No Regrets A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir (Paperback)
|Author: Ace/ Layden Frehley|
|From a founding member and former lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS comes a funny, truthful, candid memoir about a hard-drinking, drug-addicted, music-loving guitar player who lived a life as a rock star and survived to tell the tale.|
From the Publisher:
A funny, candid, New York Times bestselling memoir from the former lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS, Ace Frehley.
It all started in January of 1973, when Frehley, a 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.?
?I figured I had both,? Frehley writes, ?so I answered the ad.?
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; the rabid KISS Army numbered in the six figures; and Frehley?aka ?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.
In No Regrets, Frehley opens up about his unbelievable exploits as one of the founding members of KISS: the make-up, the money, the women, the partying, and the brushes with death (including the two times Gene Simmons saved him from drowning). He recounts his battles with drug addiction, sets the record straight about his falling-out with Simmons and Paul Stanley, and describes his evolution as a musician?all with his characteristic humor and honesty. No Regrets is a must-have for any KISS fan.