2004 news- compilation
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
Singer recording sessions with Michael Schenker / Rush Tribute
Also I recently did a couple of recording sessions for
Bob Kulick. He is producing some projects for Michael Schenker
and a RUSH tribute record.
I did one song for the Schenker record with Michael on Guitar,
Tony Franklin on Bass, Sebastian Bach on Vocals & myself
The same line-up is also on the RUSH track as well.
I have always been a huge Schenker fan ! So, this is very cool
: Ex Vinnie Vincent Invasion singer Robert Fleischman
announces the release of his latest work
We are pleased once again to keep you updated on the very
latest of Robert Fleischman's career and to announce the
official release of his four latest musical projects in
December 2004. This is an exciting time for Robert and his
fans with lots of new music on the horizon. Though primarily
known as a rock and roll singer/songwriter, much of his new
music is a bold departure from the past and takes an exciting
new direction that once again underscores Robert's trademark
cutting edge and always-adventurous musical vision.
* Dreaming In Tongues - A beautiful and sometimes
surrealistic voyage with cello and acoustic guitar taking a
minimalist instrumental approach. Robert's vocals bring the
whole thing together making this CD a classic and an original
by any standard.
* The Lord’s Prayer - In this Christian contemporary
rock release, Robert writes and sings a hauntingly beautiful
melody to the Lords Prayer.
* Kinetic Phenomena - This Electronica release is a heavy duty
mixture of pulsating rhythms and hypnotic soundscapes that
will definitely alter your consciousness!!
* Electric Raindrops - A beautiful arrangement of
soothing ambient sounds.
* New Order – AOR Fans are anticipating this work in
progress which is Robert's follow up release to the
"World In Your Eyes" album on Frontier Records.
Featuring a bonus track with an acoustic guitar version of
"Wheel In The Sky".
2, 2004 : Paul
Stanley to record more songs for solo album
This month, Paul Stanley will be in the studio again to record
some more songs for his upcoming studio album. Joining Paul in
the studio will be former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick,
who Paul wants to help him record some tunes. Before KISS did
the Rock The Nation Tour earlier this year, Bruce had already
worked with Paul on songs and obviously Bruce heard some of
the material back then. In April Bruce informed us that Paul
"is writing some great material". But obviously,
those tunes were too early to say what direction Paul is
currently heading for. A release date for Paul’s second solo
album is unknown at this point.
: Jazan Wild covers "Rock and Roll All Nite"
A while ago Jazan Wild released a 4-track demo, including an
awesome ‘jungle’ style cover of KISS’ Rock And Roll All
Nite. Produced by none other than Curt Cuomo – known for his
work with KISS/Bruce Kulick/Union to name but a few – this
demo is the build-up to an impressive project. Once you
‘enter the jungle’ and start surfing his site, you can’t
help but notice that much more is going on here than
‘just’ music – there’s a whole comic book project
behind the forthcoming full album. For the comic book, Jazan
teamed up with writer Brian Holguin and artist Kevin Conrad
(who both worked on KISS’ Psycho Circus comic book series).
This will tell the full Jazan Wild story that is being pitched
for a movie also.
Before Jazan Wild could finish the album, he had to move on to
another studio as Curt Cuomo became too busy with Axl Rose
working in his studio. On his website it's announced that his
new producer is longtime KISS associate Bob Kulick, in whose
studio Paul Stanley has been working on his forthcoming solo
album too at the same time.
The news is that the JAZAN WILD recordins are finished, while
album is now being mastered. Bob Kulick is going to help Jazan
Wild shop the album. Also, three major comic book companies
are interested in the comic book. Jazan hopes to release the
album and comic together this spring. You can check out
samples of Jazan Wild’s music, including his cover of Rock
And Roll All Nite, on his website by clicking on
"music" : www.jazanwild.com
2004 : Bruce
Kulick plays guitar on Birgit's upcoming CD
KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick plays guitar on three tracks on
the upcoming album by Birgit Schuurman, a Dutch
singer/actress/TV host (and voice of Alissa – Willy
Zilla’s best friend – in the Dutch version of Gene
Simmons’ animation series My Dad The Rock Star).
Says Bruce: “I did get to really do good work for her
disc... I am really excited about that.”
Bruce recorded these tracks in the studio of his brother Bob
Kulick last summer, after Dutch creative director Sidney
Brandeis had hooked Birgit and Bruce up. Sidney Brandeis
(owner of an entertainment company in Holland which includes a
management agency) happens to know Birgit’s producer Peter
Kardolus – with whom Bruce already did some session work a
few years ago in a studio in Amsterdam, Holland, as arranged
Peter Kardolus a.k.a. Chew Fu Phat worked with several hip hop
artists in New York and also did many rock, pop and house
projects. So, he was the perfect producer to secure Birgit’s
cross-over sound on her upcoming album "Sticky
Tales". The first single will be released on November 29,
while the album is scheduled for next year. The news of Bruce
Kulick playing guitar on three songs was announced by Birgit
on TMF - one of Holland's nationwide (music) TV stations - the
Chris Catena's upcoming album features Bruce Kulick
am working to finish my album. Doug Aldrich recorded a brand
new song I personally co - wrote with Marko Pavic as well as
the cover of "Rock Steady" from Bad Company while
Marco Mendoza recorded the bass for the song I co-wrote with
Matteo Filippini "Funk it up" and the Deep Purple
cover "Sail Away".
The other musicians recording songs for my "Discovery :
Return of the galactic Freakboy", features Mr. Bruce
Kulick who recorded brilliantly another original song, Stevie
Salas who played on the Jamiroquai's cover "Deeper
Underground" as well as the Rolling Stones ' infamous
tune "Heartbreaker" sharing the solos with my friend
Matteo Filippini, Dick Wagner who recorded the Mountain
version of "Theme for an imaginary western", Jimmy
Crespo who did the Aerosmith version of "Cry me a river
" he originally recorded with Aerosmith on "Rock in
the hard place", the wonderful singer James Christian
shares with me the lyrics of David Coverdale's solo song
"Queen of hearts" featuring a great guitar work by
Mr. Doug Bossi, Kee Marcello who played a kickin' ass version
of "Saturday night is alright for fightin' by Elthon John
and an acoustic version of "It's just the beginning"
by Europe and the Swedish guitar hero Tommy Denander who
played on the Britney Spears cover version of the song
"Toxic" and on another couple of original songs he
wrote the music of.
Gene Simmons "Speaking In Tongues" CD version
CD version of "Speaking In Tongues" (Sanctuary CD
06076-84707-2) will apparently be a spoken word show, probably
culled from the less-than-successful DVD, but possibly
enhanced with additional material. Release is still scheduled
for September 28, 2004 in the US, and October 4 in the UK
(SANCD298). What killer promotion is being done for this
release, but perhaps soundscan results for "Asshole"
and the DVD of "Speaking In Tongues" has killed any
budget for that! "Gene Simmons, arguably the most opinionated
man in music, offers a fascinating look at... himself.
Following two speaking engagements in Australia, Speaking In
Tongues is a spoken word show of Gene speaking his mind on his
favorite topics - money, success, KISS, fame, and of course
girls! Not only is Speaking In Tongues a forum for the man to
espouse his philosophies, it is also an in-depth look at his
home, his family, and his business dealings. Part stand-up
comedy, part self-help seminar, and part MTV cribs, Gene
Simmons' Speaking In Tongues is a fascinating loog at rock 'n
roll's favorite Asshole" (Sanctuary PR). The
"Speaking In Tongues" DVD (Sanctuary SVE4009) is scheduled
for release in the UK on October 25.
and Dirty Love" Remix Contest
is partnering with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to host
a remix contest for "Sweet and Dirty Love", the new
single from Simmons' second solo album, "Asshole".
The Gene Simmons Remix Contest challenges remixers to put a
new spin on "Sweet and Dirty Love" - a Gene
Simmons-penned song full of the band's famous pump and
Contestants will have access to loops created from the masters
of "Sweet and Dirty Love", as well as ACID® Xpress,
a free version of Sony Media Software's award-winning loop
based music composition tool. ACIDplanet.com provides all
content and tools needed to enter the Gene Simmons Remix
The Gene Simmons Remix Contest runs from August 24 through
October 5. The winning remix will receive Sony® Vegas® 5
software, ACID PRO 5 software, and five Loops for ACIDT loop
libraries, as well as merchandise from Gene Simmons and
ACIDplanet citizens compose original music, remix major label
artists, and collaborate on a wide range of audio and video
projects. ACIDplanet.com is the destination site for
multimedia creators and their fans.
All contest details can be found at www.AcidPlanet.com/contests.
PONY video with Gene Simmons online
If you want to see Gene Simmons (as a minister) in the
new video for Trick Pony "The Bride" just go to
their website www.trickpony.com
(audio/video section) and you can watch the whole
unheard and never-before-released Gene Simmons songs on
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Audio Visual/Sanctuary Records Group is proud to announce the
DVD & CD release of GENE SIMMONS’ SPEAKING IN TONGUES,
on August 10, 2004.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES chronicles GENE SIMMONS’ first ever, no
holds barred “lecture tour” of Australia, shocking and
tantalizing his audiences by speaking his mind on his favorite
topics – Money, Success, Fame, KISS & of course - Women!
Other highlights from SPEAKING IN TONGUES include a
fascinating in-depth look at one of rock ‘n roll’s most
legendary icon’s private life including his home, his family
and his various business dealings. Additionally, the DVD &
CD includes for the first time anywhere, over ten unheard and
never-before-released Gene Simmons songs from the seventies
through the nineties.
Records signed Bob Kulick's Skull
Records are proud to announce the signing of Skull, the early
nineties band formed by legendary guitarist Bob Kulick
(Balance, Meat Loaf). Bob's credits read like a who's who of
rock and roll and heavy metal and span more than two decades.
The release of a very special Skull compilation CD featuring
many never heard before songs, demos and alternate versions of
some of "No
Bones About It"
's best songs will be released during November 2004.
Bob Kullick made the following comment: ".I'm really
excited that people will finally be able to hear some of the
bands other songs!!!"
Skull fans can check out the all new track "Velvet
Touch" on "Rock The Nations 5", which will now
be released on July 30.
Eric Carr 4 track CD later this year
would’ve been Eric 'The Fox' Carr's 54th birthday, if he
wouldn’t have passed away after loosing his battle with
cancer in 1991. Our memories are with Eric’s family. Later
this year, they might release another Eric Carr CD as
they’re working on a 4-track CD possibly including the song
"Troubles Inside You" co-written by Eric with
longtime KISS co-writer Mitch Weisman
Kulick works on new solo album
Kulick - the former KISS guitarist who worked with Gene on his
Asshole solo album and is now working with Paul on his
upcoming solo album - has got a lot of plans for new albums.
In between touring with Grand Funk Railroad, he wants to
record an album with his brother Bob (who's also involved in
Paul's forthcoming solo album), but first Bruce is planning a
new solo album of his own for which half the material will be
acoustic while the other half will be like Crazy from his
latest album Transformer. Some songs will have vocals, other
songs will be instrumentals. Grank Funk's Tim Cashion will be
helping Bruce to get the songs together since they're
traveling so much during the band's tour this summer.
SIMMONS Says He Is 'Circling' 14-Year-Old Girl For His Record
bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message
on his web site:
"I am circling three new acts for Simmons Records. One is
a 14-year-old girl singer/songwriter, the other a hardcore
band, and the third a pop/alternative group. In addition, we
are close to finalizing an Aussie female singer/songwriter and
of course, our very own BAG...who, I believe will pleasantly
Bach DVD includes KISS cover
Bach’s brand new DVD 'Forever Wild', which which is released
June 15, is a montage of all things Bach, mainly consisting of
a concert that was filmed in 1998 at The Whiskey in Hollywood,
California. Mixing solo material with classics from his former
band Skid Row, Bach and his band also played a cover of the
KISS classic 'Parasite'. The concert is intertwined with
Bach’s VH1 Forever Wild TV footage and includes special
guest stars Joey Ramone, Vince Neil, Drea DeMatteo (The
Sopranos), Ted Nugent and much more. As a solo artist, Bach
has a deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment and has been
extensively touring with his band, Sebastian Bach &
Friends, recently playing over 200 gigs around the globe,
including Japan, Korea, and Canada, as well as arenas and
clubs around the United States.
2004 : PAUL
STANLEY: Solo Album To Surface In January 2005
guitarist/ vocalist Paul Stanley did a phone interview several
days ago with Doug Podell of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM.
Listen to the audio of the eight-and-a-half-minute
conversation in Windows Media format at this
On his upcoming solo album Paul Stanley said: "My album's
about half done and it should be out around January. I'll work
it around KISS and when the time is right, it'll be out. It's
The difference [between doing a solo album and writing a KISS
record] is… I mean, it's very easy for me to do a one-man
KISS album, 'cause in the past, there's been a lot of times
where I've come in with finished demos and we would just wind
up copying them. But in doing a solo album, instead of writing
songs with a band in mind, you put together a band with your
songs in mind — you do it backwards. So it's a lot more fun,
because you just take people in the studio that you want for a
particular song as opposed to writing a song because you have
2004 : Bruce
Kulick planning to record a new album
Kulick wrote some songs as he's planning to record a new disc
later this year. Kind of more in the acoustic style that some
of his friends and fans have requested. The crunchy riffs will
be saved for a CD with his brother.
26, 2004 :
quality CDs of every KISS show on their Rock The Nation tour
Live Concerts have announced a partnership agreement with Kiss
for their forthcoming 2004 US tour.
"We've been promising big announcements, and it doesn't
get much bigger than “The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Show on
Instant Live is teaming up with Kiss to offer high quality CDs
of every show on their Rock The Nation tour. Kiss is heading
out on the road with a new show, new stage, and set lists
featuring rarely heard gems from the entire Kiss catalog! Be
there for the spectacle that over 78 million fans have already
experienced, but this time you get to take a piece of history
home! It all kicks off June 10 in San Antonio!"
16, 2004 : KISS
Tribute project "The Forgotten Songs" update
news from the American continent! I got a confirmation message
back from former KISS guitar maniac Bruce Kulick to work on an
Eric Carr song that he co- wrote with him and Adam Mitchell.
This song, named "Just can't wait", is an unfinished
instrumental song from Eric Carr's "Rockology"
album. I made lyrics and a vocal line on it and prepare now a
complete new recording session for the song in the next weeks,
together with Rythmick and more friends and guests. I am
excited to hear the result, hopefully it will be a hellfire of
a good Brian- Adams- like- stadium- rock- song! This kind of
song is missing currently on the album...
Possible songs , which still are in recording progress, for
the "the Forgotten Songs" tribute album so far are:
- None Of Your Business
- Deadly Weapon
- The Unknown Force
- Tiara (Eric Carr)
- Rotten To The Core
- Gypsy In Her Eyes
- Baby-Oh-I (Vinnie Vincent : Warrior demo version)
- Just Can't Wait (Eric Carr)
13, 2004 : John
5 and Bob Kulick write new song for Paul Stanley
van Pelt / kisskollector.com
Stanley has been working on his second solo album for quite
some time now. Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has been
helping Paul record some songs and told KISS Kollector Online
last month that Paul " is writing some great
material." Bruce's brother Bob Kulick is also
involved in Paul's new album as Paul has been working at Bob's
recording studio in Los Angeles. Bob has written and recorded
a song along with former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 that
Paul will be writing the lyrics for, which might end up on
1, 2004 : PAUL
STANLEY Utilizing BOB KULICK's Studio To Track New Solo Album
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has been utilizing
associate Bob Kulick's recording studio in Los Angeles to
track several songs for his upcoming solo album, Kulick
revealed during a live phone interview on the "Friday
Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 Friday night
(April 30). Asked to describe the direction of the material
Stanley has been working on, Bob said that it was "too
early" to tell exactly how the project will turn out, but
that Stanley "has never sounded better." With
regards to whether the music will follow a more
"rock" vibe or it will be more pop-flavored than the
KISS material, Kulick said that listeners can definitely
expect some different-sounding things from Stanley than they
are normally accustomed to hearing, but "don't expect
Paul to turn into [Oscar-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-winning
singer-songwriter] Christopher Cross just yet."
24, 2004 : Norwegian
glamrockers Wig Wam and Bruce Kulick
Legendary Kiss axeman Bruce Kulick rocked Norway Sunday April
11th 2004 and proved yet again his skills. A packed Rock In,
Oslo, finally got a chance to experience songs Kiss never
played live such as King of the Mountain, Who wants to be
lonely, I'll fight hell to hold you, Uh All night, When your
walls come down, Turn on the night, Jungle and we could go on
forever. Kulick also played several songs from his new album
'Transformer'. At the end of his set Bruce also made a special
appearance with Wig Wam frontman Glam, doing a stunning
version of Lick It Up, which set the Kiss fans on fire. Glam
sounding very similar to Paul Stanley's vocal range made Bruce
go back to his hey-days with Kiss. Bruce and Glam later
announced their coming collaboration on Kiss Army Norways Kiss
Tribute album from the stage. The Norwegian glamrockers Wig
Wam and Bruce Kulick WILL be recording a brand new version of
Kiss classic 'I was made for loving you', both single and
video is expected to be launched this summer. Wig Wam opened
the event with a short live-set which included a brilliant
version of 'I was made for loving you'. Wig Wam are currently
touring Norway with their "667 Tour", promoting
their comeback album "667... The Neighbour of the
Beast" out now on Global Music.
Army Norway are proud to announce that Bruce Kulick will
contribute to the upcoming 'KISS Army Norway tribute' album.
Bruce Kulick will perform with the well known Norwegian band
Wig Wam. They will record "I Was Made For Loving
You" with an extended solo part.
The Norwegian KISS tribute album will be released around new
year with contributions by some of the most successful bands
13, 2004 : Former
KISS Guitarist Records Guest Appearances for LION'S SHARE
KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick was at
Stockholm, Sweden's Canvas studio (www.jkproductions.org)
on Saturday (April 10) recording guest appearances for the new
LION'S SHARE and AUDIOVISION albums. The recording session was
overseen by producer and LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss.
LION'S SHARE's (www.lionsshare.org)
follow-up to 2001's "Entrance" will be recorded this
fall/winter and will feature new vocalist Patrik Johansson
(ASTRAL DOORS, SPACE ODYSSEY) and drummer Mats Karlsson.
The solo project of NARNIA singer Christian Rivel,
debut CD will include additional guest appearances by such
hard rock/heavy metal luminaries as Lars Chriss, Jeff Scott
Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE,
BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, YNGWIE
MALMSTEEN), Mic Michaeli (EUROPE), Michael Höglund (PUNCHLINE,
THUNDER), Thomas Broman (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, GLENN HUGHES
BAND, ELECTRIC BOYS), Thomas Vikström (BRAZEN ABBOT,
CANDLEMASS), Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE), Janne Stark
(LOCOMOTIVE BREATH), Carl Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) and Andreas
Lindahl (PLATITUDE). The self-titled album will be released
later in the year through Rivel Records.
