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Thursday, October 4, 2012

"KISS FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Hottest Band in the Land"; Interview With Author Dale Sherman

Many books have been written about the band, but author Dale Sherman’s newest work, "KISS FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Hottest Band in the Land", delves deep into the band’s history in a meticulous and unbiased way. No other KISS book needs to be written.

The author spoke with Rock Cellar Magazine about a wide-range of topics, including what would happen if he had to make a choice between saving Simmons’ or a dog’s life.

A few excerpts below:

Rock Cellar Magazine:The first chapter of KISS FAQ delves deep into every band member’s music history prior to joining KISS. How did you find the information for this book?

Dale Sherman: Research and some interviews. I wish I could make it sound more exciting than that, but when it comes to any evenhanded biographical study of someone or a group, it all comes down to the research. Being a fan for 30 years helps as well.

RCM: Most Kiss fans would say “What else can be written about KISS that hasn’t been said?”  But you put a new twist to things,even critiquing their music videos,which I hadn’t seen before.

DS: Right. As I state at the beginning of the book, I wanted to talk about those topics KISS fans always discuss when they get together, but never quite make it into the biographies or reference books. For example, everyone talks about KISS Meets The Phantom being a bad movie, but no one really looks at it from the perspective of how all these rather good elements came together and made a bad movie! Not to mention, exposing the myth that the movie did brilliant in the ratings for NBC. It actually did terrible – contributing to one of the network’s worst ratings for the year.

Read the full interview here.

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