My review of Peter Criss’s book “Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss

In a short sentence I would have to think Peter thought to himself and said “Everyone under the bus!”. Meaning he threw everyone under the bus. I think every bridge he could burn he burnt in this book. Is it a bad thing? I dunno, not my call or my friends that got tossed under the bus.

So far I have read all three books from the Kiss Klan that has released one. Seems to be a bit of dogging on each other in all the books but it seems Peter is the most honest and as far as I can tell, holds nothing back, including grudges.

But now it’s Paul’s turn to release one 🙂 I still think they should have released them all with the “solo” album covers!

I highly recommend this book. It’s definitely drugs,sex, drugs, sex, drugs, sex, and rock and roll.

Here are some of the Highlights according to Peter.


Tommy Thayer made $25,000 a night during the reunion tour and Peter was paid $10,000. (page 193)

It’s implied several times in the book that Paul Stanley bats for both teams if you know what I mean. (page 50 for one)

Gene Simmons has Herpes and had a serious outbreak and Doc Mcgee had to buy Shannon Tweed a big stone to help her get over it. (page 169)

Peter had a lot of orgies with Ace.  Sweet sweet Connie and Ace both uh “sung into Peter’s mic”  at the same time. (page 76)

About the only complaint I have about the book is it’s a little slow taking off and the photographs at the end are lame. Other than that it’s a must read for rock fans. It shows the unglamorous life of a rock star. From their humble beginnings to the top of the world and the fall back down and the eventual leveling out of everything if they live long enough.

To order the book head here:


To order Ace Frehley’s book go here

Ace Frehley

To order Gene Simmon’s book go here.

Gene Simmons


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