Visit the Photo of The Week for a peek at the treasures Lydia's book, "Sealed With A KISS" contains.
Lydia's life on the printed page is amazingly graphic in the self-published Sealed With A Kiss (filled with visual mementos galore), punctuating a journey few ever get to experience. Filled with humor, tender moments and thrilling highs, Criss was there from inception, and has captivated the KISS ascendancy with an immediacy and personality like no book ever!
Sealed with a KISS second printing (REVISED AND EXPANDED) now in stock and shipping
You can now purchase the second printing of "Sealed with a KISS" on the Products page. The second printing has been expanded to include additional photos and text.
Sealed with a KISS Now Available as Instant Download!
You can now purchase an electronic version of Sealed With A KISS via E-Junkie by clicking this button: .
The New Jersey KISS MART is back 1 day only --- Sunday Dec. 7th, 2014 -- 11:30am to 5:30pm
FREE ADMISSION TO EVERYONE
NEW LOCATION - This is just outside NYC in NJ
Hilton Garden Inn
70 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
LYDIA CRISS Will be there selling her book Sealed With A KISS just in time for KISSMAS!!!
Same Promoters as the NJ KISS EXPO....
Located off Exit 68 on the New Jersey Turnpike --- see directions down below
1,000 square foot ALL KISS MEMORABILIA STORE
WE JUST PURCHASED SOME NEW COLLECTIONS SO WE ARE RESTOCKED FROM THE NJ KISS EXPO
FREE ADMISSION TO EVERYONE...Adults FREE....Children FREE....Parking FREE
WHAT IS KISS MART?
KISS MART is a 1 day Kiss Memorabilia Collectors Meet where Kiss Fans can gather to Buy, Sell, and Trade official items spanning 1974 to 2013....All types and genres of Kiss Collecting will be present ....Magazines, Promo Items, Toys, T-Shirts, Hats, Books, Concert Items, Picks, Posters, Paper Items, Kiss Army Items, Foreign Items, official CDs, Tour Programs, official Cassette Tapes, Records, Picture Discs, 45s, official DVDs, Signed Items, Out Of Print Items, Non Makeup Items, Original Lineup Items, newly released items, Tour Books, Cards, Cars, and of course Rarities.....1,000s of items will be available !!!
SELL YOU KISS ITEMS ---- WE PAY CASH ON THE SPOT
Have items you want to sell us? bring everything on over...we pay cash on the spot
Have items you want to trade for store shopping credit? Bring everything
Have a small, medium size, or large collection to sell? We pay CASH....contact Ross Koondel for an appointment 267-566-2046
From the South: Take I-95 North (NJ Turnpike)to Exit 68 Challenger Road. Make Right turn on Challenger Road. Our hotel near Teterboro Airport is on the right.
From North: Take I-95 South to Exit 68 US46/The Ridgefields. Take the US-46 West exit. Take immediate right towards Challenger Road. Take to end. Make left turn on Challenger Road. Our Ridgefield Park, NJ hotel is on the left.
From West: Take I-80 East - Follow from the North
From Lincoln Tunnel: Take NJ Turnpike North to exit 68 Challenger Road. Make Right turn on Challenger Road. The Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Ridgefield Park, NJ is on the right.
AM/FM Magazine Interview Online
In December's episode, your hosts Paul Doty and Roman Guzman talk with Lydia Criss, who was immortalized in KISS's ballad "Beth." KISS Destroyer was produced by Bob Ezrin and went platinum the same year it was released. Ezrin helped guide their sound and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to KISS were sound effects, strings, screaming children, reversed drums (on "God of Thunder") and a children's choir. The song "Great Expectations" uses the first phrase of the main theme from the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, opus 13 "Pathétique."
Hear the interview at: http://amfmstudiosnews.com/icon-presents-kiss-destroyer/
Part II http://www.kissfaq.com/forum11/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=72505
Photo from Bill Aucoin's Memorial
Gigi, Peter, and me
Photos From Bill Aucoin's Celebration Of Life
Here are two photos from our trip to Florida for Bill Aucoin's memorial celebration at Le Tub, Bill's favorite restaurant. It was on July 8, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale. In the first picture are me, Roman Fernandez, (Bill's partner) & Richie Fontana. In the second photo are me and Richie.
Also in attendance were Peter & Gigi Criss, Ace Frehley & his girlfriend Rachel, Richie Ranno Joe Dube from Starz & ex-KISS security chief John Hart.
In Loving Memory of Bill Aucoin 6/28/2010
My dear friend Bill Aucoin passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, from complications due to cancer. He was 66 years old and way too young to leave us. The wonderful memories I have of Bill will always live in my mind and will eventually heal my broken heart. In the words of Eddie Balandas (former security for KISS) "You wanted the BEST, Bill was the BEST."
Book Review - Sealed With A KISS
by Christa Titus
When singer/guitarist Paul Stanley thought of the name "KISS" for his band in 1973, drummer Peter Criss' then-wife, Lydia, wasn't convinced. The group "wanted everyone to remember them just as they remembered their first KISS," she writes in "Sealed With A KISS." "My reaction was the name was too soft, too girlish. Shows what I know."
Turns out she knows a lot. Lydia lived the rock star wife's dream of watching her husband rise to stardom, rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Alice Cooper, buying a mansion as her starter home and partying the nights away. She also suffered the spousal nightmare of infidelity, divorce, legal hassles and financial hardship. Having survived both sides of the coin to become a professional photographer, Lydia looks back on her life in a self-published tome that completely cleans the vaults. Her history is presented in a four-color tome designed like a high school yearbook crossed with a tour program that can sit on a shelf next to the family album.
To read the review click here.
Lydia Interview At Classic Rock Revisited
Jeb Wright recently did an in depth interview with Lydia. Read it at ClassicRockRevisited.com
Press Release - Sealed With A KISS
In the 1970s, KISS conquered the world of rock, redefined it, owned it. But there were no looks behind the curtain, no glimpses behind the masks of makeup, blood and hype. Until now. Sealed With A KISS brings us an uncompromising frontline look at KISS's legendary glory years and their storybook rise to unprecedented rock and roll fame.
by Lydia Criss
To Read the entire Press Release click here
2006 Interview with KISS Kollector
In 2006 Lydia was interviewed for KISS Kollector Magazine about her upcoming release of Sealed With A KISS
To read the interview click here.
2005 Interview with KISS Kollector
In 2005 Lydia was interviewed for KISS Kollector Web site following her successful Rock Auction of her personal KISS memorabilia.
To read the interview click here.
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