One of the first "heavy" bands, if not the VERY first hard rock band I ever liked was KISS.
Their 1970s albums, and exposure in Tiger Beat and 16 and all the other teen pop/rock magazines back in the day were a good escape besides comic books.
The further you get into discovering a band you really dig, you end up in the zone of books and magazines - you learn the band's and musicians' history - musical and private and the people that surround them.
Some of the biographical info you will learn you won't know if it is true or false, or speculating gossip.
Now with the internet, you can even HEAR.
Months ago I read http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ace-frehley-announces-lineup-of-his-touring-band/ , and in the section below it, one posted the comment
"Rachael Gordon (Better than the Tube Bar, Jerky Boys, Alec Baldwin phone calls) on YouTube"
A googlesearch later and found it.
Years ago, when I was reading about another one of my fave bands that was on the Casablanca Records label, ANGEL , and
Gordon G.G. Gebert, was on the keyboards for their reunion instead of Greg Giuffria.
The more I started for info on Gebert, there were nasty comments on music forums that he ripped off Ace Frehley and his fanclub members.
I have no idea if that is true.
But here is a phonecall from somebidy that is in the camp that doesn't trust him.