August 4 : Paul
Stanley announces First-Ever SOUL STATION concert From :
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has announced the
first-ever SOUL STATION concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood,
California on September 11.
Soul Station is a ten piece coalition of some of today’s leading
musicians paying tribute to an era of great soul music.
“When I was a boy, before I ever saw the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw
Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw the Temptations. It’s tragic
to think that so many people are missing out on experiencing the
power of so many great bands, artists and that incredible music,”
said Stanley. “That music is part of the foundation of all the music
I’ve made and Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night
that’s real and live.”
To clarify further he adds, “I don’t play guitar in the band and we
don’t do a single KISS song. That's not what this is about,” Stanley
continues. “It’s magical to hear those songs played right and we’re
“We’re living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing
tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of
real live R&B,” says Stanley. “When I was a boy, before I ever saw
the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw
the Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the
music I’ve made. Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a
night that’s real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the
respect it deserves. Whether it’s the Stylistics, the Dramatics, the
Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Blue Magic and on, these
songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away.” To clarify
further he adds, “I don’t play guitar in the band and we don’t do a
single KISS song. That's not what this is about,” Stanley continues.
“It’s magical to hear those songs played right and we’re making
September 11, Soul Station debut at Los Angeles’ legendary Roxy
Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning 3pm ET/2pm CT/noon PT
today, August 4th, at
Stanley’s legendary band members will include: Rafael “Hoffa”
Moreira (guitar & backing vocals), Sean Hurley (bass), Alex
Alessandroni (keyboards), Ely Rise (keyboards), Eric Singer (drums &
backing vocals), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Nelson Beato (backing
vocals), Crystal Starr (backing vocals) and Ayana Layli (backing
As co-founder of KISS, Stanley has piloted the band's music and
business through its 40-year career as one of the biggest bands in
the history of rock. In addition to 100 million in world sales,
their 30 U.S. gold albums make them the #1 American band for most
certified gold albums. Stronger than ever, the KISS legacy continues
to grow, generation after generation. In celebration of 40 years,
the band released KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring forty tracks
spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year recording career. Stanley has
further established his legacy when his memoir Face The Music: A
Life Exposed debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list
upon its April 2014 release.
Soul Station Band Members
Rafael “Hoffa” Moreira (guitar & backing vocals)
Moreira has performed and recorded with the likes of Pink, Christina
Aguilera, Steven Tyler, Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block,
Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder in addition to being featured on
television shows The Voice, American Idol, Rockstar INXS and
Sean Hurley (bass)
Hurley is an LA-based recording and touring bassist for John Mayer
and many others including Robin Thicke, Annie Lennox and Ringo
Alex Alessandroni (keyboards)
Alessandroni has performed, directed and/or recorded with artists
such as Babyface, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Nelly
Furtado, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Evans, Tony Braxton, Bobby Brown,
Natalie Cole, Mike Patton and many more.
Ely Rise (keyboards)
Rise has performed on television shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show
and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to having written and produced
for acts such as Adam Lambert, Macy Gray and Mike Posner. He stands
as the go-to session player for some of today’s biggest producers.
ERIC SINGER (drums & backing vocals)
Singer has been a member of KISS for over 20 years, recording and
touring worldwide to millions of fans. He has also toured with Brian
May, Black Sabbath, Lita Ford and Alice Cooper.
Ramon Yslas (percussion)
Yslas is one of modern music’s most accomplished in his field,
having done world tours and performances with platinum artists
including Christina Aguilera, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Lopez and the
Backstreet Boys. He has made numerous network television appearances
with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride and Carlos Santana
on shows such as Saturday Night Live, Oprah, American Idol, The
Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
Nelson Beato (backing vocals)
Beato has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey,
Celine Dion, Adele, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Justin
Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar and has appeared as a background
vocalist on American Idol and The Voice. His voice can also be heard
on albums by Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Guy Sebastian and Bebe
Crystal Starr (backing vocals)
Starr has backed artists such as Jessica Simpson, Stevie Wonder,
Kanye West and Ariana Grande in addition to competing on American
Idol and recently starring on Broadway’s Baby It’s You. Starr has
also been a background vocalist on The Voice.
