Face the Music

  • by Paul Stanley
  • Narrated by Paul Stanley
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band.
Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock's most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and '60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity.
Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: Music. Stanley's memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage.
Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed - including Stanley himself. "People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this audiobook, and where my story might take them is why I'm sharing it." (Paul Stanley)

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Frank, insightful, informative, entertaining, wonderful

Where does Face the Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

OK, I am a fan of Kiss, which is why I downloaded the book. However, my expectations were not particularly high, based on other books in the genre. This one is different. It is simply wonderful, and the whole journey from childhood to sixty-something is fascinating and enriching. A charming book. Highly recommended!


What about Paul Stanley’s performance did you like?

Paul has a lovely speaking voice, and he reads his own book with passion and conviction.


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- DR NEIL A HAYES

very entertaining...

Very entertaining...I've listened to this audio book many times. great insight into KISS & Paul Stanley's life.
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- Kenneth B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio