Nu kan ytterligare en bok om bandet läggas till på listan över kommande böcker. Sedan tidigare står det klart att Carl Linnaeus ger ut "KISS - den omsminkade sanningen", Johan Falk (med små bidrag från undertecknad) ger ut "KISS i Sverige 1976-2013", RGE ger ut "KISS: Hotter than hell" och från Holland ska det även komma en bok om KISS samtliga singlar.
Från USA kommer förhoppningsvis i år eller nästa år, en mastodontbok, "Magic – The KISS Kronicles 1973 to 1983" från Ros Radley. Jag fick kontakt med honom via KISSFAQ.com och drog iväg några frågor. Så här svarade han.
First off, who is Ros?
I’m Ros Radley, a 45 year old KISS fan since 1976. I collect KISS photos and any other printed material from 1973 to 1983. I am still a fan of the non makeup period and the reunion period/Psycho Circus period. However, I only collect material from the original makeup era, 1973 to 1983.
What made you write this book of yours?
I feel the first ten years were the most exciting and deserved a very detailed study of day to day activity. The excellent book “KISS Alive Forever” inspired me to research further to collect every bit of information from 1973 to 1983.
How long have you been working on it?
I’ve studied KISS since I became a fan in 1976 but the real organization of details began about ten years ago in 2003.
Where did the title come from?
In my opinion, Magic is the best word to describe KISS during their first ten years. The image, the mystery, the concept, the personalities, the energy and, of course, the music is magical. I’ve had the title for about five years.
Page wise, this sounds like it´s gonna be a big one. Details?
Nothing has been confirmed yet but I’m hoping to have about 700 pages in 9x12 format.
Is there gonna be a part 2?
I can imagine there being a revised edition in the future. Details from this period are subject to change as new information is discovered.
Will there be any cool photos in it?
There will definitely be many rare and unpublished KISS photos in my book. I do not want to use even a single photo that has already been printed.
How have you gone about doing research for the book?
I have collected, studied and organized every possible detail about KISS that has printed. I have also contacted many photographers and other KISS collectors in search of specific details. I am still in the process of researching and interviewing people for the book.
Will it contain never before known facts of the band and its members?
As I understand it, you´ve been involved in the "Nothin to lose" book as well. Give us the details of your part in it!
For the last two years I have been helping Ken Sharp with photo research and photo editing for his book. I was able to help him correctly identify the date/location/photographer for almost every photo in his book. In addition, if a photo needed cleaning up due to damage or just aging I was able to use photo editing software to make the images look the best possible. For example, the cover photo was edited by me so that Peter would be seen and be fairly represented.
What will make this book different from all the other KISS books out there?
"Magic – The KISS Kronicles 1973 to 1983" will be the first book ever to take a day by day look at the first ten years of KISS’s career. Every piece of information about KISS’s daily activities between 1973 and 1983 will be presented in chronological order. Details about concerts, recording sessions, photo sessions, rehearsals, TV appearances, videos, interviews, band/management meetings and personal activities will, for the first time, be gathered in one ultimate, revealing and complete book. The book will also be the first to thoroughly study the evolution of the KISS image including the makeup, costumes, jewelry, hair styles, musical equipment and stage design.