May 7 : Mark St. John co-written song on
Joey C. Jones compilation From
KISS Related Recordings On
April 29, Demon Doll Records have released Joey C. Jones compilation
album "Best Of Volume One".
The 21 track album is made up of songs from various of Joey's
projects, like Shock Tu (1989/1990), Joey C. Jones and The Glory
Hounds (1993), Crabtree (1999), Orange Helicopter (2000) and Joey's
collaboration with CC DeVille in the latter's narcotic induced
post-Poison project Needle Park.
The album marks the Joey C. Jones / Mark St. John penned song
"Comin' On". Compared to the other 20 tracks, "Comin'
On" sounds like a very good demo-recording.
The song must have been
taped in 1989 / 1990 prior to Shock Tu's (unreleased) debut album.
It's unconfirmed by Joey yet, but it's possible that Mark St. John
also plays guitar on this recording.
Also unconfirmed is that Joey C. Jones and Mark St. John wrote 2
more songs together.
In 1985 vocalist Joey C Jones had been approached by Dana Strum in
regard to auditioning for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Strum ended
up producing the Sweet Savage EP (1985) at Baby-O Studios in
Purchase JOEY C. JONES "Best Of Volume One" at Demon Doll Records
April 28 :
ENDLESS BOOGIE - Back In '74 (KISS inspired song) From
KISS Related Recordings
American rock band ENDLESS BOOGIE will release their 5th studio
album "Vibe Killer" on May 19, 2017. The album features a KISS'
inspired song entitled "Back In '74".
ENDLESS BOOGIE is formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York, by Matador
Records employees and a professional record collector for jamming.
Initially having no plans to record or to tour, the band played
their first live show in 2001.
The tale of "Back In '74," tells of a misadventure involving LSD,
freak-shaming and an early, breakthrough live performance by KISS,
set against the backdrop of a Kite festival and outdoor concert in
April 28 : LISA
LANE KULICK & BRUCE KULICK - If I Could Show You From
Kiss and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick has
teamed up with his wife Lisa Lane Kulick to release a brand-new
single, “If I Could Show You.”
The song, marks the first time the couple has released an original
composition together. In an exclusive interview, they talk about the
challenges of combining their differing musical styles together.
The couple’s 2014 wedding provided the spark for their first
collaboration together. “She made a suggestion,” Bruce explains.
“She played a song for me that Barbara Streisand used at her
wedding, called ‘I
Dreamed Of You.'”
They decided to record their own version to use for the ceremony.
The ceremony was also the first time “If
Could Show You” was played in public.
“One night we were just listening to different songs that didn’t
make the cut for
[Bruce Kulick’s 2010 solo album] BK3, and I said, ‘Why
didn’t you do that one?'”
Lisa remembers. “He said there were already too many ballads. I told
him one day I would love for you to put that on your next solo CD,
or I would love to sing it sometime. So, we called on our friend
Andrew London to help finish the lyrics and sing and play the song
on piano. And that was the song that played as I walked into the
wedding with my son.”
Eventually, the couple decided to record their own version of the
track, a decision Bruce did not take lightly. “I know my wife could
sing; I know she loved rock. I knew she loved Kiss. We played at the
Rock and Roll Fantasy camp, we did “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and
everyone was like ‘oh my God, your wife is amazing,’ that kind of
thing. But entering my world with this song, that was a very serious
turn of the page, and something that really needed to be handled in
a bigger way. I believe in my wife, and I love her voice, but this
is the first time it was going to be us, and not a homage to a
standard. This is an original song.”
After initially considering recording the song acoustically, the
Kulicks decided to go all-out by adding bass and drums. “The biggest
struggle was putting the ingredients together, and at the same time
being honest with ourselves and organic with it,” recalls Bruce.
“The worst thing would have been for Lisa not to be Lisa, or for me
to totally get out of her way and not to play melodically and
passionately the way I like to play lead guitar.”
