All I Need To Know I Learned from KISS is Life Lessons Learned from the Hottest Band in the Land is by Chris Epting.
It is a little bit biography on Chris and a little bit biography on KISS. Chris was interviewing the band and realized that they had a big effect on him while growing up and even still today so he wrote the book.
It was interesting to me – because there is a band that is MY favorite (not kiss) that i feel the same way about. So I wanted to see how much could be similar with our stories even though the bands are very different. This quote from the end of the book basically sums it all up.
“It’s about a band or artist, whatever or whomever your favorite might be. It’s about the connection and that emotion and love that you feel. It’s that rush you feel inside when they hit those chords and reach you in ways nothing else does. It’s about the music that saves you. It’s about how the music teaches you all you really need to know.”
If you are a member of the KISS Army or just want to compare your knowledge from your favorite band to Chris’, then check out this book. It is a relatively short ebook but packed with a lot of great stories and information.
I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Author and AOL Music journalist Chris Epting was recently interviewing rock legends KISS when it suddenly flashed before his eyes that, bizarre as it might seem, the band he had loved since childhood actually played a huge part in shaping how he looks at the world. In that instant, he decided to write about his life long journey with the band, starting out in the early 1970s when he joined the KISS Army and continuing until today. Epting takes us through the history of KISS, weaving in historic tidbits and trivia with his personal observations, while laying out the rules for living that he absorbed from “the hottest band in the land.” With exclusive pictures and insider insights, this is a must for KISS fans and anyone whose love for the band they first loved continues to inspire them. The introduction by Stone Temple Pilot’s Robert DeLeo includes his own teen fan drawings of KISS.