Pauls new book cover unveiled

The broadest possible category for KISS discussion. Everything to do with KISS and its members, past and present. Posts offering bootleg, pirate, or illegal items, or links to those items, will be deleted. Please refer to the Terms Of Service (TOS) for this site for maximum board experience. Should any post contain material that violates your copyright, please follow the instructions on the DMCA takedown notice page.
User avatar
jamccor
Welcome To The Show!
Welcome To The Show!
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:10 am
Location: Budd Lake, NJ

Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by jamccor » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:10 am


User avatar
star_paul12
2,000 Man, baby!
2,000 Man, baby!
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:38 pm
Location: Under Paul's 2001 wig

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by star_paul12 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 am

Paul writing a book on personal growth is akin to bill cosby penning an etiquette how-to. No thanks.

BaqontheFaq
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by BaqontheFaq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:21 am

Cool cover!

User avatar
battra
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 14783
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:30 pm
Location: St. Louis
Contact:

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by battra » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:22 am

that is a cool ass cover.

I won't read the book, but I will enjoy that snap.

User avatar
His Majesty
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 14585
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:13 am
Location: In the Corner. Again.

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by His Majesty » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am

*edit post*
Last edited by His Majesty on Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
His Majesty
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 14585
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:13 am
Location: In the Corner. Again.

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by His Majesty » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am

Prominently pimping out the Pumas, I see...

User avatar
BlackDiamond67
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1650
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:28 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by BlackDiamond67 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am

Badass. Can’t wait to read it.

User avatar
Admin
Play some music, PLEASE!
Posts: 10946
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:53 pm
Contact:

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Admin » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am

Image

User avatar
Crown Royal
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 8957
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:03 am
Location: Michigan

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Crown Royal » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:31 am

Pretty cool cover

User avatar
bassmansteiny
Trained by Tommy!
Trained by Tommy!
Posts: 781
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:57 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by bassmansteiny » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:33 am

I like the cover!

User avatar
Wild Animals
Trained by Tommy!
Trained by Tommy!
Posts: 788
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:58 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Wild Animals » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:38 am

not bad, but I just don't dig the gold sparkle Iceman swyy

User avatar
Ikons
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 6014
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:07 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Ikons » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:40 am

Cool cover for a probably garbage book.

ashorama
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:45 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by ashorama » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am

Paul looks like a Stepford Paul there. Like he's a mannequin.

That gold sparkle PS-10, however, is badass.

User avatar
In the Suds
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1001
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:29 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by In the Suds » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:44 am

Much better than the last one.

spaceace1977
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Posts: 326
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by spaceace1977 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:45 am

Can someone clean up the Q-Tips?

User avatar
redinthesky
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 23593
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:17 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by redinthesky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:56 am

Looking forward to it. Any Kiss member book is worth a read IMO, even if only for discussion's sake.

User avatar
metaldad
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 10073
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Location: Rockin in the USA

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by metaldad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:03 pm

In the Suds wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:44 am
Much better than the last one.
Agreed
I dig it

BaqontheFaq
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by BaqontheFaq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 pm

spaceace1977 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:45 am
Can someone clean up the Q-Tips?
Nice catch. BTW, those who tell you that you can’t clean up Q-Tips are inevitably the ones who failed. I think that’s in chapters 3, 4, and 8.

User avatar
elleneff
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 3661
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:24 pm
Location: Ellenestonia

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by elleneff » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm

His Majesty wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am
Prominently pimping out the Pumas, I see...
and the gold Iceman thats available stage used after every show. Limited to 20 per night.

Starbucks cup and Corvette on back part of dust jacket.

User avatar
Crown Royal
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 8957
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:03 am
Location: Michigan

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Crown Royal » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:31 pm

BaqontheFaq wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 pm
spaceace1977 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:45 am
Can someone clean up the Q-Tips?
Nice catch. BTW, those who tell you that you can’t clean up Q-Tips are inevitably the ones who failed. I think that’s in chapters 3, 4, and 8.
You clean up the Q-Tips while listening to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, not me

Going Blind
Trained by Tommy!
Trained by Tommy!
Posts: 840
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:21 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Going Blind » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:55 pm

Paul one of the healthiest rockers ever:
Paul shows you how to do shots at the bar, how to enjoy Red Wine.

Why mention Bourdain (tragic) and Batali (accused of sexual misconduct) in a blurb to promote his book? Who the heck is in charge of these promo blurbs?

I get the book was written in a different time and that's fine, but its weird to promote it this way. Leave that stuff for the reader to come across in the book on their own.

My favorite, Paul shows you how to rock and roll all night and party everyday looking like you do. If you are totally ugly and unattractive Paul's got you covered. LOL!!!

User avatar
KISSFACE
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 12185
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:48 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by KISSFACE » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Imagine this wall mural in your exercise room, this judgemental Starchild avatar looking down on your workout.

Image

User avatar
OHKISSFAN
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 4238
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:42 am
Location: N.E. Ohio

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by OHKISSFAN » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm

Excellent Cover - can't wait to read the book!

User avatar
Avidfan
Trained by Tommy!
Trained by Tommy!
Posts: 764
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:34 pm
Location: Winterpeg

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Avidfan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:50 pm

Yet another 'odd' design choice in my opinion.
I like that cover a lot, but why the gold Iceman?
I like it a lot also, but why choose a brand new one vs the classic cracked mirror from the 70s or at least the new purple one?
Seems weird to me, oh well :)

User avatar
Thunderous_Lay
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 4370
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:59 am
Location: Judea

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Thunderous_Lay » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:53 pm

Avidfan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:50 pm
Yet another 'odd' design choice in my opinion.
I like that cover a lot, but why the gold Iceman?
I like it a lot also, but why choose a brand new one vs the classic cracked mirror from the 70s or at least the new purple one?
Seems weird to me, oh well :)
Because the human brain has a predilection for all things golden or shiny, I'd wager...

User avatar
metaldad
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 10073
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Location: Rockin in the USA

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by metaldad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Ikons wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:40 am
Cool cover for a probably garbage book.
Glass half full huh ?

BaqontheFaq
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Ready to sing Shock Me!
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by BaqontheFaq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Avidfan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:50 pm
I like that cover a lot, but why the gold Iceman?
I like it a lot also, but why choose a brand new one?
Because that’s the version he is SELLING on tour.

Although naming the album “Monster” didn’t really help book sales, did it?

User avatar
soeuropean
2,000 Man, baby!
2,000 Man, baby!
Posts: 2335
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:34 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by soeuropean » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm

It’s not a well composed shot. Paul’s in black against a largely black background. Black on black disappears. He should have been wearing another color.

User avatar
Diss
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 4412
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:21 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Diss » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:42 pm

"This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to kick ass at everyday life. From doing shots at the bar to enjoying a glass of red on the patio, Paul shows you how you can rock 'n' roll all night and party every day — without missing a beat or looking like you do."
Gross.

User avatar
battra
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 14783
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:30 pm
Location: St. Louis
Contact:

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by battra » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:59 pm

BaqontheFaq wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Avidfan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:50 pm
I like that cover a lot, but why the gold Iceman?
I like it a lot also, but why choose a brand new one?
Because that’s the version he is SELLING on tour.

Although naming the album “Monster” didn’t really help book sales, did it?
Ahhhhhhhhh

Same reason Les Paul used a custom on his book and not his Les Paul Recording Model.

Image

User avatar
Tail of a hurricane
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 6469
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:04 am
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Tail of a hurricane » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:15 pm

It’s on my list

User avatar
Mackemkiss
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1310
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:57 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Mackemkiss » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:18 pm

Shots are a stupid idea at the best of times. How he is planning to advise people in how to drink them is beyond me

Eddie Van Hazel
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 5163
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:30 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Eddie Van Hazel » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Love that picture of Les Paul. Saw him play back in 2006 in NJ.

That gold Iceman makes me want to drink some Canada Dry ginger ale.
Hope he does a book signing in NJ. The book cover is cool.

User avatar
Kissologist
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Nearly as many posts as KISS compilations!
Posts: 11035
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:35 am

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Kissologist » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:30 pm

VERY cool backdrop for that pic, but I really don't like that Paul's stylist insists in making him look like Cher :?
Also, I will pass in this book. Not very interested to learn what kind of Starbucks coffee he likes.

User avatar
Where's Drago?
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 4628
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:53 am
Location: Wales

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Where's Drago? » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:53 pm

Aside from the photoshopped or overly made-up face (ironically) that is one terrific cover for a book. Love it.

User avatar
mybliesad
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by mybliesad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:54 pm

I don't know if I'll buy it or not. I'm not interested in reading about new Kiss with Tommy and Eric and he already covered old Kiss. I can't see what else he'd put in it.

User avatar
Tommyr
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Qualified to wear Ace's makeup!
Posts: 6744
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:48 am
Location: NY

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Tommyr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:24 pm

I'll pass on this one. Sounds boring as shit.

User avatar
KrazySwede
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 2948
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:49 pm
Location: A place called home....

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by KrazySwede » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:44 pm

I don't think we accomplish much by telling people, 'If I were you, I would do…' Because when you do that, first of all, well, you're not me — you've never lived a moment in my shoes — so [it's] much more important that you figure out for yourself. But I think we can all learn something from what other people do. So what I've tried to do in the book is express my point of view and how I got from point A all the way to point Z."

I agree

User avatar
KissJJM
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Spends too much time FAQ'ing off!
Posts: 4080
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:39 pm
Location: The midnight train going anywhere

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by KissJJM » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Gotta lol at the comment "Who's the gay, dehydrated vampire on the cover"

User avatar
Easy Catman
Super Elite KISS Fan
Super Elite KISS Fan
Posts: 1074
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:33 pm

Re: Pauls new book cover unveiled

Post by Easy Catman » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:04 pm

I will give it a go I always do, cover looks OK.

Post Reply