Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley‘s book, “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, landed at position No. 10 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book, which is described as a look back at Ace‘s “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll,” arrived on November 1 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster.
“No Regrets”, which was published under Gallery‘s VH1 Books imprint, was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas‘ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.
Layden recently worked on MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine‘s autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”.
An excerpt from the first chapter of “No Regrets” can be found at the SimonAndSchuster.com web site.
Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of Gallery Books, described “No Regrets” as “the next must-read rock-and-roll memoir.”
Commented Frehley: “I think Sinatra said it best… ‘Regrets I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.'”
One of the most popular rock guitarists of the 1970s, Frehley became an inspiration to a generation of guitarists with his lead-guitar prowess and atmospheric Les Paul sound.
Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley‘s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll’s most successful acts of all time.
A three-minute video clip of Frehley talking to Fox 411 about “No Regrets” can be seen below.