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In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.

Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music.

With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed—including Stanley himself.

“People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley

Biographies & Memoirs
April 8

Customer Reviews

spmc2001 ,

4 sides to every story

Before reading this book I read a few other KISS books so reading Paul's take on the history does give you a perspective from his view. His upbringing and the relationship between the band members is interesting and explains many of the decisions made in regards to band members, fashion choices and direction. Good read have fun.

Tkab ,

Paul Stanley - Rock Icon

Having read almost every KISS book including the other three biographies, Paul's book is most in line with what us true hard KISS fans seen. Paul is and always has been the driving force behind KISS whether its song writing, vision or production. Paul kept this band going at a time most bands would have called it quits. I’m thankful for the original band and for every member who kept it going until this point. Thank you Paul for giving us die-hard fans a unbelievable ride over the past 40 years.

mrharm ,

Face the Music - required reading for Kiss fans

I'm not an avid reader but have read the books of all the original members of Kiss. If you want the true stories, unadulterated by self-love or half-baked memories, this is the book to read.
As a Kiss fan from the beginning, I assumed I knew it all... I was mistaken. This book is a real eye opener! Extremely revealing stories from Mr. Stanley's youth were just the tip of the iceberg that is his life! Personal stories, road-life stories, stories of all members of Kiss - it's all in there!
You'll find no apologies in this book and you shouldn't! Paul did everything he did to make it to the happiest of places! Read the book, you'll understand!

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