According to The Pulse Of Radio, Paul Stanley will be the fourth and final original member of KISS to publish his autobiography next month. Just two days before the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Stanley will finally tell all with the April 8 publication of "Face The Music: A Life Exposed".
Stanley, who — aside from Mick Jagger — has been the most vocal about not penning his memoirs, admitted that it came down to feeling he had an important story to tell — alongside the desire to finally set some key aspects of the band's story straight. The Pulse Of Radio asked him if he had read Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, or partner Gene Simmons' autobiographies before starting his own. "I read parts of Gene's book and I thought it was told from his point of view, but Gene puts himself in the epicenter of everything," he said. "And that might be because he's an only child — that doesn't mean it's accurate. I want credit where credit is due — but I don't want credit for things that I didn't do, and I want to share the accolades with the people that make things possible and I don't think that that book did that. Having been present at much of what went on in that book, it just wasn't accurate, so I didn't read it."
In other news, the sister of late KISS drummer Eric Carr issued a public letter to Paul Stanley thanking him for coming forward and denouncing a rumored lawsuit reported by the New York Post between Carr's family and the band for not properly distributing his royalties over the years. Stanley immediately tweeted a response calling the people behind the suit incredulous and vowing to get to the bottom of it.
Eric Carr — best known to fans as "The Fox" — replaced Peter Criss behind the drums on the road in 1980, and was first heard on the band's 1981 concept album, "Music From 'The Elder'". Illness forced Carr to step down from the band in 1990, and he died at age 41 from complications from a rare form of heart cancer on November 24, 1991 — the same day as Freddie Mercury.