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Paul Stanley Book: KISS Co-Founder Faces The Music And Exposes His Life

Posted by on Apr.08, 2014, under News No Comments


Paul Stanley, founding member of Kiss and (finally) a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, releases his memoir Face The Music: A Life Exposed today.  It’s dishy enough for looky-loos. yet fans will enjoy Stanley’s honesty and surprising thoughts on some long held beliefs.  Although, don’t look for this to be the book that settles all-things-KISS.  As Stanley told The New York Daily News,  “I wrote the book about me, my life and my observations. I didn’t write the book to have the last word on KISS.”   Read an excerpt here.

New And Future Releases From Questlove, Ray Davies, Metallica, And More

Posted by on Jun.19, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this super sized edition of the news, we look at new and recent releases from Questlove, Nathan Rabin, Darlene Love and Iron Maiden. Then we look at ten of the over 150 books coming out between now and New Year’s.

News Round Up: Rod Stewart And Peter Criss Books Out Tomorrow. Johnny Depp Gets Into The Book Business.

Posted by on Oct.22, 2012, under News No Comments

-Rod Stewart’s memoir Rod: The Autobiography is out tomorrow. Read an excerpt here. And yes, he talks about THAT rumor.

-Mark McGrath recently tweeted he had to pick between the new Pete Townshend and John Taylor books to read on the plane. Here’s the winner.

-Harper Collins and Johnny Depp are teaming up to create an new imprint called Infinitum Nihil.  Their first book will be about Bob Dylan.

-Somebody made off with a bunch of autographed Pete Townshend books after his signing in New Jersey.

-The Daily Beast has boiled down the eight best bits of the John Taylor book.

-There are two different excerpts from the Peter Criss book Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss here and here. The book is out tomorrow. Here are the book tour dates.

Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Secrets Revealed In “Tales From The Stage”

Posted by on Sep.25, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Michael Toney’s Tales From The Stage is a collection of fifteen interviews with famous heavy metal and hard rock guitar players in what he plans to be a series of books.  The interviews goes into new and unusual territory and yield surprising answers.  Its a fun and informative read with some jaw-dropping honesty from quite a few subjects.

In this interview we talk about Toney’s choice of money and politics questions, why there aren’t any bass players in the first edition and why Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. should write a book.

Part of the proceeds of the book benefit the Ride For Dime organization.  Read excerpts, find bonus material and buy the book here. Find Michael on Facebook.

Rocker Michael Bolton Gets In The Memoir Mix

Posted by on Aug.30, 2012, under News No Comments

For those that don’t know, Michael Bolton started as a rocker, playing in a band called “Blackjack” with Bruce Kulick from KISS.

In his new book The Soul Of It All (no cover photo available yet) out November 13th, Bolton will recount his rock years, babysitting Paula Abdul and so much more.

Guitar Heroes Aplenty In New Book “Power Chord”

Posted by on Aug.13, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

As the subtitle of Power Chord foreshadows, this book is about Thomas Scott McKenzie’s “ear-splitting quest to find his guitar heroes.” It’s a story told by a lifelong fan who never stopped appreciating the musical gifts he’d received from people like Rudy Sarzo, Warren DeMartini and Steve Vai. These are the guys McKenzie idolized, tried to emulate and whose posters hung on his wall when he was young and whose influence have lasted a lifetime.

The actual sit-downs with his subjects run the gamut from touching, to eerie, to a little wacky. There’s even a stop at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and a dream-come-true performance at The Whisky .

In this interview we talk about the power of Ace Frehley to ward off evil spirits, doing yoga with Steve Vai and what were the ultimate lessons learned from his quest.

Buy Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes. Join the Power Chord Facebook group.  Read more from Scott here.

KISS “Monster” Book (Or Monster Ripoff?) (Video)

Posted by on Aug.08, 2012, under News No Comments


The marketing machine of KISS never sleeps.  The band has more licensing agreements than Hello Kitty, and whether you fall into the “these guys are shameless” or the “these guys are genius” camp, nobody else has their own casket.  Now, KISS wants to offer you their ridiculously expensive Monster book for the low price of $4250. (But, these guys are menches, so shipping is free!)

Only a thousand are being produced, but will they sell? Or will it be available in eight months for $15.99 on the Barnes and Noble clearance shelf? Preview some of the pages and buy the book here.


Ace Frehley Among Guitar Heroes In Power Chord Book

Posted by on Aug.02, 2012, under News No Comments


Ace Frehley, Rudy Sarzo and Phil Collen of Def Leppard are just a few of the guitar heroes sought by Thomas Scott McKenzie in his new book Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest To Find His Guitar Heroes. McKenzie chronicles his epic quest to track down and meet with these guitar legends and in the process, use their wisdom to reconcile the reality of where his life is (software project manager) vs. the never realized dream of living like a rock god.

Read an excerpt. Join the conversation on FacebookBuy Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes

The Doors, Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley Book Releases Today!

Posted by on Nov.01, 2011, under News No Comments

November 1st brings us an embarrassment of rock book riches…



First, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years by Greil Marcus. Marcus presents his case and winning argument that forty years after “L.A. Woman” , The Doors are as relevant and intriguing as they ever were. Look for our interview with Marcus coming soon. Buy The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years.







When we interviewed Martin Popoff, rock expert and author of Black Sabbath FAQ this summer, he couldn’t wait to read Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath by Tony Iommi. Many people consider Tony to be a bit reserved when it comes to talking about Sabbath, so this opportunity to hear their story from the father of heavy metal is the ultimate gift from Iommi.

Check out this Rolling Stone interview with Iommi. Get Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath.





When it was announced that Ace Frehley was writing a book, the rumors started flying about its contents and release date. Everyone thought this book would come out in 2013.  But, magically, Frehley’s book, No Regrets is out today.  See what “The Spaceman” has to say about his tumultuous years with KISS, Gene Simmons, and life behind the makeup. Read an excerpt from the book. Buy No Regrets.