Ace Frehley signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on November 15, 2011 at 5pm.
He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman,” and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty, and no regrets. For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins and unspoken divisions—Ace and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
He also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. In the end, Ace comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a booksigning event only. Signing tickets are free when you purchase No Regrets at Changing Hands Bookstore. Sorry, but books purchased elsewhere will not be permitted. (Can’t bring your own popcorn to the movies, or your own beer to a bar, right? Same with books! Thanks for understanding.)
1 TICKET 1 ADMISSION | NO MEMORABILIA | NO PHOTOGRAPHS | NO CAMERAS | NO REGRETS BOOKSIGNING ONLY
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs his memoir No Regrets at Bookends on November 4, 2011 at 6pm!
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs his memoir No Regrets on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM!
About the Book:
From the former lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS—a funny, truthful, candid memoir about a hard-drinking, drug-addicted, music-loving guitar player who lived life as a rock star and survived to tell the tale.
In its nearly four-decade existence, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, ranking among the top-selling rock-and-roll bands of all time. The KISS Army remains vast and devoted, buying merchandise and concert tickets at sellout shows that continue around the globe. Now, Ace Frehley, long regarded as the most approachable and likeable member of the band, opens up about his unbelievable exploits as one of the founding members of KISS.
It all started in January of 1973, when this 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.” Frehley, figuring he had both, answered the ad, and the rest was history.
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, and the rabid KISS Army numbered in the six figures. Frehley, known as “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. No Regrets goes behind the make-up, the money, the women, and the partying. Frehley recounts his battles with drug addiction and his brushes with death, sets the record straight about his complicated relationships with Simmons and Paul Stanley, and describes his evolution as a musician—all with his characteristic humor and honesty. Without a doubt, No Regrets is a must-have for every KISS fan.
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