Publication date 12th October 2023.
Hardback 192 pages, 300+ colour photos.
Formed in New York City in 1973, Kiss became one of the most popular and best-selling bands in rock history with their inventive stage presence and heavy, hook-filled catalog, both ideally suited for packing hockey arenas and football stadiums. This richly illustrated book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band on the occasion of their 50th anniversary by curating and examining the 50 most significant milestones. This exquisite volume features:
Sturdy hardcover format
Stunning concert and candid offstage photography, much of it never before published
Images of memorabilia, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more
Gatefold Kiss timeline
Popoff covers everything down through the decades:
The band’s formation on the New York club scene
Their fortuitous signing to the Casablanca label
Infamous TV appearances, including Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park
The formation of the famous Kiss Army fan club
Mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs
Interband conflicts and personnel changes
The band’s 1980s “unmasking”
Innovative marketing such as comic books and the Kiss Convention
And, of course, each of the landmark studio LPs
The result is an epic tribute to one of the most influential and admired bands in rock history—in a milestone year.