No Regrets

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Simon and Schuster, 1 nov. 2011 - 320 páginas
THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE. . . . In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the Village Voice: “GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.” Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock ’n’ roll history.

He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman”—and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty . . . and no regrets.

For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the band—he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons—because the other two didn’t “party every day.” Ace also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. Along the way, he shares wild stories about dancing at Studio 54 with “The Bionic Woman,” working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and bar-flying all night with John Belushi. In the end, he comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.

This is Ace Frehley.

No makeup.

No apologies.

No regrets.
 

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Reseña de usuario  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

As a life-long KISS fan, I wasn't expecting to learn a whole lot from Ace's book that I didn't already know. By and large, I was right, but most of the book was enjoyable nonetheless. Ace, as he ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - Chris177 - LibraryThing

An incredible rock and roll story, as told by Ace Frehley. The story of Kiss is one for the ages but it is almost always told from one particular view point; that of the remaining members and not the ... Leer reseña completa

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A Bronx Tale
1
Gangs of New York
9
Music in the Fifth Dimension
19
Movin on Up
31
Are You Experienced?
45
Flash and Ability
63
KISS Comes to Life
79
Heres Looking at You KISS
93
Alive
125
The KISS Hits the Fan
139
Going Solo
157
Smokey and the Bandit Revisited
223
Rocket Rides and Rehabs
237
Return of the Bad Boys
261
Into the Void
275
Epilogue
295

On the Road
107

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Sobre el autor (2011)

Ace Frehley is a founding member and former lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS, which has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is ranked among the top-selling rock bands of all time.

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Joe Layden has written more than thirty books for adults and children, including the critically acclaimed title, The Last Great Fight and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Rock Says. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife, Susan, and their two children.

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