(Classic Rock) Former KISS drummer Peter Criss came so close to suicide that he put his gun in his mouth and prepared to pull the trigger.
He was sitting in the remains of his Hollywood apartment after the Northridge earthquake in 1994, which killed 57, injured nearly 9000 and caused over $20bn of damage. And although he had a bag containing $100,000 in cash, Criss was haunted by the fact that he'd once been worth over $12m.
In an excerpt from his book, published by Rolling Stone, the drummer tells how he thought: "I'm going to f**king die in some sh*thole apartment – Jesus, I don't believe you're going to take me this way." Find out what happened next.