In a new book written by Ken Sharp, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Nothin' To Lose chronicles for the first time the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single 'Rock and Roll All Nite', a song that nearly four decades later remains one of the band's most enduring anthems.
Due out via It Books on August 20, the 544-page hardcover draws on more than 200 interviews, offering a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul, Gene, Ace, and Peter, as well as producers, engineers, management, roadies, costume and stage designers, fans, and musical contemporaries from the time, including: original manager Bill Aucoin, Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, rock photographer Bob Gruen, promoter Ron Delsner, TED NUGENT, Dick Clark, ALICE COOPER, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, and BOB SEGER, as well as members of AEROSMITH, BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, STYX, NAZARETH, SLADE, BLUE OYSTER CULT, URIAH HEEP, MOTT THE HOOPLE, THE NEW YORK DOLLS, THE RAMONES and THE QUATTROS, among others. The end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever.