Makeup to Breakup: My Life in and Out of Kiss (Hardcover)

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    Peter Criss co-founded KISS in 1973 along with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley. He left the band in 1979, embarking on a solo career. In 1995, he reunited with KISS, resulting in a phenomenally successful world tour before he left the band again in 2004. Criss appeared in the HBO series Oz in 2002, and he continues to write and record music. His most recent solo album, 2007’sOne for All, reached #36 on the Billboard Top Independent Album list.Larry “Ratso” Sloman is best known as Howard Stern’s collaborator on what were then the two fastest selling books in publishing history,Private Parts and Miss America. Sloman’s recent collaborations includeMysterious Stranger, with magician David Blaine, and Scar Tissue, the memoir of Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis—both books wereNew York Times bestsellers.
    LEGENDARY founding KISS drummer Peter “Catman” Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock ’n’ roll success and excess.

    KISS formed in 1973 and broke new ground with their elaborate makeup, live theatrics, and powerful sound. The band emerged as one of the most iconic hard rock acts in music history. Peter Criss, the Catman, was the heartbeat of the group. From an elevated perch on his pyrotechnic drum riser, he had a unique vantage point on the greatest rock show of all time, with the KISS Army looking back at him night after night.

    Peter Criscuola had come a long way from the homemade drum set he pounded on nonstop as a kid growing up in Brooklyn in the fifties. He endured lean years, street violence, and the rollercoaster music scene of the sixties, but he always knew he’d make it.Makeup to Breakup is Peter Criss’s eye-opening journey from the pledge to his ma that he’d one day play Madison Square Garden to doing just that. He conquered the rock world—composing and singing his band’s all-time biggest hit, “Beth” (1976)—but he also faced the perils of stardom and his own mortality, including drug abuse, treatment in 1982, near-suicides, two broken marriages, and a hard-won battle with breast cancer.

    Criss opens up with a level of honesty and emotion previously unseen in any musician’s memoir.Makeup to Breakup is the definitive and heartfelt account of one of rock’s most iconic figures, and the importance of faith and family. Rock ’n’ roll has been chronicled many times, but never quite like this.

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    ISBN 9781451620825
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 365
    Publisher Date 2012-10-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Scribner
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 7.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle My Life in and Out of Kiss
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Criss, Peter
    Country of Origin United States

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