March 2 : STONE
SOUR to release cover EP featuring KISS "Love Gun" From :
Acclaimed rockers STONE SOUR have announced details of "Meanwhile In
Burbank…" a five-song "Record Store Day" exclusive EP featuring
covers of legendary artists BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, KISS, JUDAS
PRIEST and ALICE IN CHAINS. Recorded live at Room 237 in Burbank,
California, "Meanwhile In Burbank…" will be available on vinyl
exclusively at select record stores on April 18.
"Meanwhile In Burbank…" track listing:
01. We Die Young (ALICE IN CHAINS cover)
02. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
03. Love Gun (KISS cover)
04. Creeping Death (METALLICA cover)
05. Children Of The Grave (BLACK SABBATH cover)
Corey Taylor said on "The Jasta Show" podcast about the record,
"This is something that we've been talking about since the first
album came out, with STONE SOUR. We've always wanted to do this.
Even as people have come, people have gone, this is still something
we've always come back to, and we just never had the opportunity to
do it. And we just kind of said, 'Well, screw it.'"
On its last North American tour, STONE SOUR played a different cover
every night, including METALLICA's "Creeping Death", KISS' "Love
Gun", JUDAS PRIEST's "Heading Out To The Highway" and PETER
GABRIEL's "In Your Eyes".
January 31 : THE
RADIO SUN - Original Tribute Song To Ace Frehley From :
melodic rock band The Radio Sun have penned an original tribute to
Ace Frehley titled 'SpaceMan'. Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to
say 'all of us in The Radio Sun grew up on a healthy diet of KISS
and in particular were all inspired by the original spaceman Ace
Frehley. This song is a bit of fun and is not meant to defame anyone
in particular but rather a stance acknowledging the original
The Radio Sun will release their second full length album mid 2015,
currently being mixed by Paul Laine (ex Danger Danger). "SpaceMan"
will not be on the upcoming album but rather something special the
band put together before the full length album's release. SpaceMan"
will be released as a
4 song CD/EP and will also be available on ITunes, Spotify, Google
Play etc. soon.
People can hear the song here:
January 21 :
Bruce Kulick records with Dreams In The Witch House From :
Witch House Rocks/
Kiss Related Recordings
Bruce Kulick was in the Stagg Street Studio (Van Nuys, CA) with
Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.), Tina Guo-Morabito and Swedish actor Stefan
Sauk recording songs for a 2CD album, which is going to be the
foundation for the movie " Dreams In The Witch House : A
Lovecraftian Rock Opera". The movie is going to be filmed in about a
In 2013 Dreams in The Witch House have released an album with the
same title "A
Lovecraftian Rock Opera", also featuring Bruce Kulick.
January 12 :
Bruce Kulick on Immortal Randy Rhoads Tribute album From :
of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the
late, great Randy Rhoads - best known for his work with OZZY
OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT n-will be celebrated in the truest of
fashions with the release of "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate
Tribute" on February 23 (Europe) and
March 3, 2015 (USA) via UDR Music.
A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, "Immortal Randy
Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" is performed by twenty top
contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners
Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more
designated musicians like Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Tom
Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN &
HELL, BLACK SABBATH), Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH,
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF
BODOM), George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY
Bruce Kulick (KISS), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), Dweezil
Zappa and others.
The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning
guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.
Along with the album, "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute"
will contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version,
including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists,
hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a
teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy's
mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.
"Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" will also be
available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.
January 11 : MARCEESE 's 2nd folk KISS Tribute album
and videoclip From :
Kiss Related Recordings/
In April 2013 Berlin based folksinger and
guitarplayer Marceese released his first full KISS Tribute album "Baby
Driver". He announced to record the complete KISS backing
catalog from the 70's area. On January 23, 2015 Timezone Records is
set to release his second coup called "Have
Love, Will Travel". He made it his business.
Like on his first KISS cover album Marceese nearly forgoes the big
hits and leave some die-hard-fans with clueless faces. And
surprisingly the new interpretations sound way older than the
originals by Gene, Ace, Peter and Paul ! Which is result of Marceese
slipping over his own Americana-folk-style to 70's Hard Rock tunes.
"Tomorrow and Tonight" and "Move On"for example sounds like 40ies /
But again you count on that native Berliner, so he thunderstruck
with a Hendrix-influenced version of the disco-song "Dirty Livn'",
just to keep it up with a cheesy yearning variation of "Easy
Love, Will Travel" is a varied folk record in the broadest
sense, far away from the excessively buffoonery of the New York Hard
Love, Will Travel" track list :
01 Tomorrow and Tonight
02 Man Of 1000 Faces
03 Plaster Caster
04 I Want You
06 Got Love For Sale
07 Easy Thing
08 Move On
09 Dirty Livin'
10 Rip It Out
11 Rock and Roll All Nite
January 1 : Momoiro Clover Z x KISS
Collaboration on YouTube From :
KISS have recorded two new songs with the Japanese Idol winners
Momoiro Clover Z (also known as Momoclo). The 13th single for the
Japanese group, "Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina", was co-written by Paul
Stanley and producer Greg Collins with lyrics by Yuho Iwasato and
Stanley. Momoclo takes the lead on the song while KISS provides the
instrumentation and backing vocals.
The KISS version will also include the extra song SAMURAI SON, which
is also slated to be included on the January 28th release of the
Japanese version of “Best of KISS 40".
"Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" credits :
Lyrics ：Iwasato Yuho, Paul Stanley
Music ： Paul Stanley, Greg Collins
Arrangement ： KISS, Greg Collins
Player and Chorus ：KISS
"Samurai Son" credits :
Lyrics ： Paul Stanley
Music ： Paul Stanley, Greg Collins
Arrangement ： KISS, Greg Collins
Player ： KISS
Chorus ： Momoiro Clover Z
Here's the official sneak peek trailer for the KISS vs. Momoiro
Clover Z single that will be released on January 28. It will be
released in two versions - "Momoclo Edition" and "KISS Edition" -
via iTunes in 120 countries.