KISS: 'Nothin' To Lose' Oral-History Book Due Next Year
According to The Hollywood Reporter, KISS founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are collaborating with rock journalist Ken Sharp on "Nothin' To Lose", an oral history of the band's early years, from its inception in 1973 to the 1975 release of its classic concert album "Alive!" Due in the summer of 2012 via IT Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the book will include never-before-published photographs along interviews with original KISS drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley, as well as other '70s rock musicians and behind-the-scenes players.
IT Books editor Denise Oswald told The Hollywood Reporter about the project. "KISS is one of the most beloved and influential hard rock bands of the last forty years. What is particularly fascinating about this project is about how the band got off the ground, how they came up with the concept of who they were that so defined them and captured the love and imagination of all of their fans. . . [The book is] also an amazing depiction of New York in the early Seventies it's Manhattan, it's Queens, you have members of the RAMONES, members of BLUE YSTER CULT, touring with and playing with KISS. You really get this incredible portrait of a time."
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