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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2002

    More Like KISS and Sell

    For some reason, Gene Simmons can¿t help himself from separating his fans from their hard earned money. It¿s a hobby of his really, look no further than Reunion and Farewell tours for evidence, or the sheer embarrassment of buying Kiss and Make-Up? Well enough is enough. This is the last time I¿ll pay bucks to hear stories that any magazine interview could have handled. Peter and Ace are constant targets and his problems with them are tiresome. Perhaps the reason is they are far superior to Gene as musicians. Gene seems more talented at self-promotion than songwriting. How else can fans explain Kiss Kondoms and Kaskets? Anyway you look at this, Kiss is now a commercial entity so far removed from music they recently had a roadie dress up as Ace for an appearance on television. Gene¿s partner in crime is Paul Stanley. How Paul lives with himself is probably the subject of his book, he¿s so far up Gene¿s canal, he needs night vision goggles. Paul, where¿s your self respect? Apparently, Paul is okay with ¿ghost drummers¿ on albums and crediting Peter Criss to save face. Oh, didn¿t you know Peter only played on one Psycho Circus track? Conscience is not a problem for guys who abandoned Eric Carr before he died to rid themselves of medical bills. Let¿s hone up shall we, Gene and Paul are walking ATM machines thanks to a legion of sucker fans that buy up any marginalized product that carries the Kiss logo. Send me my dishonorable discharge from the KISS ARMY please.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    If you love Gene $immons, and hate Ace Frehley........

    Then this book is a wet dream come true. It seems that Genie spent far too much time on the Frehley-slamathon and not near enough time on the details Kiss fans would love to read about. You people know as well as I do that if not for Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, Kiss would have been Kisstory themselves back in 1996. The line up with Bruce and Eric would have died a slow death. Gene spends far too much time crying over Ace and Pete to realise that those two men saved his AND Kiss' ass. And who the Hell is Tommy Thayer, by the way? Oh yeah, the dude from Black 'n Gene needs to apologise then thank Ace Frehley for coming back to Kiss for those years and making it where he and Paul Stanley can be in the Kiss tribute band that just released Monster. Anomaly is a far better album anyway...........Ack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2002

    Gene who?

    I bet that no-where in Gene's book does he mention what really made his carreer possible.. A guy by the name of Alice Cooper. Remember him? Without Alice, no Kiss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002


    Vapid, moronic brain candy. Like so many pop icons who turn their hands to autobiography, Simmons ultimately succeeds in revealing nothing of true substance. The book is a catalogue of self-indulgence that leads the reader down a path to nowhere. Best of all is the fact that I read a borrowed copy and did not spend any of my own money on this book. You should not, either. Put your tax dollars to use and check it out of your local library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2002

    Totally Disappointed

    This autobio disappointed me. I have been a KISS fan ever since they started the band. There are more than three members in the band. Gene just kept knocking down Ace and Peter, but Paul not once did he knock him down and tell the truth. I thought of all the all members in the KISS band Gene would have the guts to tell the truth about everybody, but there is four times he mentioned Paul Stanley only. Peter, Ace, or Paul, Bruce, or Singer....if you want to write a autobio tell the whole truth and hold nothing back, that is what all KISS fans are expected. Gene Simmons FAILED to tell the whole truth and hold nothing back.

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