Bob McAdams and Gordon G.G. Gebett have been asked that question more times than they can remember, each having the dubious distinction of being members of the Kiss inner circle. People never seem to get enough of all their outrageous stories and finally - after re-telling these episodes about Ace Frehley and KISS for the umpteen thousandth time - Bob and Gordon finally decided to pen their stories, hence "Kiss & Tell".
This book exposes the hidden reality of some of Rock and Roll's most excessive characters: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
The photos alone are worth the price of admission! Together, they have written the most fascinating expose' in recent memory, full of candid details surrounding the lives of rock and roll's most secretive band Kiss's superstar status was, perhaps, the least interesting aspect of their twisted persona. Yes, it's about the power, fame, money, sex and madness associated with rock and roll and the lives of those who came in contact with these living legends (and everything you'd expect from the world's greatest rock band on the planet). Better still, there is a comic insanity in these episodes that go beyond cartoon characters or the fictional members of Spinal Tap.
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It's been quite some time since KISS & Tell has been published and over time, I (as with a lot of KISS fans) admit that the book has substantiated itself as truth. When it first came out I, along with the masses, thought the book was full of lies, stretches of truth, etc... Now that I've read Gene Simmons book and have questioned a lot of people close to Ace, KISS & Tell can be reluctantly anointed as CLASSIC TRUTH of our favorite rock god. Warts and all I still love Ace. I've re-read KISS & Tell MORE and I now love seeing the business documents, the photos and the third party stories (Joe Renda's stories with Ace are CLASSIC! The boating story, the boxing match, Peter Criss with the guns, etc...). I'm actually looking forward to reading Gebert's third tome, Rock & Roll War Stories. I will read with a much more open mind to 'his' truth and most likely enjoy the comedy much more this time around. I have to admit, he does write funny stuff and he has grown on me as a likeable guy after listening to several of his radio interviews and meeting him at a KISS Expo.