In this illustrated biography of Kiss, author Joe Stevens offers a magic carpet ride through the three-decade reign of the kings of rock 'n' roll excess. Charting Kiss' rise from the rough-house clubs of New York City in the early '70s to their hugely successful reunion tour in 1996 and beyond, "Revenge Is Sweet" tells the story of a musical legend who tore up the rule book and invented one of their own.Follow the story of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss' dream of a 'Heavy Metal Beatles' into the arenas and stadiums of the world. Witness the unique spectacle of Kiss live. Read about the triumphs, the tragedies, the fights, the personnel changes and the reconciliations... and understand how four men in black & white face-paint changed the world of rock 'n' roll forever.Includes no holds barred interviews with each Kiss member, a full Kiss discography and over 160 astonishing pictures, it's the Kiss manual no real fan should be without. ©1997, 96 pages.