By Gene Simmons
You sought after the reality, you were given the truth—the most well-liked e-book within the world!
Fueled by way of an explosive mixture of make-up, costumes, and angle, KISS burst onto the track scene thirty years in the past and has turn into a rock establishment. The band has bought greater than 80 million documents, has damaged each live performance attendance checklist set via Elvis Presley and the Beatles, stands at the back of the Beatles by myself in variety of gold files from any staff in background, and has spawned greater than 2,500 licenses.
There might were no KISS with out Gene Simmons, the outrageous big name whose superlong tongue, mythical sexual exploits, and demonic make-up have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, surprising, unimaginable tale, from the fellow himself, approximately how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was once stored by means of rock and roll, and have become probably the most infamous rock stars the area has ever seen.
Before Gene Simmons there has been Chaim Witz, a boy from Haifa, Israel, who had no inkling of the existence that lay prior to him. In bright element Gene recounts his youth growing to be up in Haifa lower than the watchful eye of his loved, strong-willed mom, a focus camp survivor; his adolescent years attending a Jewish theological middle for rabbinical reports in Brooklyn; his love of all issues American, together with comedian books, superheroes, and cowboys; and his early fascination with women and intercourse, which brought on him to begin a rock band in class after he observed the Beatles at the Ed Sullivan Show.
KISS and Make-Up is not only the vintage tale of attaining the yank dream throughout the eyes of an immigrant boy making sturdy, yet a juicy, rollicking rock and roll learn that takes you alongside for the journey of your lifestyles with KISS, from the Nineteen Seventies, once they have been the most important band on the earth, throughout the ’80s, once they took off their world-famous conflict paint, and into the ’90s, once they got here again larger and badder than ever to develop into the number 1 traveling band on the earth.
In his personal irreverent, unapologetic voice, Gene talks in regards to the ladies (4,600 of them and counting); his tight bond with KISS cofounder Paul Stanley; the struggles he and Paul had with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss and their departures from the gang; the recent band participants and Eric Carr’s premature dying; the large love and affection he has for the folk who positioned him there within the first place—the KISS military and the ever-loyal KISS enthusiasts worldwide; his love existence, together with tales approximately his relationships with Cher and Diana Ross and with Shannon Tweed, Playmate of the 12 months, mom of his son and daughter, and his better half of eighteen years; and lots more and plenty more.
Full of dozens of images, many never-before-seen images from Gene’s deepest assortment, KISS and Make-Up is a stunning, intimate examine the guy at the back of the masks. For the 1st time Gene unearths the entire aspects of his complicated personality—son, rock celebrity, actor, list manufacturer, businessman, girls’ guy, committed father, and now writer.