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KISS Drummer Peter Criss Publishes Autobiography

Michael Leonard
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09.29.2012
Peter Criss

Original drummer for KISS, Peter Criss, will publish his autobiography titled Makeup to Breakup on October 23.

Given it involves KISS, the book has been billed as being "from sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll to multiple brushes with death.” Criss – born Peter John Criscuola - is keeping things more low-key. A statement from the drummer/songwriter/author says he is speaking more about “the whole man” and not just his rock’n’roll life.

"I am so blessed that I am finally going to write my autobiography, and I hope you enjoy the ride," says Criss. "The best of all is I get to share my true feelings of my love for God, family, friends and fame. It's been a wonderful life.” 

Even so, you can expect a rollercoaster read. Criss promised his mom he’d one-day play Madison Square Garden. And he did it. Criss wrote and sang “Beth,” one of KISS’s best-loved hits. He went through drug abuse, subsequent treatment in 1982, near-suicides, two broken marriages, and a hard-won battle with breast cancer. It’s not going to be dull.


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