Tuesday, February 1, 2011

KISS: Peter Criss writing autobiography

Gene Simmons has written a few books about his KISS life. Ace Frehley’s book is due out this year.

And now, it’s time for some more KISS and tell.

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss is writing his autobiography. "Makeup to Breakup" is planned for release in the fall of 2012.

The Los Angeles Times reports Criss will write the book with the help of Larry "Ratso" Sloman.

Scribner's press release promises, "From sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll to multiple brushes with death, 'Makeup to Breakup' will be Peter Criss' unvarnished and eye-opening life story."

Criss has remained out of the public eye for some time. "I am so blessed that I am finally going to write my autobiography, and I hope you enjoy the ride," Criss said in the release. "The best of all is I get to share my true feelings of my love for God, family, friends and fame. It's been a wonderful life."

In addition to playing drums in KISS, Criss provided some of the vocals on the band's early albums, including one of the band's biggest hits, the ballad "Beth."

KISS – Beth
Budokan – Tokyo, JP – 1976

See also:

KISS to start recording new album in March
KISS: new music update from Gene Simmons
KISS - Backstage tour of Sonic Boom Over Europe