"Nothin' to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975)" will be released on August 14, 2012.
Written by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ken Sharp, "Nothin' to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975)" is a 448-page hardback book that chronicles for the first time the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album "Alive!" and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite", a song that nearly four decades later remains one of the band's most enduring anthems.
Drawing on more than 200 interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of super-stardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter, as well as producers, engineers, management, Casablanca Records staff, roadies, costume and stage designers, music writers, and musical contemporaries from the time, including original managers Bill Aucoin and Joyce Bogart, Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, rock photographers Fin Costello, Norman Seeff, Bob Gruen and Joel Brodsky, promoter Ron Delsener, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Dick Clark, Alice Cooper, Iggy & the Stooges, Todd Rundgren and Marshall Crenshaw, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Styx, Nazareth, Slade, Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep, Argent, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Mott the Hoople, the New York Dolls, James Gang, Wishbone Ash, Status Quo, Savoy Brown, Manfred Mann's Earth band, Black Oak Arkansas, Todd Rundgren, the Guess Who, Jo Jo Gunne, Montrose, the Ramones, Suzi Quatro, The Rockets among others.
The end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever. Profusely illustrated with scores of rare photographs and vintage ephemera.
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