NEWS UPDATE October 2010
|October 28: ALLAN
SCHWARTZBERG Talks About Working With KISS 2
Bravewords.com / by Mitch Lafon
Check out part 2 of the interview with drummer Allan Schwartzberg,
which include his comments on working on KISS "Animalize" and
Read the second part (of 2 parts) of the interview
|October 25: "Lick
It Up" Sung By Choir At Swedish Wedding
Kissasylum.com / submitted by Martin at KISS
KISS songs show up in some strange places and none stranger than
from a church choir at a Swedish wedding. The bride walks down the
aisle with a surreal version of "Lick it Up" being sung by rather
angelic voices floating down from the balcony.
Certainly worth checking out.
This is from an hour long TV show, so push the slider forward to the
48:00 minute mark for the special KISS prize.
View the video
and forward to the 48:00 minute mark.
|October 22: STRYPER:
'The Covering' Album Pushed Back to 2011
“The Covering”, the new album from Stryper on Big 3 Records, will be
released in the first quarter of 2011. An exact date has not been
set but should be soon.
Originally, the album was projected to be released in the fourth
quarter of 2010. However, the business and label team feel that more
set-up time will allow for a stronger release of this amazing
"The Covering", produced by frontman Michael Sweet, will be unlike
any previous STRYPER recording in that it's a collection of cover
songs from bands that inspired them and helped to shape their sound
and musical identity, including hits from KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON
MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN, KANSAS and many others.
"The Covering" track listing:
01. SWEET - "Set Me Free"
02. SCORPIONS - "Blackout"
03. BLACK SABBATH - "Heaven and Hell"
04. UFO - "Lights Out"
05. KANSAS - "Carry On Wayward Son"
06. DEEP PURPLE - "Highway Star"
07. KISS - "Shout It Out Loud"
08. OZZY OSBOURNE - "Over The Mountain"
09. IRON MAIDEN - "The Trooper"
10. JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking The Law"
11. VAN HALEN - "On Fire"
12. LED ZEPPELIN - "Immigrant Song"
13. God .
|October 22: ALLAN
SCHWARTZBERG Talks About Working With KISS
Bravewords.com / by Mitch Lafon
‘Who?’ is the reaction that is most often heard when the name
Allan Schwartzberg is mentioned, but for many rock legends he’s the
studio drummer extraordinaire that has saved many recordings from
the trash heap. Artists as diverse as PETER GABRIEL, GLORIA GAYNOR
and JAMES BROWN have used his services as have rockers KISS, ALICE
COOPER, CHEAP TRICK and JIMI HENDRIX. At one time, he was producer’s
Bob Ezrin’s favorite ‘go-to-guy’ when a recording needed just that
little extra something in the drumming department. Bravewords.com
tracked down the kindly musician to get the scoop on his ‘secret’
recording sessions and to find out how it was to be a ghost on the
inside of some of rock’s biggest names and albums.
Allan Schwartzberg played on KISS albums including "(Music From) The
Elder," "Animalize" and Gene Simmons and Peter Criss' solo albums.
Read the first part (of 2 parts) of the interview
|October 19 : Samantha
Fox: Paul Stanley Is A Very Talented Guy
Rock Confidential conducted an interview with '80s dance/pop
artist Samantha Fox, who dated Paul Stanley for a brief period in
the late '80s. Read Fox's account of the relationship below:
Q: I've got to ask about your relationship with Paul Stanley. You
dated him for a while. What do you remember about that time?
Samantha Fox: It was a wonderful time. I remember moving to New
York. Every week I was flying back and forth to New York. I was
constantly jet-lagged and burnt out. All I thought about New York
was guns, gangs, rapes and drugs! That what I saw on TV, ya know? My
bass player had moved to Albany. I knew him very well. I moved out
my best friend and PA so it wasn't like I moved out all on my own. I
had friends at the record company. I was recording one day with Full
Force. We were working on the "Just One Night" record, I think. Paul
was doing some solo stuff away from KISS. He really liked the
"Naughty Girls" song I did. He got in touch with Full Force to work
on a track. I was recording and he heard I was in the studio because
he was working with Full Force at that time. I don't think anything
ever came about with that track. I think he wanted to meet me
because he just happened to turn up the day I was singing. Full
Force introduced me to Paul. I was a big KISS fan anyway. Ten
minutes after he left he called me from his limousine and asked me
out on a date. I was new in the States and up for meeting new
people. I wasn't thinking about a love affair at that time. I said
"OK," and he said, "Well, how about tonight?" We went out for a
great meal and he ended up showing me the America I didn't know.
While I was recording the album Paul was doing a short tour of the
States. In between the album I went on tour with him and saw how he
did things — the rock 'n roll way. I had a great time with Paul and
learned a lot from him. He's a very talented guy. We had a great
love affair. I went on tour for six months on a bus with a band. Me
and Paul tried to see each other when we could. He was then on tour
with KISS. After that tour I became a tax exile because I was paying
so much tax and all of my money was basically going to managers and
the tax man. I went to live in Spain for a year and our love affair
just kind of fizzled out. There were no arguments or bad feelings.
It was just a case of being apart. I have great memories of Paul.
He's a really nice guy. He's a bit older than me but what can I say?
I'm sure he lied about his age then! KISS is still a fantastic band
and in 1989 they'd done far more than I'd done. Listening to their
stories and his wisdom was fantastic.
Read the entire interview
|October 19 : KISS
and other Classics Receive Big-Band Treatment
Finnish heavy metal musician Jarkko Ahola (TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN
KINGS) has recorded a heavy-meets-jazz album with OULU ALL STAR BIG
BAND, which organizes performances in cooperation with guest stars
Due on October 29, "Big Band Goes Heavy" contains "big-band"
versions of classic songs from DIO, QUEEN, KISS, IRON MAIDEN and
BLACK SABBATH, among others.
Commented Ahola: "The album is a cool mixture of mostly old heavy
and hard rock songs arranged for a big band — a jazzy one. It's
bravely mixed thinking today's standards of sound: no tuning, no
effects, no super polishing — just the band and the vocals."
OULU ALL STAR BIG BAND & J. AHOLA - "Big Band Goes Heavy" track
01. Easy Livin' (URIAH HEEP cover)
02. Stand Up And Shout (DIO cover)
03. Heart Of Steel (MANOWAR cover)
04. Show Must Go On (QUEEN cover)
05. Heaven And Hell (BLACK SABBATH cover)
06. Long Live Rock'n'Roll (RAINBOW cover)
07. Burn (DEEP PURPLE cover)
08. I Was Made For Lovin' You (KISS cover)
09. Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN cover)
10. Vaadimme Metallia (TERÄSBETONI)
The idea to make big-band versions of heavy metal and hard rock
classics came from OULU ALL STAR BIG BAND and its artistic director,
Tapio Maunuvaara. After inviting Ahola to take part in the project,
they then selected a set of melodic songs and OULU ALL STAR BIG BAND
hired various people to make the new arrangements of the songs for
the big band.
The "Big Band Goes Heavy" repertoire has so far been performed live
twice — on November 7, 2009 in Oulu, Finland; and on March 13, 2010
at the Oulu Music Festival.
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: Pretty Boy Floyd
will release A Tribute To KISS
Pretty Boy Floyd / Tom Farrell
On October 26th, Pretty Boy Floyd will release Kiss of Death,
which features the band covering fifteen KISS tracks, including
“Black Diamond,” “King of the Nighttime World” and “I Stole Your