In the 1970s, Kiss was on top of the world, breaking attendance records at stadiums, selling millions of records, and recruiting thousands of people into the Kiss army. Almost 30 years and 80 million records later, they still have an immense following and have earned an enduring place in rock'n'roll history. Now, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have written the band's first official book, giving fans an unprecedented insider's look at their lives - onstage and off. Long-time band photographer Waring Abbott reveals an amazingly intimate array of photos, while Gene and Paul provide a running commentary on what the band was thinking and doing throughout this wild time. Kiss fans have never had such an up-close and personal look at their favourite band, and all rock'n'roll fans will be thrilled to see such an exciting band and pivotal period in rock history captured in so visually stunning a way. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley co-founded Kiss in 1973. They live in Los Angeles. Waring Abbott is one of the music industry's premier photographers.
He worked closely with Kiss for eight years and has photographed many other high profile musicians, including Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. He and his wife live in New York.