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Nothin' to Lose

Nothin’ to Lose brought back great memories of our days touring with KISS in the ‘70s. The book is an incredible ride through KISS’s early days and a must read for any KISS fan!” — Don Powell, Slade
“Like taking a time machine back to the ‘70s, Nothin’ to Lose is a wild and no holds barred look at the rise of KISS.” — Eric Carmen, Raspberries
“In Nothin’ to Lose you witness first-hand the extraordinary transformation of four struggling musicians from New York City overcoming almost insurmountable odds to become worldwide superstars. This is the definitive account of KISS’s early years.” — Kevin Cann, author of David Bowie: Any Day Now
“The KISS boys will go down in history for their indefatigable work ethic, spirit, and insatiable appetite for all things honest-to-God outrageous rock ‘n’ roll. KISS is the real deal and this book is the real story of the American rock ‘n’ roll dream.” — Ted Nugent
Nothin’ to Lose is an electrifying look at a band that changed the course of rock and roll history by sticking to their guns and blazing their own trail of heavy metal thunder. I couldn’t put it down. Two thumbs up!” — Joe Perry, Aerosmith
“Rises above the standard cookie-cutter anecdotes… [for] a unique look at the origins of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Anyone who wants to know what it was like to make it in rock ‘n’ roll in the seventies will need to pick this up.” — Dale Sherman, author of Black Diamond: The Unauthorized Biography of KISS
“Told with complete accuracy and attention to detail… Mandatory reading for every new artist. This is a masterpiece!” — Kenny Kerner, Co-producer of KISS and Hotter Than Hell
“A joyous and mesmerizing exploration of the early history of the ‘Hottest Band in the World’… This book is addictive. You won’t be able to put it down!” — Julian Gill, author of the Kiss Album Focus series
“From KISS’s earliest days playing crummy bars in front of 50 people to headlining arenas, Nothin’ to Lose is a gripping look at the underbelly of rock ‘n’ roll. And as one of the members of KISS’s original road crew, I should know, I was there.” — Peter “Moose” Oreckinto, KISS roadie (1973–1976)
“The ultimate KISS book. . . Nothin’ to Lose gives the insider’s perspective any KISS fan must have — Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
“Even casual fans will be enthralled.” — Robert Rodriguez, author of Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock 'N' Roll
“Revel in the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd as they share it all, blow-by-blow, first hand.” — Paul Myers, author of A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio
“A fascinating read about one of rock’s most outrageous bands.” — Simon Kirke, Bad Company/Free
“I found the story of KISS’s fanatical determination, shockingly rare matter-of-fact common sense, raw luck, exquisite timing-not to mention the sheer brinksmanship of the whole lunatic enterprise-exhilarating and inspiring.” — Binky Philips, My Life in the Ghost of Planets: The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was
“A vivid oral history of the early days of one of rock’s most outrageous and enduring bands, Nothin’ to Lose makes every reader an eyewitness to the dawn of Kiss. Here’s a book that screams out: C’mon and read me.” — David Browne, author of Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth
“An incredibly vivid and gripping oral history that illustrates how Kiss went through a slow and steady transformation from a loft party band to the hottest concert attraction capable of blowing anybody and everybody off the stage.” — Daniel Siwek, House of Blues
“If you thought you knew everything there was to know about KISS . . . well, you’d be wrong… Buy this book or just KISS off!” — Alice Cooper
“A fascinating chronicle of the construction of a multimedia phenomenon.” — Publishers Weekly
A rollicking oral history. — Kirkus Reviews
Does the world really need another KISS book? Perhaps not, but the world really needs Sharp’s … KISS book… Full of extraordinary primary-source material that will keep KISS fans up at night, Sharp’s excellent work should serve as a blueprint for future rock oral histories.” — Library Journal (starred review)
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Publikasi asli
2013
Tahun publikasi
2013
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    The primal energy of their studio records notwithstanding, KISS is meant to be experienced in a concert setting. A KISS show offers pure escapism: a chance to forget your problems or your dead-end job and be swept into a fantasy world of loud guitars and mind-blowing theatrics. The band’s juggernaut of sound and spectacle remains an immersive experience for both KISS and its audience.
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    At one point during a break between sets I was at the bar talking to Gene and out of the blue he lifts up his massive black platform boot so his leg is parallel to the floor. He’s pointing to a monogrammed gold dollar sign on the top and says, “You see this?” and he points to the gold dollar sign. I replied, “Yeah.” He said, “They call me ‘money bags.’
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    It didn’t need to be sharp and clean and photographically perfect because it put across the atmosphere of what the band were about.

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