Monday, September 9, 2013

Details About Autographs (No Personalization), Photos Announced For Staten Island KISS Visit Tuesday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As two founding members of the rock supergroup KISS prepare for their Staten Island book signing Tuesday, some final details about their visit have been confirmed.

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will sign copies of their new book “Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975),” co-written with rock journalist Ken Sharp, at the Barnes and Noble store on Richmond Avenue in New Springville, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Photographs will be permitted of Stanley and Simmons during the autograph session, but the band members not be posing for pictures. And about those autographs: that's all fans will get -- autographs will not be personalized, according to Barnes and Noble community relations manager Joan Correale.

It was previously noted that only the books will be signed -- not memorabilia. There is a five book per customer limit. Ms. Correale also notes that due to the large crowd expected, loitering will not be permitted inside the store.
Those wanting to get their books signed by Stanley and Simmons will must buy the book at the store at its $29.99 list price, starting at 9 a.m. They will receive a colored wristband that determines their place in line for the 7 p.m. book-signing event, and be given a recommended time to return with their book and receipt. The lineup itself begins at 5 p.m.

“Nothin' to Lose” draws on more than 200 interviews to tell the story of the band’s formative years, building up to their 1975 mega-hit album “Alive” and party-rock anthem “Rock and Roll All Nite.” It promises an “indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and of the music scene they changed forever,” according to the book’s promotional material.