Ace Frehley, the axe slinging Spaceman and Peter Criss, the levitating Catman drummer Chronicling the group s amazing story, this one of a kind book also offers interviews with some of the biggest stars in rock music, including Pete Townshend, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, and many others The only book that truly captures the inimitable and exuberant spirit of the fiery foursome who gave America its second national anthem, Rock and Roll All Nite, Kiss Behind the Mask is a must have for the band s legion of Kiss Army acolytes Dozens of never before seen photos The band s story, told in their own words Exclusive album by album, song by song commentary In unique interviews, today s rock superstars tell why they love Kiss....
|Title||:||KISS: Behind the Mask - The Official Authorized Biography|
|Publisher||:||Grand Central Publishing Reprint edition June 2, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
|File Size||:||974 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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KISS: Behind the Mask - The Official Authorized Biography Reviews
I grew up loving KISS just like most kids my age did. I'm 43 years old, my kids are almost grown, ya dig me? I've been fortunate enough to share my memories with my kids of this band and when my oldest was 8, I took him to the "Reunion Tour." I loved watching him during that show as it reminded me of "me" when I saw my first KISS show, oddly enough...at 8 years old. Well, I saw KISS UNMASKED here on Amazon and got it cheap enough-no complaints. However, maybe I bought it because of the above said comments-nostalgia. It's a fair read, a few interesting odds and ends, nothing revolutionary and NOT A MUST HAVE. If you were a fanatic like I was, you already know 80% of whats in this book. You'll find that the author(or one of, the other David Leaf)has a history with this band as in you'll never get the "skinny" on these guys, just only enough without making them look bad(wink), you hearing me? I get the feeling this is "an arrangement." You tell me KISS fans.....I will say, the price was fair enough, I bought it "Like-new" just in case(glad I did)and it was decent reading with a few neat shots and a nice perspectives from the bandmembers.
I love this book - any KISS or non fan alike will enjoy getting behind the scenes and discovering the iconic things that went down such as the great stories of how Peter knocked Ace out for being a lazy motherf**ker, and my favourite where they had just seen the film Deliverance and Sean Delaney, while driving the band to their next gig, pretended to run out of gas and got them cowering under a blanket in the back of the van with their famous platform boots sticking out, because they were afraid some local hillbillies might see them and make them their bitches!
I bought this book for my son for Christmas & he'll be the one reviewing it:
The first third of the book are interviews from 1979 with the band that are previously unreleased. But if you have followed KISS at all, you know that the information is all things that have been released in other formats, or outright lies by the band. In 1979, KISS was falling apart and the interview reads like everything is all rainbows and unicorns when the reality was at least half the band was tired of Peter Criss, and the other other fourth was, arguably, on the fence.
I was a fan of Kiss back in their prime years. Always wanted to know about their early years, influences, etc. This book does a good job of revealing this. The early photos are worth the price of the book alone. The details of how the band formed , wrote music, put togethet albums are good. I was informed and entertained.