KISS releases 3-foot-tall retrospective book

From left to right, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS attend the book launch of "Kiss Monster" on July 3, 2012, in London.
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(CBS/AP) Glam rockers KISS are releasing a new retrospective book that stands three feet tall and retails for $4,299.

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

The limited edition book 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'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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