An All-Access Pass into the Starchild’s Personal Life

In this follow-up to his popular New York Times bestseller Face the Music, the front man and rhythm guitarist of KISS grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice from a music legend.

More about the book

In Backstage Pass, the Starchild takes us behind the scenes, revealing what he’s learned from a lifetime as the driving force of KISS, and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his music career but to every area of his life—from business to parenting to health and happiness.

This book takes you beyond the makeup as Paul shares fascinating details about his life—his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he maintains his inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years of mega success including selling out tours, 100 million albums sold and an art career that has amassed over 10 million dollars in sales.

Divulging more true stories of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s relationships, hardships, and pivotal moments, it also contains intimate four-color, never-before-seen photos from Paul’s personal collection, and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ‘n’ roll icons in history.

This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to take control and move ahead in everyday life. Paul shows you how you can rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day—without missing a beat.

What other people are saying

“Part rock ‘n’ roll self-help book, part life tutorial. Fans and non-fans alike will benefit from the how, what, and why of what makes Paul tick. Hell, I picked up a few pointers myself! Paul’s insights on business, family, relationships, and music demonstrate a wisdom equal to his Hall of Fame status.”
—TOM MORELLO, Rage Against the Machine musician and activist

“A straightforward, sharply observed book that teaches the lesson that even a life that has turned out enormously well has not always been easy.”
—SCOTT TUROW, New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent