powerHouse Books is thrilled to announce our new, ongoing collaboration with SIMMONS BOOKS, the imprint of none other than KISS idol, business mogul, and bestselling author GENE SIMMONS. As well as selling over 100 million albums with KISS, Simmons has created a merchandising empire with over 2,500 licenses, produced two successful reality TV shows, and launched a restaurant chain and a record label, among many other things. SIMMONS BOOKS will now join the pantheon.
27: THE LEGEND AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE 27 CLUB, the inaugural release of the new series, is Simmons’ witty, insightful, and no-BS take on the myth, and the actual people, that make up the “27 club”—the ground-breaking musicians, artists, and celebrities who died at the age of twenty-seven, frozen in the collective consciousness at the zenith of their creative output.
The book is from the perspective of a fellow musician as Simmons, for the first time, tries to dig deep and understand the deeply human and compelling stories about many of his heroes—from Blues icon Robert Johnson to Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, from grunge superstar Kurt Cobain to rebel chanteuse Amy Winehouse. Simmons takes us into the worlds of these larger-than-life personalities and tries to find truth beneath the myths of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
The hotly anticipated 27: THE LEGEND AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE 27 CLUB will be published in August. Previous books by Simmons include the smash successes, ME, INC.; ON POWER; and a special edition of THE ART OF WAR. Find out more about Gene Simmons and SIMMONS BOOKS on Twitter, Instagram, and at GeneSimmons.com.