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Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley

Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley

Buy Face the Music: A Life Exposed from Amazon.com! So for several weeks leading up to this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction I saw KISS trending in nearly every news site I follow. I get updates from Ultimate Classic Rock, and I received a KISS e-lert every damn day for a month. Lot of yakking back and forth. “Paul did this to us,” whined somebody. “Ace is still a damned drunk.” Yada yada. I asked my KISS-fan…

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Guest Review: No Regrets by Ace Frehley

Guest Review: No Regrets by Ace Frehley

Guest Review by Joe M. I became a huge fan of KISS in the sixth grade. I find it amazing that a band gets to such popularity on word of mouth alone. The entire first wave of KISS took place without MTV, without YouTube and with very little radio airplay. I was a fan of Ace’s, and I wanted to play guitar like him. He is the person who first inspired me to pick up the guitar more seriously. Later…

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Makeup to Breakup – My Life In and Out of Kiss by Peter Criss

Makeup to Breakup – My Life In and Out of Kiss by Peter Criss

I didn’t become aware of KISS through the radio as I did with other bands, but through other kids during after-school care. Their older siblings had the records and merchandise, all of which trickled down to younger listeners. My earliest memory of seeing the band in the pre-MTV era was a television airing of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, much talked about the next day among the elementary school set. Perhaps it’s fitting, considering the direction of the…

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