KISS bring 'Monster' to UK

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U.S rock band KISS members, from left, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, with their new book 'Monster' which contains photographs of the band's 40 year career live on stage, following a press conference in London, ahead of a concert on July 4 in aid of Help For Heroes. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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LONDON (AP) — American glam rockers KISS are unleashing their "Monster" on the UK public.

The band — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer— was in London on Tuesday to launch its new retrospective book, "KISS Monster," and to hold a news conference.

The limited edition book — which is three feet (1 meter) tall — features unseen photographs from the band's 40-year career.

"A band that is bigger than life deserves a book that's bigger than life. You could call it a coffee table book, but if you put legs on it, it is a coffee table," joked Stanley.

Only 1,000 copies of "KISS Monster" will be on sale and each one will be signed by the band. It will retail at a staggering >2,742 ($4,299).

"It's not a cheap book because it is hand bound, hand put together. It's the Rolls-Royce of books," said Simmons.

"KISS Monster" is now on sale in the U.K.

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Online: www.kissmonsterbook.com

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