Paul Stanley Autobiogrpahy Coming In April 2014

Paul Stanley Autobiogrpahy Coming In April 2014

December 18, 2013

KISS fans have been given double the reason to look forward to 2014 — frontman Paul Stanley is set to release his memoir days after the rockers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The “Heaven’s on Fire” hitmakers were announced as part of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 early on Tuesday (December 17th), and hours later, publishers at HarperOne revealed Stanley had signed a deal to bare his life in an autobiography. ‘Face The Music: A Life Exposed’ will feature rare photographs of the singer and detail his hard-partying lifestyle as one of the co-founders of the heavy rock band.

The 432 page tome will hit U.S. retailers on April 22nd, 2014, not long after KISS join Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and other honourees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on April 10th, 2014. The book won’t be Stanley’s first — he teamed up with bandmate Gene Simmons to tell the story of the group’s formation in 1973 for the 2012 release, Nothin’ To Lose.

After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over KISS’ exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is “terrific” and indicates “a changing of the guard and a different point of view” in the institution.

“The same criteria that kept us out has now gotten us in, and that’s terrific,” Stanley says. “It’s great to know that we didn’t change or apologize for who we are, and we’re being inducted for what made us what we are. For whatever got us bent out of shape before, it’s clearly not the case now. Certainly from the fact that fans get to vote to the fact that some of the past inductees are vehement and rabid KISS fans, things have worked out just fine. My issues over the years didn’t change; what changed was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So it’s a victory for everybody. It’s very, very gratifying, and I don’t take it lightly. There are a lot of people today who are very happy that KISS will be inducted, and I’m certainly one of them.”

Stanley says it’s “way too early” to know how KISS will handle the induction ceremony on April 10th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but he promises that “it will be unapologetically and proudly KISS.”

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