June 21 : "Legends Never Die" on Gene
Simmons demo box set From
Micki Free (facebook)
So cool! Gene Simmons called me today to inform me our song we wrote
together; "Legends Never Die" will be included in a box set Gene
will release on
Rhino Records !...Great to hear from my
mentor the God of Thunder himself!
KISS Related Recordings
Originally titled "When The Legends Dies", credited to Micki Free
and Gene Simmons. With help of Adam Mitchell, KISS demo'ed the song
as "Legends Never Die" during the "Creatures Of The NIght" sessions,
but the song never had a vocal track put on it.
From then on the song was credited to Gene Simmons, Adam Mitchell
and Micki Free.
In 1983 Simmons took the KISS track and add
WENDY O' WILLIAMS vocals to it.
KING KOBRA recorded the song for their
"III" album, which was released in 1988.
June 19 : Robert Haglund
video promo clip features Bruce Kulick From
KISS Related Recordings
Last year Swedish artist Robert Haglund, better known as one of the Four members in the Motown
The Fantastic Four, released his debut
Wanna Be Somebody".
On this album Robert sings his
favorite Hard Rock tunes in a jazz style, an unique and personal
album. The quest Musicians are well known in music business,
here you find Bruce Kulick (KISS) Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake)
Swedens most famous jazz singer Svante Thuresson, Tony Harnell
(Skid Row / TNT), Kee Marcello (Europe), Fred Coury (Cinderella)
Jan Johansen etc.
Album Tracklist :
1 Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City - Whitesnake cover
2 Enter Sandman - Metallica cover
3 Don't Believe a Word - Thin Lizzy cover
4 Ice Cream Man - Van Halen cover
5 Love Gun - KISS cover
6 Holy Diver - DIO cover
7 The Price - Twisted Sister cover
8 Ace of Spades - Motorhead cover
9 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi cover
10 I Wanna Be Somebody - WASP cover
Bruce Kulick is playing guitar on "Love Gun" (KISS) , Enter Sandman"
(Metallica) and "Don't Believe a Word" (Thin Lizzy).
June 19 :
Original KISS drummer PETER CRISS performs final show From
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss played what was being billed as
his final U.S. concert this past Saturday, June 17 at the Cutting
Room in New York City.
Peter Criss performed the following setlist:
- I Can’t Stop The Rain (video)
- Hooked On Rock ’N’ Roll (video)
- Strange Ways (video)
- Strutter (video)
- You Matter To Me (video)
- Don’t You Let Me Down (video)
- Hooligan (video)
- Nothin' To Lose (video)
- Words (video)
- Hard Luck Woman (video)
- Beth (video)
- Rock And Roll All Nite (video)
- Sing, Sing, Sing (video)
Criss handled the vocals and some of the drums at the show and was
backed by musical director and keyboardist Alex Salzman, guitarist
Erik Rudic from the band the COLD SEAS and a horn and string
Criss's set consisted of KISS classics and his solo songs, including
"I Can't Stop The Rain", from the 1978 solo album "Peter Criss".
Criss handed out roses while he sang "Beth" and closed out the set
with the swing classic "Sing Sing Sing".
Asked by Australia's
The Rockpit in a brand new interview if he
is "moving on to do other things," Criss responded: "You know what?!
I'm 71. That scares me when I say that, but if you're around me, I'm
like a 15-year-old kid — I really am. But I've had an amazing career
in music. I was around in the '60s and '70s, which was about the
best time to be a musician. I actually saw Janis Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix and Jim Morrison and THE BEATLES when I was young. I've seen
the greatest of the greats perform. I grew up at a time when music
was so cool. There was Bob Dylan, and things were changing — things
were becoming amazing for musicians in the world. So I played clubs
for 15 years, then I started the band with the guys.'
He continued: "I'm a big BEE GEES fan, I was watching the salute to
Barry [Gibb, the last surviving member of the BEE GEES], I've been a
big fan since they started, and I love that he got up there and
performed. And I see now all these guys, from THE ROLLING STONES,
Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and we're all in our 70s now, and I
hate to say it, but we're dying out, and that's so real. There's
less rock and roll in the world, less music in the world, and it's
"So I'm 71 I'm in the best health I've been in for a while, and I
thought if I'm gonna do it, I've gotta do it now. I had male breast
cancer and I beat it, and that's really changed my life, and my wife
also beat cancer too, so I went out I signed autographs, I wrote a
book. When I connected [with the fans] again, I got to hear their
stories and they'd ask me if I'd play again or sing again; there was
so much love. And when I looked around, everyone was slowing down or
retiring, like Eric Clapton, and I wondered what I have left."
Criss added that he is planning on finally completing the solo album
that he started work on nine years ago.
"Before my cancer, I really put down some really heavy rock and
roll. I put down some ballads too, but it was heavier than the stuff
I normally do. And then I got sick and I put it aside and I've been
sat on it these last eight years. And when I moved to California, I
took it with me. There aren't any vocals on there yet, but I played
it to a good friend and he told me that it was the best stuff he'd
heard in years and I had to finish it, so when I'm over in June to
play my last show in New York City, I'll finish it."
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