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"Nothin’ to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single “Rock and Roll All Nite,” a song that nearly four decades later remains one of the band’s most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than 200 new interviews,, the 544 page hardback book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book, includes original interviews with Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter, as well as producers, engineers, management, record company personnel, roadies, club owners, booking agents, concert promoters, costume, stage and art designers, rock photographers, publicists, and key music journalists. Many of KISS's musical contemporaries from the time, most of whom shared concert bills with the band on their early tours, also lend their perspective via new interviews including Bob Seger, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Slade, Blue Oyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Raspberries, James Gang, Montrose, Black Oak Arkansas, Ted Nugent, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, New York Dolls, Iggy & the Stooges, The Ramones, Suzi Quatro, Savoy Brown, Argent, Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Suzi Quatro, Leslie West, Status Quo, Jo Jo Gunne, The Rockets and Wishbone Ash among others. Profusely illustrated with over 150 photos, the end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever."
Från Ros Radley (via KISSFAQ) som hjälpt Ken Sharp med research:
"Just a few words to address concerns about this book. For the last two years I've been helping Ken research and edit photos for this book and I have some helpful information about just what this book is about.
1. This book has 200+ NEW interviews. Notice the word "NEW" meaning this is not just a rehash of Behing the Mask. Obviously, a small portion of the interviews in Behind the Mask are still useful to tell the story of this early period in KISS's history but the majority of Nothin' To Lose is NEW, never before published interviews. Those interviewed were producers, engineers, management, record company personnel, roadies, club owners, booking agents, concert promoters, costume, stage and art designers, rock photographers, publicists, and key music journalists. All of these people provide first hand accounts of their experiences with KISS during the band formative years. As for bands represented in book, all are in there for a reason, they either toured with KISS during '74-75 or saw them live in club days.
2. This is not a "dirt" book and definitely not a "bash fest" on Ace and Peter.
3. It will have 150+ photos, most have never been seen or published before. Behing the Mask only had about 50. Most people on this website know me as a "photo guy" so believe me when I say you will love the photos in this book.
4. It's 544 pages for only $17 (on Amazon). There's no reason anyone should complain about the price.
5. Please remember, Ken Sharp has a proven track record when it comes to KISS. From the Goldmine magazine interviews to Behind the Mask to The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon, Ken has delivered great material on KISS time and time again. There's no question he is a passionate, dedicated and thoughtful KISS fan and you can trust Nothin' To Lose will prove it again.
Paul's hair was not photo shopped (Book cover). However, Peter was photo shopped in from a different photo from the same session. In the original shot, Gene, Ace and Paul all looked perferct but you couldn't see Peter behind them. I took the solo shot of Peter with his arms up and put it in there.
Despite anyone's opinion about Peter's book or Peter in general, I believe he deserves to be seen and prominently represented. There is no disputing the fact that Peter was on fire behind those drums during the years covered in NTL. If you need proof just watch the Winterland show from January 31, 1975.
There are new interviews with Gene and Paul but, for obvious reasons, Ace and Peter were not willing to do interviews for this book. Just know, it wasn't for lack of trying.
95% of the Slade interviews in NTL are new and they actually get more coverage than any other band.