LEGENDARY founding KISS drummer Peter â€śCatmanâ€ť Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock â€™nâ€™ roll success and excess. KISS formed in 1973 and broke new ground with their elaborate makeup, live theatrics, and powerful sound. The band emerged as one of the most iconic hard rock acts in music history. Peter Criss, the Catman, was the heartbeat of the group. From an elevated perch on his pyrotechnic drum riser, he had a unique vantage point on the greatest rock show of all time, with the KISS Army looking back at him night after night. Peter Criscuola had come a long way from the homemade drum set he pounded on nonstop as a kid growing up in Brooklyn in the fifties. He endured lean years, street violence, and the rollercoaster music scene of the sixties, but he always knew heâ€™d make it. Makeup to Breakup is Peter Crissâ€™s eye-opening journey from the pledge to his ma that heâ€™d one day play Madison Square Garden to doing just that. He conquered the rock worldâ€”composing and singing his bandâ€™s all-time biggest hit, â€śBethâ€ť (1976)â€”but he also faced the perils of stardom and his own mortality, including drug abuse, treatment in 1982, near-suicides, two broken marriages, and a hard-won battle with breast cancer. Criss opens up with a level of honesty and emotion previously unseen in any musicianâ€™s memoir. Makeup to Breakup is the definitive and heartfelt account of one of rockâ€™s most iconic figures, and the importance of faith and family. Rock â€™nâ€™ roll has been chronicled many times, but never quite like this.