Kiss Prepping New Documentary with Director Alan G. Parker
Published Aug 06, 2013The story behind face-painted hard rockers Kiss has been told over a series of documentaries and interviews over the years, but the band are promising a new film titled You Wanted the Best...You Got the Best will be the "definitive" telling of their long and fabled career.
A press release notes that the band have brought director Alan G. Parker (Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Who Killed Nancy, Rebel Truce: The History of the Clash) onboard for the project, which will apparently detail bassist Gene Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley's time in glam band Wicked Lester before splintering off and forming Kiss. Presumably, it will detail the group's meteoric rise in the '70s to present-day activity.
"We are thrilled to have Alan onboard to help tell the definitive Kiss story, a story of insanity… dedication… and a take-no-prisoners attitude combining to create the most spectacular beast in rock'n'roll history: Kiss," Stanley said in a statement. "Alan's knowledge of the band amazed even us! We wanted the best…. we got the best!"
Parker added, "I'm incredibly proud to be on board for this film, telling the story of a band I love so much and that has such a rich history."
Kiss recently wrapped up a Canadian leg of their tour behind their latest LP Monster, which made headlines in Toronto after face-painted fans were denied alcohol at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre over identity concerns.