April 10 :
7th HEAVEN "Rock Medley 1" - "Shout it Out Loud" From
7th HEAVEN band
7th HEAVEN just released a video for their NEW "Rock Medley 1, which
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Heaven - Warrant
Dream On - Aerosmith
Slow and Easy - Whitesnake
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
In My Dreams - Dokken
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Dance The Night Away - Van Halen
Round and Round - Ratt
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Nothing but a Good Time - Posion
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Shout it Out Loud
- KISS (ca. 10:13)
Let It Go - Def Leppard
You Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
Come on Feel The Noise - Quiet Riot
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
March 19 :
Gene Simmons "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry tribute From
KISS Related Recordings
Recorded live at Wizard World Comic Con - Saturday, March 18, 2017,
The Agora Theater , Cleveland, OH
March 13 :
BOB KULICK to release new album feat. Eric & Bruce From
Head First Entertainment
GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER / GUITARIST BOB KULICK TO RELEASE 'SKELETONS
IN THE CLOSET' - ENLISTS ALL STAR CAST
Throughout his forty year music career Bob Kulick has worked with an
astonishing array of artists: From Meat Loaf to Motorhead. From KISS
to Michael Bolton. WASP to Diana Ross as well as legends such as
Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley's first solo
album and tour.
After serving as a sideman and producer for much of his professional
career, Bob Kulick has decided that it was time to release a solo
album - and he brought along a few of his good friends to support
him in the endeavour. Joining Bob on the album are
Lead vocalists - Dee Snider, Robin McAuley, Andrew Freeman, Vick
Wright, Todd Kerns, David Glen Eisley, Dennis St James
Bassists - Rudy Sarzo, Chuck Wright, Bobby Ferrari,
BRUCE KULICK, Dennis St James, Kjell
Keyboardists - Doug Katsaros, Jimmy Waldo
Drummers - Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali,
ERIC SINGER, Brent Fitz, Scot Coogan,
Chuck Burgi, Bobby Rock, Jay Schellen
With Bob himself providing all of the guitar tracks and co-producing
the album along with Bobby Ferrari at Vegas View Recording in Las
Skeletons in the Closet will be released in late Spring through
Vanity Music Group (distributed via RED / Sony Music).
Half of Skeletons in the Closet is comprised of brand new material
while the other half is comprised of retrospective material from
Bob's albums with
MURDERER'S ROW and
SKULL. "After finishing the five new
songs, the idea of including five of my favorite songs from my past
rounded things out nicely," Bob says. "Brand New songs and then the
'Skeletons In The Closet!'"
The tracklisting for Skeletons in the Closet is as follows:
Not Before You
India (from Murderer's Row)
Skeletons in the Closet (from Murderer's Row)
Guitar Commandos (from Skull - also features a guitar duel with
Can't Stop the Rock (Previously unreleased track)
Eyes of a Stranger (from Skull)
His talents have earned Kulick a dozen gold and platinum records,
and aside from writing for the traditional album format, he’s
written and performed songs for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Square Pants
(David Glen Eisley's "Sweet
Victory") and the theme song for WWE’s
Superstar Wrestler Triple H, "The Game."
March 4 :
Gene Simmons debut his solo live band From
KISS Related Recordings
Gene Simmons is set to play solo shows in conjunction with Wizard
World Comic Con events in five cities over the course of 2017. With
the first performance in Cleveland coming up in two weeks, Simmons
and his new band warmed up at a private corporate event in Vancouver
(Canada) this past Thursday (March 2, 2017).
Backing Simmons at the shows will reportedly be guitarist Phil
Shouse (Rodney Atkins, John Corabi, Lipstick, Thee Rock 'n Roll
Residency), drummer Jarred Pope (Thee Rock 'n Roll Residency),
guitarist/bassist Jeremy Asbrock (The Shazam, John Corabi, Thee Rock
'n Roll Residency) and guitarist Ryan Cook (Hair Of The Dog, Thee
Rock 'n Roll Residency)
Vancouver March 2, 2017 setlist (written by Gene Simmons)