KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has been writing the as-yet-untitled follow-up to his autobiography, Face The Music: A Life Exposed and says it could turn out to be “a little bit more diverse in its scope.”
Released in April 2014, Face The Music: A Life Exposed debuted at No 2 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list for Print Hardcover Non-Fiction. In addition to that, Stanley’s book debuted on the Times’ Combined Print and E-Book best seller list and E-Book best sellers list at No. 3 and No. 13, respectively.
During a recent interview with the Loudwire Podcast, Stanley spoke about what KISS fans can expect from his second book. He said: “For those that don’t know it, I haven’t died. And [in the first book] I wrote up until the point that I did. And also, there’s loads that wasn’t in there. You know, life goes on. There’s only so many facets of yourself that you can show in those given pages. And it went over so much greater than even I expected — it’s been translated into, I think, six languages — and people really felt that it hit a note or a chord — no pun intended — with them.”
He continued: “It wasn’t the fourth KISS book — it was the first Paul book — so there’s lots more, lots more, and maybe a little bit more diverse in its scope.”
Asked if there was anything that he really wanted to touch upon in the first book that he didn’t get a chance to, Stanley said: “Not at all. I’m really, really, really pleased and really, really happy with that book. And part of the reason I didn’t jump in and do a second was because, maybe not unlike doing another album, there’s gotta be a reason to do it. Just to do a follow-up, there’s no reason unless there’s something to accomplish, something to put forward, something to affect people. So I accomplished everything I wanted to with that book, and I couldn’t be more proud of it and more satisfied. But it’s also the foundation for something to come after.”