As they rock world waits on the probable announcement of a KISS
/ DEF LEPPARD
summer tour, Paul Stanley
is already doing press for his eagerly awaited autobiography, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed"
. The memoir will be released on April 8 — two days before KISS
is inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
has been vocal about his issues with co-founding members Ace Frehley
and Peter Criss
, he talks in the new book about the problems in keeping a partnership going with Gene Simmons
over the decades, telling The Pulse Of Radio
that it's taken a lot of work to keep the pair moving forward and on the same page. "Oh, sure," he said. "That over the years that's been an ongoing theme in our relationship. But time is the ultimate judge, and the fact that we've been together, at this point for, 40 — my gosh — almost 44 years says volumes. There have been times where I've been very angry and resentful — and I'm not saying momentarily — I'm saying for long periods of time. But, in time, everything falls in place and you get a better perspective — hopefully. If you don't expect from someone what's not possible, then you won't be disappointed.”
spoke frankly of a particularly icy moment in KISS
history when, during the 1980s, Simmons
seemed far more interested in an acting career than being the type of partner Stanley
had come to rely on in KISS
throughout the '70s. "It's much easier to do that when you know somebody else is gonna run with it. [Laughs
] It's much easier to abandon ship when you know that someone is going to bail water. That was more than annoying and hurtful. It was unjust, because to cap that off — he still wanted to be paid equally. Well, that's insult to injury. Who gets paid for not doing their job? Doesn't work like that."
will play a rare unplugged concert on April 3 at Highland, California's San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. The gig is being dubbed "An Acoustic Evening And Stories With Kiss"
, which recalls not only the band's impromptu performances at past KISS
conventions, but the original lineup's legendary 1995 reunion as part of "MTV Unplugged"
The acoustic show will be filmed by AMC
as part of the upcoming reality show based around the AFL
football team the L.A. Kiss
, which is part owned by Gene Simmons
and Paul Stanley
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