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: .
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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