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No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

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ISBN13: 9781451613940
ISBN10: 1451613946
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From the former lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS—a funny, truthful, candid memoir about a hard-drinking, drug-addicted, music-loving guitar player who lived life as a rock star and survived to tell the tale.

In its nearly four-decade existence, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, ranking among the top-selling rock-and-roll bands of all time. The KISS Army remains vast and devoted, buying merchandise and concert tickets at sellout shows that continue around the globe. Now, Ace Frehley, long regarded as the most approachable and likeable member of the band, opens up about his unbelievable exploits as one of the founding members of KISS.

It all started in January of 1973, when this self-taught musician and Bronx native spotted an advertisement in the Village Voice  posted by Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Gene Simmons: “Guitarist wanted with flash and balls.” Frehley, figuring he had both, answered the ad, and the rest was history.

Within a few years, KISS was playing spectacular live shows to sold-out stadiums all over the world, decked out in their iconic costumes and makeup. The band was raking in millions of dollars on tours, albums, and merchandise, and the rabid KISS Army numbered in the six figures. Frehley, known as “The Spaceman,” had transformed from a scrappy, music-obsessed kid to one of the most famous and revered guitarists of his era, hailed by critics and adored by fans. No Regrets goes behind the make-up, the money, the women, and the partying. Frehley recounts his battles with drug addiction and his brushes with death, sets the record straight about his complicated relationships with Simmons and Paul Stanley, and describes his evolution as a musician—all with his characteristic humor and honesty. Without a doubt, No Regrets is a must-have for every KISS fan.

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THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE. . . . In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the andlt;Iandgt;Village Voiceandlt;/Iandgt;: and#8220;GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.and#8221; Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll history.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 and#8220;The Spacemanand#8221;and#8212;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the bandand#8217;s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the bandand#8212;he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmonsand#8212;because the other two didnand#8217;t and#8220;party every day.and#8221; 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 and#8220;The Bionic Woman,and#8221; 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-destructionand#8212;ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is Ace Frehley.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No makeup.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No apologies.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No regrets.

About the Author

Joe Layden has authored or coauthored more than thirty books, including multipleandlt;iandgt; New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellers. Layden has most recently worked with Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta on andlt;iandgt;Living with Honorandlt;/iandgt;, Dave Mustaine on andlt;iandgt;Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoirandlt;/iandgt;, and Ace Frehley on andlt;iandgt;No Regretsandlt;/iandgt;, all of which were andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellers.

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Jerry Gould, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Jerry Gould)
Great insight into Ace's life and musical career. Any fan of his or KISS should read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451613940
Author:
Frehley, Ace
Publisher:
VH1 Books
Author:
Layden, Joe
Author:
Ostrosky, John
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 16-page
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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"Synopsis" by , THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE. . . . In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the andlt;Iandgt;Village Voiceandlt;/Iandgt;: and#8220;GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.and#8221; Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll history.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 and#8220;The Spacemanand#8221;and#8212;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the bandand#8217;s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the bandand#8212;he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmonsand#8212;because the other two didnand#8217;t and#8220;party every day.and#8221; 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 and#8220;The Bionic Woman,and#8221; 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-destructionand#8212;ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is Ace Frehley.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No makeup.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No apologies.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No regrets.
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