The Eric Carr Story' is the first-ever book to tell the life story of Kiss drummer Eric Carr. Comprised of all-new interviews, the book also doubles as a study of 1980's era Kiss. You'll find insight into all of Kiss' albums that featured Carr (from producers Bob Ezrin, Michael James Jackson, and Ron Nevison), as well as those closest to him (sister Loretta Caravello, girlfriend Carrie Stevens, Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick), and music-related friends (Eddie Trunk, Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, Anthrax's Charlie Benante). Also included is one of the last-ever interviews conducted with Kiss' original manager, Bill Aucoin, and for the first time ever, Kiss fans will be able to learn what the real story line to Kiss' controversial release '(Music From) The Elder' was all about (thanks to an explanation from Ezrin). Get ready to learn the true story about Eric's life, and a behind-the-scenes view of Kiss!
"This book is great...an amazing person and I miss him to this day, and read his story in this book, it's very well done." --Eddie Trunk, 'That Metal Show'
"It is a great book man, it really is." --Jim Florentine, 'That Metal Show'
"It was very painful to read, and very informative...being such a part of most of the years of Eric's KISS tenure, made me relive my years in the band with him. Naturally, a must read for any Eric fan." --Bruce Kulick, ex-Kiss guitarist
"Prato's book on Eric Carr was wonderful, read it twice. Stuff I never heard about before like Eric Singer ghosting on 'Hot in the Shade.' It's sad to see Carr was right about Singer replacing him. Lotsa good info, great job. I learned more from this book than I did from Ace's autobiography!" --Shandon Sahm, Meat Puppets drummer
"I am so grateful that people will have the chance to know the real Eric Carr, as I did." --Carrie Stevens (Eric Carr's girlfriend)
"For fans of KISS - from any era of their nearly 40 years together, this book is a must. The Eric Carr Story lays it all out, spoken by many of those who were actually there." --Greg Barbrick, blogcritics.org
"Prato hunts down a variety of pivotal characters in the KISS drummer's life...it is an insightful and touching look at Carr's life up until his death on November 24, 1991." --Steven Rosen, curledup.com
About the Author
Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, whose writing has appeared in such renowned publications as Rolling Stone, All Music Guide, and Classic Rock Magazine. He is the author of several popular books, 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,' 'Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,' 'Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, 'No Schlock . . . Just Rock!,' 'The Eric Carr Story,' 'MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video,' and 'Sack Exchange: The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets.'
Book condition: Pre-Owned, as new. Excellent condition.
Author - Greg Prato
Number Of Pages - 300
Format - Paperback
Language - English