FIRST KISS is memoir about my obsession with the hard rockin,' grease paint wearin,' fire breathin' band KISS. I discovered them right as they were beginning their careers some 40 years ago, and have remained a die hard fan since. Which is somewhat odd, given the fact that as a music writer, I am known as "The Ambassador of Southern Rock," catering to The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Still, KISS rocked my world back in 1974, and they still do in 2013. This book is a kind of a fan letter to Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace as well. While I spent way too much money on KISS records and merch over the years, the boys always delivered the show. And it was the show that drew me in.