The New York Times bestselling author and front man and rhythm guitarist of KISS grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice from a music legend.
In this follow-up to his popular bestseller Face the Music, the Starchild takes us behind the scenes, revealing what he’s learned from a lifetime as the driving force of KISS, and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his music career but to every area of his life—from business to parenting to health and happiness.
Backstage Pass takes you beyond the makeup as Paul shares fascinating details about his life—his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he maintains his inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years of mega success including selling out tours, 100 million albums sold and an art career that has amassed over 10 million dollars in sales.
Divulging more true stories of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s relationships, hardships, and pivotal moments, it also contains intimate four-color, never-before-seen photos from Paul’s personal collection, and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ‘n’ roll icons in history.
This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to take control and move ahead in everyday life. Paul shows you how you can rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day—without missing a beat.
In this entertaining memoir cum lifestyle guide, Kiss singer Stanley (Face the Music) presents himself as a changed man: "I've achieved not only traditional success but also the peace of mind that allows me to see things in a different light." Having dealt with his past hardships, and with Kiss now reestablished as a successful touring band, Stanley felt obligated to give his fans a "backstage pass" in the form of this work, a distillation of his thoughts on and approaches to success ("Be tough on yourself, but always be your own biggest fan"; "kick the bucket list") to help readers establish "an effective outlook that will influence every aspect of your life." Covering his experiences in business, health, and parenting, Stanley is relentlessly optimistic: "Have a passionate plan to get from point A to point B" and "We can't know what's behind a door if we don't open it." Stanley shares some stories about Kiss, but they are geared to illuminate his message of positive thinking, such as the reason why Peter Criss, the original Kiss drummer, undermined a reunion tour: "his failure to commit to being the best he could be, his lack of wanting to do the work." Stanley proves to be an insightful writer, and his advice just might reach beyond the Kiss fan base.
Paul Stanley has an ego that is out of control but he has peppered that with a lot of insight and (gulp) humility. He really has learned how to cross over into self-help territory but surprisingly he does it well. He doesn’t preach or teach but just tell us how he did it and give us inspiration through his sort of triumph and a little bit if tragedy. All in all a great red and a great lesson in self-help motivation .