In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band.
Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and '60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity.
Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: Music. Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage.
Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed - including Stanley himself. "People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this audiobook, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it." (Paul Stanley)
©2014 Paul Stanley (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Great read.The history was primary and credible. Stanley was too humble and he is wrong that Kiss can go on without his unique vocals and songwriting. Once he is gone, Kiss will end.
An honest an revealing story. Thank you Paul. I have been a fan ever since I took my own money and paid for my very first album, Destroyer, and am still a huge fan after hearing this audio book.
Book was incredible. Read perfectly and kept my interest throughout. Recommended reading for all Kiss fans.
Born in the 70's, I'm a lifelong KISS fan. I picked this book, expecting to here some stories of life on the road back in the day, reinforcing the godlike persona of the band that I had grown up with, and perhaps gain some new perspective on the history of the band, etc. What I was NOT expecting was a truly HUMBLE and INSPIRING story of a man's hard-earned EXTRAORDINARY life, full of GENUINE insight on what truly is important in life. A real treasure of a book!!!
I read Peter criss' book prior to seeing them in concert. He was always my favorite. I wish I had read Paul's. I got to get a photo with the band. I wish I could e told Paul how much I enjoyed this story. My eyes were filling up with tears through the last 30 minutes.
I definitely recommend. Not only because it is filled with great Kiss stories, but Paul is a very intellectual person. His perspective is unique on many things, and also very insightful.
Yes, because the author is the narrator and it is an autobiography
Credibility and Passion for the Story
No, too long to listen to in a day.
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