|July 21: Bob
Kulick's Balance debut album reissue
Rock Candy Records
The Rock Candy will re-issue the first Balance album with 2
Bonus tracks in September.
Balance (formed by Bob Kulick) 1981 debut album features
special guest Paul Stanley for backing vocals on "Falling In Love".
|July 19: VINNIE
VINCENT INVASION: Limited-Edition Debut LP Reissue
The limited-edition 2006 reissue of the first solo release by
former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (he was Ace Frehley's
replacement) from 1986, "Vinnie Vincent Invasion", is now scheduled
for release on August 10 via Zoom Club. "Vinnie Vincent Invasion"
comes packaged in a round CD-sized tin and contains the 10 tracks
that were included on the original release.
"Vinnie Vincent Invasion" was produced and arranged by Vinnie
Vincent and Dana Strum at Baby 'O Recorders in Hollywood, CA between
January and March 1986 and was mixed at Cherokee Recording Studios
in Hollywood, CA in April 1986. More information is available at
|July 17: Female
Tribute Bands Pay Homage To Rock/Metal Acts
On the heels of its third anniversary, Liquor and Poker Music
— the "rock" arm of the Century Family — commemorates the occasion
with a celebration of its two favorite subjects: women and rock 'n'
Specifically, the label has assembled its first compilation, a
collection of female tribute bands paying homage to some of classic
rock and metal's biggest names. In stores August 22, the 13-track
"Girls Got Rhythm" — featuring cover art by Alan Forbes.
The complete track listing is as follows:
01. THUNDHERSTRUCK - Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
02. THE IRON MAIDENS - Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN)
03. MISTRESS OF REALITY - Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH)
04. CHEAP CHICK - Surrender (CHEAP TRICK)
05. BLACK DIAMOND - Love Gun (KISS)
06. MS. FITS - Last Caress (THE MISFITS)
07. HELL'S BELLES - Back In Black (AC/DC)
08. THE LITTLE DOLLS - I Don't Know (OZZY OSBOURNE)
09. ZEPPARELLA - The Lemon Song (LED ZEPPELIN)
10. KISSEXY - Lick It Up (KISS)
11. WHOLE LOTTA ROSIES - Dog Eat Dog (AC/DC)
12. RAMONAS - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (THE RAMONES)
13. FOXEY LADY - Foxey Lady (JIMI HENDRIX)
Plans for a series of record release parties are currently
underway, and a "Girls Got Rhythm" tour is also in the works.
|July 15 : PAUL
STANLEY Solo Album update
From: Brave Words
& Bloody Knuckles
KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY's new solo album, Live To Win, will hit
the streets on October 3rd (tentative), news has surfaced that the
album will be officially released via the Hip-O/Universal label.
Track titles revealed that will feature on the album include:
'Where Angels Dare', 'Bulletproof', 'Second To None', 'Wake Up
Screaming', 'Lovin' You Without You Now' and 'Live To Win'.
|July 15 : LION'S
SHARE update (feat. guest solo by Bruce Kulick)
Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE went to a house in
Falun, Sweden (to be able to work closer to singer Patrik
Johansson's home) recently, and set up a mobile studio there. Patrik
(also in ASTRAL DOORS) sang on five new songs: "Toxication Rave",
"Ring of Stupidity", "Trafficking", "Emotional Coma" and "Temple of
Time". This means the vocals now have been recorded for 12 out of
the planned 14 songs for the upcoming CD. The demo guitars, bass and
drums will be replaced with the actual album takes later this
fall/winter. 11 tracks are expected to appear on the CD, with three
extra songs set aside to be used as bonus tracks. If everything goes
according to plan, the band hope to have the album mixed and ready
by January 2007 for a possible May/June release.
As previously reported, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has
already recorded a guest solo for the song "The Edge of the Razor".
The new album will be the group's fifth, with the first four having
been released by Century Media and Massacre Records between 1995 and
|July 13 : ACE
FREHLEY On Upcoming Circus Of Power DVD
CIRCUS OF POWER — Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ricky Beck Mahler
(guitar), Gary Sunshine (guitar), Ryan Maher (drums), and Marc
Frappier (bass) — have reunited and will be playing their first New
York City show in over 12 years as part of director Drew Stone's
release party for the new film "The Road To Ruin". For this special
"20th Anniversary Show", which is scheduled to take place September
27 at Don Hills, they will be performing their classic self-titled
debut in its entirety as well as choice selections from their 1990
(RCA) release "Vices" and "Magic & Madness" (Columbia) 1993.
The show will be filmed for CIRCUS OF POWER's upcoming
longform DVD retrospective, "Got Motor? (Swamp Boogie In The Big
City)", which is due for release in early 2007 through Renegade
distribution. The DVD will include many classic performances of the
band as well as the now legendary appearance from the "Morton Downey
Jr." show. The show is a time capsule of New York's chaotic rock
scene of the late 1980s. Highlights from the show include the band
performing their song "White Trash Queen" from their debut album
along with KISS guitar player Ace Frehley. The DVD will also
contains live performances as an rare acoustic version of "Don't
Drag Me Down" from the "Vices" album from Japanese TV.
|July 5 : ERIC
SINGER: Live ESP CD Due Later In The Year
KISS drummer Eric Singer recently answered a few questions from
fans via the band's official web site. A few excerpts from the
question-and-answer session follow:
Q: What have you got on your plate in terms of studio albums? Is
ESP an "ongoing band?" I thought it was just a one-off thing? I
remember reading a few years back that you had a "glitter band"
tribute group you started are they defunct now? Ever thought about
releasing a live gig on CD under the ESP or UNION name?
Eric: "I am currently on tour with ALICE COOPER and will be going
to Japan with KISS at the end of July for four shows, which I think
should be very cool and a lot of fun! ESP is an ongoing 'project' or
fun band, if you will... We do gigs a couple/few times a year when
possible or schedules permitting. We did record a 'live' CD in Japan
for release later this year and may also release a 'live' DVD as
well from another show we did in Sydney, Australia. GLAMNATION was
the fun glam band that used to play around the L.A. area in summer
of 2000. We did do shows on and off for a few years but everyone has
moved on to other things and the band faded out. It was a lot of fun
during that time I must admit since I got to play songs from such a
Read the entire question-and-answer session at
|July 3 : a
follow-up to Christine Sixteen: A High-School Tribute To Kiss
After our incredible trip to Myrtle Beach for the Kiss CoffeeHouse
Grand Opening (read
full story at KISSonline) we decided to do another KISS
tribute during the next school year instead of Metallica.
I'm proud to announce the follow-up to "Christine
Sixteen: A High-School Tribute To Kiss". Since we had so
much fun doing the first one, we decided to continue the KISS
adventure with a second and final KISS tribute. Many songs had to be
let go the first time around so it gives us a chance to finally
The CD will be pressed, again, at 500 copies and will be available
in April 2007. We're NOT taking pre-orders at this time.
Our web site,
www.christine16.net, will go under construction during July and
August to reflect the new project.
Once again, this is a non-profit venture. And look-out for new
singers as well as returning ones...
Here's the set list for CHRISTINE SIXTEEN 2: ANOTHER HIGH-SCHOOL
TRIBUTE TO KISS:
Hard Luck woman
Larger Than Life
Into The Night (Ace Frehley)
Creatures Of The Night
Got Love For Sale
Nowhere To Run
Master And Slave
The Metallica project is therefor post-poned for a year...