1, 2004 : Eric Singer related "Montrose" album
to Ronnie Montrose new website plans for a new MONTROSE album
are changed. The album recorded last summer with Ricky
Phillips (bass) and Eric Singer (drums) will feature 10
of Ronnie's favorite singers, each contribute lyrics and
The tentative title will be “Ronnie Montrose and Friends –
30, 2004 : Ace
Frehley "Remedy" movie trailer
on the image to watch the trailer for the upcoming movie
"Remedy", starring former KISS guitarist Ace
According to the film's official web site, "Remedy"
is "film-noir in the fast lane — a darkly comic tale.
It is the mystery surrounding the murder of one of a tightly
knit band of friends. Extreme indulgences and the never-ending
New York nightlife drive the group into realms of insanity.
Eventually they destroy each other and themselves.
2004 : new
solo release by Ace Frehley Band Guitarist
Brownlee / Front Row Seat Media
of rock fans have heard the six-string antics of veteran
rocker Richie Scarlet. He has been a longtime member as
guitarist with the Ace Frehley Band / Frehley's Comet. Richie
also made his presence known as guitarist with Sebastian Bach
& Friends from 1997-2001. Currently, he is touring with
Mountain as bass player along side Leslie West and Corky Lang.
Available April 6th, 2004, " Live: Stage to Stage "
is Richie's 4th solo album featuring 10 songs recorded live at
different shows on a recent US tour. Blues infused working-man
Rock & Roll is delivered with power and vitality
showcasing originals and renditions of such classics as Roy
Buchanan's instrumental "The Messiah Will Come
Again" and Eddie Cochran's rockin' "My Way".
A must for any rock fan and especially collectors of Kiss
Front Row Seat Media
PO Box 21754
Bakersfield, CA 93390 USA
|March 24, 2004 :
Gene Simmons 100 Song Box Set Due Out In 2005
BW&BK can exclusively reveal that a
GENE SIMMONS box set will surface sometime in 2005 and will
contain 100 never-before-heard solo tracks from the KISS legend.
Simmons is currently in Toronto promoting his forthcoming album,
Asshole, (due out through Sanctuary on May 18th)
Gene Simmons : " The 'Asshole' album was a chance to get a
lot of musical styles out, but also I've been writing a lot. And
since that time, I've got close to 200 songs lying around, all
sizes and all shapes."
2004 : The
new SINOPOLI album will have a remake of I WAS MADE FOR LOVING
vocalist Joey Sinopoli and partner in crime Joe "Ciid"
Birardi are producing the next Sinopoli CD at East Coast
Mastering and mixing in Toms River, New Jersey. The all new
ass kickin' CD will be titled Don't Bleed On My Parade and
will be released in Europe on Generation Records.
Special guest appearances - The almighty Jack Ponti (Bon Jovi,
Alice Cooper, Doro) on lead guitar teams up with the Sinopoli
brothers for an over the top version of Alice Cooper's, I'm
Eighteen; Jack Leslie (Sam The Band, Casablanca Records)
proves he's still one of rocks best keyboardist today on, Down
to the Levy.
The album will have a remake of I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU, on
it. Gene Simmons record company has heard it when we record it
and really liked It and wants to hear the album when its
complete. Which is cool! This version though, The disco beat
is gone. It's heavier and has some twists in it from the
original version. It's nasty.
But it will be in Europe on GENERATION RECORDS, when it comes
out sometime this year.
As for HARD LUCK WOMEN, it's a song I wrote with just the same
title, not the KISS song.
Track listing: Kickin It Round . Smoke there's Fire . Shake Me
. I'm Eighteen . I Was Made For Loving You . Never Fall in
Love Again . Freedom . Down To The Levy . Hard Luck Women .