‘Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of Kiss (1972-1975)’ Book Due In August

According to Amazon, Los Angeles-based writer Ken Sharp — the author of KISS‘ official authorized biography, Kiss: Behind The Mask” (2003) and “Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy” (2010) — has teamed up with KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for the new hardcover book called “Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of Kiss (1972-1975)”. The 448-page book is due on August 14 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

A description reads as follows: “‘Nothin’ To Lose’ 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 superstardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter, as well as producers, engineers, management, roadies, costume and stage designers, fans, and musical contemporaries from the time, including: original manager Bill Aucoin, Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, rock photographer Bob Gruen, promoter Ron Delsner, Ted Nugent, Dick Clark, Alice Cooper, Marshall Crenshaw, and Bob Seger, as well as members of AEROSMITH, BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, STYX, NAZARETH, SLADE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, URIAH HEEP, MOTT THE HOOPLE, NEW YORK DOLLS, RAMONES, and THE QUATTROS, among others. The end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever.”