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KISS 1977–1980 LYNN GOLDSMITH INTERVIEWS WITH GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY

The comprehensive story, as well as an intimate look, at the legendary band KISS at their rock-god peak, as captured by celebrated rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith. KISS is an American arena-rock group that formed in the early 1970s in New York City and is most recognizable by their face paint and dramatic outfits. With makeup and costumes, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley created characters and origin stories similar to comic book characters: the Starchild, the Demon, the Space Ace, and the Catman. KISS rose to meteoric prominence with their extravagant live performances, featuring fire-breathing, blood spitting, guitars bursting into flames, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnic showpieces. Published in conjunction with the band, KISS is the definitive chronicle of one of the most popular and enduring rock bands at the height of their popularity, showcasing the band performing in arenas and behind the scenes offstage—in both unguarded candids and glamour portraits. The book contains a wealth of never-before-seen and previously unpublished photographs and new interviews with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, all bound into an artful, insider’s view of the band. Goldsmith’s photographs perfectly capture the bombast, sexiness, and spectacle of KISS, and KISS is the ultimate gift for fans. A longtime staple of the rock-music world, Lynn Goldsmith has photographed every important rock musician of the late twentieth century: the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, the Police, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and many others.

MUSIC 336 pages, 9 x 12” 200 color and b/w photographs HC: 978-0-8478-6012-8 $55.00 Can: $75.00 UK: £40.00 September 26, 2017 Rights: World RIZZOL I

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Including Rizzoli New York, Universe Publishing, Rizzoli Ex Libris, Skira Rizzoli, Welcome Books, Flammarion, Skira Editore, Smith Street Bo...

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