September 30 : Jazan Wild's
covers Rock And Roll All Nite (update)
London based Markosia Enterprises will be releasing Jazan Wild's Carnival Of
Souls debut album on October 29 - simultaneously with the first issue of his
comic book series titled "Jazan Wild's Carnival Of
Jazan Wild has been working on his 13-track CD (a soundtrack to the comic books) for almost two
years with the help of longtime KISS associate and Grammy Award winning
producer Bob Kulick. The album includes Jazan Wild’s “jungle” take on KISS’
"Rock And Roll All Nite".
Meanwhile, the comic has gone to print (it’ll be available for $ 3.50 next
month) with Stefan Petrucha (X-Files) having supplied the script and art from
Kevin Conrad (KISS’ Psycho Circus, Spawn, Hulk) and colors from Dan Kemp
(KISS’ Psycho Circus, Spawn, Spiderman). A trade paper back is being planned
for a June 2006 – which will contain a CD with rare bonus tracks written,
performed and produced by Jazan Wild.
Jazan Wild will soon be confirmed as one of the guests at this years UK KISS
Expo, taking place on November 19, alongside Eric Singer and Jesse Damon. And
he’ll also do a comic book store appearance in Brighton that weekend. In
addition Jazan Wild will be appearing at Los Angeles’ biggest comic book store
Golden Apple on Melrose Avenue on October 29 for a Halloween promotion not to
September 29 : Birgit’s CD featuring Bruce Kulick out soon
The In November of last year, we reported that Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick played guitar on three tracks of Dutch singer (and actress/TV host) Birgit’s upcoming album
'Sticky Fingers'. About a year later, the album will finally see the light of day - eventhough it was scheduled originally for a release earlier this year.
After trouble with her record company, the album was postponed and meanwhile we’ve learned that Birgit has
decided to release the album on her own through Birgit Music with Coast To Coast taking care of the distribution.
The release of the album is expected to take place in the second week of November.
"Hardrocking Diva" will be Birgit’s new single, out on October 4, for which the videoclip was filmed yesterday (with the first single - released in November
2004 - having been "Control" which is one of the tracks Bruce played on).
Bruce Kulick recorded the three tracks in the studio of his brother Bob Kulick
during the summer of 2004, 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 by Brandeis.
At along distance Bruce Kulick played on three album tracks. Via MP3's his contribution were mailed to the Amsterdam based recording studio. Her band, mainly guitarists Xander Hubrecht and Jeroen den Hengt, was called in for assistance when
September 25 : Christine
Sixteen : A High-School Tribute To KISS
Canadian longtime KRR contributor Patrice Beaudette
is producing an interesting KISS tribute with students from Polyvalente La Frontalière
Highschool, located in Coaticook (Québec,
Canada) he is working for.
The music will be recorded by professional musicians while the singers will
be students from the school. The vocal auditions will begin
September 26 and might take as long as two weeks to complete.
Depending on the auditions Patrice will pick 5 to 10 off the
best singers (female and male) to do the CD.
Currently the studio and the musicians are all signed. The musicians will enter
the studio the first week of December to record all the music.
For the moment the singers are planned to record the vocals in
After mastering the CD will be available in April 2006.
"Christine Sixteen : A High-School Tribute To KISS"
01. Rock Soldiers
02. Love 'Em And Leave 'Em
04. Rise To It
05. Detroit Rock City
06. All American Man
07. I Love It Loud
08. Calling Dr.Love
09. I Stole Your Love
10. Not For The Innocent
11. Psycho Circus
13. Ladies Room
14. Rock And Roll Hell
15. Shout It Out Loud
Pascal Madore on guitars
David Bérubé on bass
Francis Riendeau on drums
Produced by: Patrice "Sandman" Beaudette
Recordings will take place at SEM 1492, Waterloo, Qc, Canada : www.sem1492.com
The album cover will look like 4 teenage girls from the school in school outfits and KISS make-up.
For the moment 500 copies will be pressed and all discs will be
numerated 1 to 500.
For info and pre-orders contact Patrice "Sandman" Beaudette at
September 25 : Recently
released KISS cover versions
The new album "Let It Ride" by 'street rock band' Angel City Outcasts contains a cover version of "Detroit Rock City", this time entitled to their hometown "LA Rock City".
Angel City Outcasts website : www.angelcityoutcasts.com
Named after the intro to the DOUBLE LIVE GONZO version of Ted Nugent’s “Wang Dang Sweet
Poontang", US sleaz rockers Nashville Pussy 3rd album
"Get Some" features a cover version of Ace Frehley's
The album is released in the USA September 20 by Spitfire
For the European market "Get Some" will be released
September 26 by SPV Records.
