"Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of Kiss (1972-1975)"
will be released on September 10, 2013 via It Books
, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Written by Ken Sharp
, Paul Stanley
and Gene Simmons
, "Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)"
is a 544-page hardcover book that chronicles for the first time the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS
, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album "Alive!"
and the smash single "Rock And Roll All Nite"
, a song that nearly four decades later remains one of the band's most enduring anthems.
Drawing on more than 200 interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of super-stardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley
, Ace Frehley
, and Peter Criss
, as well as producers, engineers, management, roadies, costume and stage designers, fans, and musical contemporaries from the time, including: original manager Bill Aucoin
, Casablanca Records
founder Neil Bogart
, rock photographer Bob Gruen
, promoter Ron Delsner
, Ted Nugent
, Dick Clark
, Alice Cooper
, Marshall Crenshaw
, and Bob Seger
, as well as members of AEROSMITH
, BLACK SABBATH
, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
, URIAH HEEP
, MOTT THE HOOPLE
, NEW YORK DOLLS
, and THE QUATTROS
, among others. The end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever.