Paul Stanley Finally Boards Kiss Autobiography Train
In what appears to be a change of mind, Paul Stanley is working on his autobiography. The Kiss frontman confirmed the news to Nikki Sixx on the Motley Crue bassist’s radio show on Wednesday (Nov. 28).
‘Mine is in the works,” Stanley said when about rock memoirs, although not without a degree of concern. “Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself. I mean, George Orwell said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction. How objective can you be when you are writing about yourself?”
Stanley has long had an aversion to the idea of penning his memoirs. In 2007, he said, “Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me … it takes you away from real life. It’s a waste and I don’t find a need to sing my own praises.” But it’s possible that the recent successes of Peter Criss‘ and Ace Frehley‘s books, as well as Gene Simmons‘ 2001 book ‘Kiss and Make-up’ have made him want to tell his side of the story, something that was not lost on Stanley.
“[A]t this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books,” he told Sixx. “It’s kind of like, ‘OK, have you all said your piece? OK? Now let me tell you what happened.’”
For a title, we’re hoping Stanley goes with, ‘People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest,’ after the title of a well-known bootleg consisting of his outrageous stage banter.
Listen to Paul Stanley on ‘Sixx Sense’