PETER CRISS OPENS UP ABOUT ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Criss of Kiss knows what a .357 Magnum tastes like -- because he shoved the barrel of one down his throat in a suicide attempt. Rolling Stone has published an excerpt from his upcoming autobiography, "Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss." Criss writes it was 1994 and he felt like a has-been, with two failed marriages, a floundering career and hardly any money. Then the Northridge earthquake hit Southern California and destroyed what little he had. Criss says that's when he decided to kill himself. In the rubble of his apartment, with the gun in his mouth, he saw the photo of his daughter was not damaged. That's when he decided life was worth living. "Makeup to Breakup" comes out October 23.