Live Photos and Gig Review Credit: © Robert Cavuoto
On April 7th, Paul Stanley of Kiss released his first autobiography entitled: Face the Music, A Life Exposed.
At one of his recent book signings in Ridgewood, NJ on April 10th, fans waited up to 5 hours to meet the Starchild. As the anticipation rose the line grew, wrapping around the block totaling over 300 hard core Kiss fans. The moment arrived as Paul appeared at 6:00pm to sign. A few rules of the signing, no personalization, no memorabilia but photos were allowed. Paul was gracious enough to take a photo with everyone fan who purchased a book.
Paul was in good spirits and was signing like a machine signing dozens at a clip in mere seconds. The hours of waiting had paid off and before you could say….”Paul You Rule!” your books were signed and you were standing outside in the cool night air asking yourself…did I just meet Paul? Your look down at your signed book and check your camera and the truth is confirmed.
All in all it was a fun night hanging out on line with Kiss fans and friend talking about the golden days of metal and waiting to meet one of the most inspiring guitarists and songwriters of the day!
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.
With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, 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 book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley