2003 news- compilation
KISS Related Recordings only)
Containing news on unreleased,
unfinished and shelved albums and projects, rare cover
In other words, if the recording is completed and/ or
released, all details can be found on KRR's regular
|November 13, 2003
: Richie Scarlet live album
Richie Scarlet, who for many years has
toured with guitar great Leslie West and was guitarist and
vocalist of the early incarnations of Frehley's Comet and later
Ace Frehley Band, will release his new live CD from Nov. 17
through Poptown Records. Richie Scarlet Live - Stage to Stage has
10 killer songs from various RS solo gigs, featuring Larry Fisher
on bass, Steve Werner on drums and Pete Gallanari on keyboards.
|November 8, 2003
Torpedo Girls' Mike Stone prepares for very special album
"The Forgotten Songs" is the name
of a project by Mike Stone from KISS cover band Torpedo Girls (www.torpedogirls.com),
for which he is going to record some 12 KISS songs (demos) that
have never been released of finished by KISS. Some of these tunes
only exist in rough demo version without complete instruments or
vocals. Mike Stone is working with a team of European musicians to
turn these tracks into new recordings, with a planned release for
Summer of 2004 on .95 Holy Records. At the moment we got
much help and support from a lot of musicians and friends
If you ever wanted to be part of a CD recording, this is
your chance as you are invited to join the recording party in
On Saturday, December 20 the recording party takes place at:
Stadium At Fleher Strasse 224 b, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Mike Stone is considering an intro of the song Rotten To The Core
(written by Gene Simmons in '76 during the Rock And Roll Over
sessions) as a big 'scream' by the KISS fan-audience, which will
be recorded digitally that night. Entrance is free and musicians
of all kinds (guitar, violin, flute, etc.) on a semi professional
level - and proof that you're a KISS fan - are invited to become
part of this recording project too. Send you application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, check out www.mikestone.beep.de
Frehley as actor and music composer for new movie 'Remedy' ... ?
According to the Internet Movie Database, former KISS
guitarist Ace Frehley will be in the upcoming movie 'Remedy'
as an actor and as the music composer. The film was written by
Nicholas Reiner and directed by Christian Maelen. It's
tentatively due in 2004. No further information is available
at this time.
Fleischman Added To "All Star" Project
The Christian "All-Star" project from the band
Liberty n' Justice's album Welcome To The Revolution has added
two new all-stars.......and the guys have now revealed the
artists plus the song titles of all the songs. The North
American release will have 15 tracks and overseas will have
two new bonus tracks!
Now added to the album are Harry Hess and Robert Fleischman!
Also appearing are Lou Gramm (Foreigner), John Schlitt
(Petra), Michael Sweet (Stryper) , Bob Carlisle, Wes King,
Scott Wenzel (White Cross), Jeff Fenholt (TBN/Black Sabbath),
Rick Florian (White Heart), Greg X. Volz (Petra), Jamie Rowe
(Guardian/London Calling), Dale Thompson (Bride), Mike Roe
(77's), Doug Phelps (Kentucky Headhunters), Mitch McVicker and
Paul Q. Pek (One Bad Pig).
Robert Fleischman (ex Vinnie Vincent) will be singing on a
track titled "Lord's Prayer."
More information and MP3 sound samples at: www.3chordrecords.net
20, 2003 : Paul Stanley Working On Solo Album
Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo
album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. As
previously reported, Kiss vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons is
also working on a solo project. Stanley says he's working with
a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, who has
written songs with or for the likes of Celine Dion, Bon Jovi,
Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears and 'N Sync.
"He's a great writer, and, actually, a big Kiss
fan," Stanley says, adding that he'll start really
focusing on the project after Kiss' upcoming co-headlining
tour with Aerosmith. "It's in the process of being
Fans shouldn't expect any unused Kiss relics to surface on the
project, which should be issued next year. "I'm a big
believer that, if a song doesn't make it on an album, there's
a reason," Stanley says, "and to dig up something
that's been sitting around for 10 or 15 years doesn't seem
worth it, because at some point, sure, it can see the light of
day, just by default. And that's not enough reason.
"I believe if something gets rejected time and time
again, it probably doesn't belong on an album," he
continues. "I also like to think that a song is like a
fresh issue of a magazine or a newspaper. Ya know, the ink is
still wet because it's current. Recycling old stuff, to me, is
not of any interest, because as life goes on, there are new
experiences to draw from."
Stanley and Simmons haven't issued solo sets since each
original member of Kiss simultaneously released such a project
in 1978. Simmons recently told Billboard.com his album will
feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa. He's
also courting the likes of Axl Rose, Phish's Trey Anastasio,
and John Mellencamp for guest turns.
ARMY NORWAY Tribute album ?
Kiss Army Norway recently organized a poll looking for the
best Kiss cover versions from Norway.
Below are the results of recordings which probably will appear
on a KISS ARMY NORWAY Tribute compilation, which release
are planned later this year.
BEST KISS-COVER Version (over all)
C'mon And Love Me - Smalltown Rockets
God Of Thunder - Shirleys Temple
Getaway - The Carburetors
Mr. Blackwell - Lost At Last
BEST RE-ARRANGEMENT of a Kiss song :
God Of Thunder - Shirleys Temple
I Love It Loud - NullSkatteSnyltere
Mr. Blackwell - Lost At Last
Psycho Circus - Bjørn Blestrud
Snow Blind - Christian Meyer
BEST IMITATION (close to the original version) of a Kiss
C'mon And Love Me - Smaltown Rockets
It's My Life - Do Not Cover
Love Gun - Destroyer
She - Firehouse
Tonight You Belong To Me - Hesten
2003 : BLACK'N'BLUE
As previously reported, Black 'n Blue will record a new album
(entitled " Hell Yeah ! ") to be released on Z
Records in September 2003.
Original lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will not be appearing on
the album. In Thayer's place will be Billy Morris, previously
from the Paul Gilbert band and Warrant.
2003 : SEAN
DELANEY has passed away
Sad to report that SEAN DELANEY, our first road manager,
co-writer and much more...has passed away. BILL AUCOIN, the
band's first manager, called to tell me the sad news. Our
condolences to the Delaney family. Sean and I spoke only a few
weeks ago. He told me he had just started working with a new
English Country and Western band. Aucoin also told me about
that venture. Sean seemed happy to be working on something he
cared about again. He also asked if he could introduce us when
we played in his home town, and I, of course said yes. We both
made plans to see each other when we arrived in his city.
Corabi departs Brides Of Destruction
John Corabi has announced that he is leaving Brides of
Destruction, the band formed by Nikki Sixx and Tracii Guns to
pursue a solo career. "It's amicable," says Corabi.
"We're still friends, I am just really excited about the
songs I've been writing and want to get a jump on my solo
Brides of Destruction - Nikki Sixx (bass), Tracii Guns
(guitar), Scott Coogan (drums) and London LeGrand (vocals) -
are about to begin recording their debut album that will be
out later this year.
Say's Nikki Sixx, "I have known John for years, we worked
together on a Mötley Crüe album and we've had a blast
working with him in the Brides of Destruction. We wish John
nothing but the best. Besides, John just kicks ass as a
songwriter and we can't wait to hear what he does next."
1, 2003 :
forthcoming KLAUDIA ROCK album features two
Kiss cover versions
ROCK is formed 2001 in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina by
Claudia Strok (lead vocals and keyboard) and Mario Navarro
(Guitars and Choirs). After some line-up changes and playing
several places, mostly in the south area of Buenos Aires, the
band began to record its first disc " Esencia "
November 27, 2002 in charge of Mr. Mariano Ripalda.
Klaudia Rock's upcoming disc will feature two Kiss cover
versions "Everytime I Look At You" and "Rock
and Roll All Nite", among 7 Spanish songs, all composed
by Claudia Strok.
Even the bands intension is not to sound like KISS, they also
did record a Spanish version of "Everytime I Look At
You" (not will included on the album), as well that
the band did not record their version of Kiss
"Forever", a song which Klaudia Rock performs live
during their sets. At the moment the band is finalizing the
album for a release this year.
2. Punto Final
3. Every Time I Look At You
4. Corazon En Quiebra
5. Debo Resignarme
6. Blues De Mi Condena
8. Quiero Un Caramelo
9. Rock and Roll All Nite
For more info email Claudia
5, 2003 : KISS'
Simmons Re-Activates Record Label
Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has put his Simmons Records
imprint back into operation and is now seeking talent in a
variety of genres. "I'm proud to say I have a new joint
venture partner," says Simmons. "If you know of
local talent in your area and want me to hear it, send [it to]
me." Partnership details are forthcoming. "We
released a few bands and did okay," writes Simmons of the
label's previous incarnation on his official web site. Simmons
Records was last active in the late 1980s and previously
distributed through RCA/BMG. The Kiss bassist's company
released records by hard rock acts like House Of Lords, Silent
Rage, and Gypsy Rose with moderate success. In the pop genre,
Simmons says "I'm looking for talent in their teens or
early twenties. You don't have to write songs, but you better
have the talent. It can be almost anything." As for rock,
Simmons advises, "You should be able to write songs. If
you're the coolest local band in your area, but you think
you've got something different, send me your stuff.