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Kiss Book To Chart Early Rise

Band members to release new book next summer about the band\'s breakthrough years

According to The Hollywood Reporter Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are collaborating with rock journalist Ken Sharp on Nothin' To Lose, an oral history of the band's early years, from its founding in 1973 to the 1975 release of its breakout concert album Alive!

The book will include interviews with bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, other rock stars of the era, and the behind-the-scenes players. The book will feature never-before-published photographs. IT Books, an imprint of Harper Collins is scheduled to publish the book in Summer 2012.

IT Books Editor Denise Oswald exlusively talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the project. "KISS is one of the most beloved and influential hard rock bands of the last forty years. What is particularly fascinating about this project is about how the band got off the ground, how they came up with the concept of who they were that so defined them and captured the love and imagination of all of their fans." Oswald says the book is about more than just the band. "Its also an amazing depiction of New York in the early seventies - its Manhattan, its Queens, you have members of the Ramones, members of Blue Oyster Cult, touring with and playing with Kiss. You really get this incredible portrait of a time."

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