Sunday, April 20, 2014

KISS: Paul Stanley memoir debuts on New York Times Best Sellers List

KISS frontman Paul Stanley’s new memoir, "Face the Music: A Life Exposed", has debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list.

Published on April 8th, the 432-page memoir chronicles Stanley’s life and rise to global success with KISS, which he co-founded in January of 1973 with bassist Gene Simmons from the ashes of the pair’s previous band, Wicked Lester.

The book features rare photographs and candid memories about Stanley’s wild life with KISS.

Two days after the book was published, Stanley and the original lineup of KISS were inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York, alongside Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

Following the event, Stanley and Simmons vented their frustration about the band’s alleged treatment at the ceremony in a series of tweets slamming Rock Hall co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.

“Our treatment at the RRHOF confirmed my worst suspicions,” tweeted Stanley the day after. “Wenner and the rest are spineless weasels.”

The singer continued his rant the following day, writing, “@JannWenner & his RRHOF made sure to treat us as uninvited guests. No passes. No schedule and on. We were great and he remains a small man.”

Read more details about the controversy here.

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