Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release his autobiography “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, a look back at his “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll” on November 1, 2011 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Gallery plans to publish the 288-page title under the VH1 Books imprint.
“No Regrets” was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas’ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990. Layden recently worked on Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine’s autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”.
Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley’s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll’s most successful acts of all time.
Gallery Books is an imprint dedicated to publishing a wide variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. The imprint was designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones — in both fiction and nonfiction, and across a variety of genres.