The Making of KISS (1972-1975)
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Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975)
chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years
of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the
groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album
Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All
Nite," a song that nearly four decades later remains one of
rock's most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than two
hundred interviews, the book offers a captivating and
intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting
the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the
threshold of superstardom.
Constructed as an oral
history, the book includes original interviews with Paul
Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well
as with producers; engineers; management; record company
personnel; roadies; club owners; booking agents; concert
promoters; costume, stage, and art designers; rock
photographers; publicists; and key music
Many of KISS's musical contemporaries
from the time, most of whom shared concert bills with the
band on their early tours, also lend their perspective via
new interviews; these include Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and
Ted Nugent, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath,
Rush, Slade, Blue Ã–yster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Journey, REO
Speedwagon, Styx, Raspberries, The James Gang, The New York
Dolls, Iggy & the Stooges, The Ramones, Suzi Quatro,
Argent, and Uriah Heep, among others.
The result is an
indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise
and of the music scene they changed forever.
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