Ayana Layli (backing vocals)
Layli has sung for movies, commercials and records and began touring
across the globe with singer/songwriter Sergio Mendes at the age of
21. She has also been a background vocalist for American Idol and
August 2 : SLASH
And ACE FREHLEY Record THIN LIZZY Classic From :
Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has recorded a guest appearance
on a cover version of a THIN LIZZY classic for original KISS axeman
Ace Frehley's forthcoming covers album, due later in the year via
Slash wrote on
Twitter : "Had a really fun, live session with @Ace_Frehley last
night jamming on a #ThinLizzy tune for his new covers album. Good
15 : New Andrew London single feat. Bruce Kulick
(free download) From :
Andrew London (facebook) Growing
up in California, I have always loved the summertime. This year I’ve
been driving the coast highway, finding a few songs along the way.
Today, I am excited to share the first single “American Summer” as a
Make sure to roll your windows down and give it a listen.
Earlier this year Bruce and I sat in a Hollywood studio where some
of the biggest records of the '60s were made and recorded guitars
for the song “American Summer.”
We wanted a bright, Petty-meets-Townshend vibe to match the “driving
the California coast” sound of the song.
Bruce’s guitars are all over - A hi-strung acoustic starts the song,
his Gibson “Elvis Dove” acoustic, and plenty of electrics - a cherry
SG with p90s and a Les Paul Jr on the rhythms. We were all smiles
leaving the studio and proud to have the song available for FREE
12 : New recorded KISS song : " Don't Touch My Ascot " From :Kiss Related Recordings
KISS have teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on a new
animated full-length film called "Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll
Mystery" that is available for download on July 10, and on DVD and
Blu-Ray on July 21.
But before the film arrives a new song called “Don’t Touch My Ascot”
featuring KISS with co-writers Greg Collins and Jared Faber from the
film have surfaced online.
“Don’t Touch My Ascot” written By Tony Cervone, Greg Collins, Jared
Faber, is a 1:13 minute long Jazzy a-capella song which features the
lead vocals of all current KISS members in this order : Paul
Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
Here's KISS having fun with the new song "Don't Touch My Ascot" from
Scooby-Doo! & KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery.
July 5 :
Thomas Zwijsen flamenco cover of "Rock 'n Roll All Nite" From :
Thomas Zwijsen will release his new album of original work on
October 3rd, 2015.
The new full-length album, Divide & Unite, will contain 11 original
The songs clearly display Thomas' classical background, as well as
his influences of flamenco, rock and metal.
Anyone who pre-orders the album on CD will receive some cool extras,
including a bonus EP containing 4 arrangements (of metal songs) for
Track listing Bonus EP
1 Speed Of Light - Iron Maiden
2 Ram it Down – Judas Priest
3 Rock and Roll All Night - KISS
July 3 : UNDISCOVERED KISSTORY: VINNIE
The Full Story Of Vinnie Vincent's Awesome Pre-Kiss Band From :
Standard KISSTORY will tell you that before he
joined KISS in 1982, guitarist Vinnie Vincent (AKA Vinnie Cusano)
was in a band called
WARRIOR with some of the members of the band
NEW ENGLAND. Not much else seems to be said about this band
except that their demos have turned up in collector's circles and
This brief bit of information always left me curious with many
Who were Warrior? What was their KISS connection? Did they do gigs?
How serious was the band? Is that really Vinnie Vincent singing lead
vocals on those alleged
WARRIOR demos ? And the one that has caused the most debate
amongst KISS fans for years, is Vinnie as unpredictable and crazy as
KISS like to make out?
The other members of
WARRIOR were Jimmy Waldo on keys, Gary Shea on bass and Hirsh
Gardner on drums. Together with John Fannon on guitar and lead
vocals, they had been New England. The story of Warrior actually
starts not with Vinnie but with