I’ve finished reading Paul Stanley’s book, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” and wow. I think it’s definitely the best rock memoir I’ve read. I’ve read a lot of memoirs by other rock stars over the years but Paul Stanley’s book is the best of them all, in my opinion. I used to think of Kiss as a bunch of egomaniacs and arrogant guys but now I have huge respect for them. Gene Simmons maybe a bit egomaniacal and arrogant yes but Paul Stanley, no. To me, Paul seems very real, intelligent and down to earth.
I was glad to read Paul’s take on the whole Kiss feud with the original members. Paul told some pretty interesting and funny stories in this book. It’s a long read but a good book. A must read for any Kiss fan or if you’re a newbie, read it anyway.
This was a pretty ballsy book of him to write too. In the past, I wasn’t that much of a fan of Kiss but now I’m pretty much a die-hard. I heard all of their albums on Apple Music and now trying to read all their books to get their side of the story on their feuds.
I like to read a lot of rock memoirs ’cause I like learning about the rock n’ roll lifestyle… see what it’s like to live that kind of life. Would I ever become a rock star? Not sure. It’s kind of late for me to get there now ’cause I’m heading in my 40’s but I just do music for fun. I don’t care whether I get signed or become big or not. The rock n’ roll lifestyle is interesting to learn about, anyways.