Nothin' To Lose The Making of KISS Book Review: KISStory at its Best
I love a good read and what's better than reading something about one of your favourite bands? Well this year in August, KISS released their newest book that tells the story about how they rose to superstardom. I just had to buy it, and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It is written by Ken Sharp along with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. I finished reading this masterpiece last week and now I'll tell you what I think.
Some moments that I read in this book I have to admit were unexpected. It was no surprise that Gene mentions a girlfriend he had back then, who knows how many girlfriends he had. The stories about some of the accidents the band went through was pretty tense like Ace in a car accident, Gene's hair catching fire, Paul getting hit in the eye, etc.
The story ended right after their release of Alive! and their theme Rock and Roll All Nite. At first I was expecting there to be going on to Destroyer but I guess not. If there was a sequel that is where they should leave off.
Anyway, there were lots of tense moments in this book and even some funny parts. I really enjoyed reading about KISS's early club shows, how they put together their show, and some of their first big shows like in Cadillac High.
This book was well-written in a unique way and KISS holds a place in my heart forever, totally worth the read of nearly 500 pages long. As Alice Cooper said: Read this book or KISS off!