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Kiss and Make-Up | [Gene Simmons]

Kiss and Make-Up

There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.
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Publisher's Summary

You wanted the truth, you got the truth - the hottest book in the world!

Fueled by an explosive mix of makeup, costumes, and attitude, KISS burst onto the music scene 30 years ago and has become a rock institution. The band has sold more than 80 million records, has broken every concert attendance record set by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, stands behind the Beatles alone in number of gold records from any group in history, and has spawned more than 2,500 licenses.

There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.

©2001 Gene Simmons; (P)2003 Gene Simmons, All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"A sterling if ephemeral addition to pop-music collections." (Booklist)

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    Gill HuddingeSweden 03-12-10
    Gill HuddingeSweden 03-12-10 Member Since 2010
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    "good book!"

    It is a very good book! Gene Simmons in his best

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    Shelly Gosford, Australia 12-28-09
    Shelly Gosford, Australia 12-28-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Give it a miss"

    Because I know how hard Gene Simmons worked to gain the fame he has, I was interested in hearing the progression the band took. I found Gene's voice to be irritatingly monotone, he was obviously reading his own book. There was hardly any emotion in it. And he never forgot to tell the listener how many women he had, which after a few hundred times, got really old. Honestly, if you're interested, like I was, read a paperback of this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Francis Center Valley, PA, USA 08-23-03
    Francis Center Valley, PA, USA 08-23-03 Member Since 2003
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    "More about Kiss"

    As a Kiss fan I eat up most anything about the band. I can sum this book up in one sentence. This is the story of Kiss from Gene Simmons Perspective.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer St. George, UT, United States 01-15-14
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    "Much better than I expected."
    If you could sum up Kiss and Make-Up in three words, what would they be?

    Gene's tongue delivers


    What other book might you compare Kiss and Make-Up to and why?

    Reminds me a bit of "Hell's Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson. Only not. At all.


    Have you listened to any of Gene Simmons’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to anything else by him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Sex, No Drugs, and Rock n' Roll"


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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