Posts Tagged “Memoir”

As they rock world waits on the probable announcement of a KISS / DEF LEPPARD summer tour, Paul Stanley is already doing press for his eagerly awaited autobiography, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed”. The memoir will be released on April 8 — two days before KISS is inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Although Stanley has been vocal about his issues with co-founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, he talks in the new book about the problems in keeping a partnership going with Gene Simmons over the decades, telling The Pulse Of Radio that it’s taken a lot of work to keep the pair moving forward and on the same page. “Oh, sure,” he said. “That over the years that’s been an ongoing theme in our relationship. But time is the ultimate judge, and the fact that we’ve been together, at this point for, 40 — my gosh — almost 44 years says volumes. There have been times where I’ve been very angry and resentful — and I’m not saying momentarily — I’m saying for long periods of time. But, in time, everything falls in place and you get a better perspective — hopefully. If you don’t expect from someone what’s not possible, then you won’t be disappointed.”

Stanley spoke frankly of a particularly icy moment in KISS history when, during the 1980s, Simmons seemed far more interested in an acting career than being the type of partner Stanley had come to rely on in KISS throughout the ’70s. “It’s much easier to do that when you know somebody else is gonna run with it. [Laughs] It’s much easier to abandon ship when you know that someone is going to bail water. That was more than annoying and hurtful. It was unjust, because to cap that off — he still wanted to be paid equally. Well, that’s insult to injury. Who gets paid for not doing their job? Doesn’t work like that.”

KISS will play a rare unplugged concert on April 3 at Highland, California’s San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. The gig is being dubbed “An Acoustic Evening And Stories With Kiss”, which recalls not only the band’s impromptu performances at past KISS conventions, but the original lineup’s legendary 1995 reunion as part of “MTV Unplugged”.

The acoustic show will be filmed by AMC as part of the upcoming reality show based around the AFL football team the L.A. Kiss, which is part owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

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AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler will guest on the September 10 episode of the three-time Emmy Award-winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show”.

“The Dr. Oz Show”, hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fifth season.

“The Dr. Oz Show”, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.

Speaking candidly about his past drug addictions with People.com, Tyler said in a 2012 interview, “I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost.” He added, “I kept my medicine cabinet on stage, in a 14-inch drum head, the bottom of which contained . . . one Dixie cup (paper cup) with a straw and blow (cocaine) in it and the other with Coca-Cola and Jack Daniels in it.”

In his memoir “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?”, Tyler goes into detail in the tome about the stage injury that led him back to drugs and eventually another stint in rehab in late 2009, during which AEROSMITH flirted with the idea of hiring a new vocalist.

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STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor‘s recently published book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”, chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents. Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that he decided to seek out answers after too many strange things happened to him and around him. “It’s amazing what people will come up with to rationalize something that can’t be rationalized,” he said. “Look, if something has a definite, real explanation, I’m the first to go, ‘Oh, OK, that makes sense.’ But some things cannot be explained, like a thermos being thrown behind me when I’m the only one awake in the house at seven in the morning. The list goes on and on for me, you know, so it’s like, it’s time for me to start kind of figuring things out for myself.”

Taylor said he sought out insight from so-called “ghost hunters,” skeptics and religious leaders while working on the book.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” landed at No. 23 earlier this month on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-fiction” best sellers list, three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins”.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio recently that his next book may be a collection of columns he’s written over the past 12 years for U.K. magazine Rock Sound, while his fourth book may be his first attempt at a novel.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.

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Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo.

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen was interviewed on New York Public Radio about his newly released book, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen”.

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Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! about ex-PANTERA bassist Rex Brown’s memoir, “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”, and Anselmo’s forthcoming autobiography, tentatively titled “Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life”.

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen was interviewed on the latest edition of the “Maximum Threshold” radio show about his newly released book, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen”.

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen recently spoke to Shawn of Rockstar Radio about Al’s newly released book, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen”.

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is selling signed copies of his newly pubpished memoir, “For Facts Sake”, via his official web site.

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen recently spoke to Clyde Lewis of the “Ground Zero” radio show about Al’s newly released book, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen”.

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