Nashville Pussy website :
September 21 : Gene
Simmons '100 song - box set' update
Started making real headway re my plans to release the biggest box set of them all -- so far, to be called GENE SIMMONS BOX SET - 100 songs. Met with an entity that wants to step up to manufacture/market. More news soon.
September 18 :
KISS tribute CD makes headlines & enter Top 15 charts in Norway
KISS Army Norway and VME are proud to announce
that ”Gods Of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute To KISS” debuted at #13 on the Norwegian charts.
In comparison, Alive III peaked at #15, and as odd as it might seems albums like Creatures Of The Night, Smashes Thrashes and Hits, Animalize and Carnival Of Souls never made such a great chart position as this tribute CD. In April last year Gene Simmons' "Asshole" debuted and peaked at #23 on the Norwegian charts.
KISS Army have once again brought a lots of attention to KISS in Norway. The tribute album got maximum exposure in the media making entertainment headlines on
National television, radio and newspapers.
The album consist of chart-topping and award winning bands from Norway including million-selling artist Espen Lind, World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen (who beat US platinum artist Kelly Clarkson in last years final) and Norwegian superstars Wig Wam with a guest
appearance by Bruce Kulick. In addition to the music, the CD-cover is quite historic and
unique as the artwork was done by Ken Kelly, the man behind the Destroyer and Love Gun paintings.
Prior to the release, executive producer Stig Karlsen (KISS Army) claimed that this CD were going to bring tribute CD's to a new level both musically & visually, and judging from the reviews and respons from the fans, he and his team might as well have succeeded.
International fans can now buy the album from KISS Army Norway or VME:
Buy CD from KISS Army Norway (PayPal or credit cards) at this location:
or buy downloads or CD from VME (Payex or credit card) at this location:
Sept. 17 : Bruce Kulick
guests on Tommy Denander's Radioactive
There are only few people in the music business who can look back on such an impressive professional career as TOMMY DENANDER. The artists Tommy played with reads like the WHO IS WHO of Rock. In 2005 and for the 3rd year in a row Tommy has placed a song in the Eurovision song contest, in 2003 he competed in Sweden, in 2004 in Finland and in 2005 it was time for Norway!
The 3rd release of Tommy Denander's RADIOACTIVE project entitled “Taken” features some big name guests:
Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Steve Lukather (Toto), Neal Schon (Journey), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting), John "jr" Robinson (Quincy Jones), Andreas Carlsson (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard), Greg Phillinganes (Eric Clapton, Toto),
Yngwie J Malmsteen, Steve George (Mr Mister), Gary Barden (MSG), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Jim Peterik (Survivor), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child), Robin Beck, James Christian (House Of Lords), Michael Landau (Richard Marx, Chicago), Dean Parks (James Bond theme, David Foster), Michael Thompson (Shania Twain, Faith Hill), Bruce Gaitsch (Madonna, Peter Cetera), Abe Laboriel (Pages, Michael Jackson), Tom Keane (Chicago), Tom Saviano (Peter Criss, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles), David Diggs (The Brother Johnson), Vinny Heter (Fergie Frederiksen), Hussain Jiffry (Michael Bolton), Michael Voss (Silver), Thomas Vikström (Talk Of The Town), Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart), Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn's Dream), Chris Catena, Peter Friestadt (LA Project), Frederic Slama
RADIOACTIVE "Taken" final track list :
03. Stronger Than Yesterday
04. Hit Her Where It Hurts
05. Easy's Gettin' Harder
06. This I promise you
10. Carry On
11. Love Is On Your Mind
13. Never Gonna Let Her Go
The album will be released November 11, 2005.
Beside the regular version, the album will be released in a strictly limited edition featuring a 20-minutes bonus DVD with interviews and studio recordings plus cool private films of the musicians.
Tommy recently played guitar on Paul Stanley's and Westlife's album so Tommy reached the major league of music business! "Taken" is definitely for the major league and we all can expect an incomparable melodic rock masterpiece!
September 16 : Alice
Cooper (featuring Eric Singer) video download
ALICE COOPER made a guest appearance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Thursday night (Sept. 15). Alice and his band
(feat. Eric Singer) performed "Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)", taken from his latest album, "Dirty Diamonds", followed by a short interview with Cooper. Watch the appearance online in three parts:
1 (interview), Part
2 (interview), Part
3 (performance) (Windows Media).