NEWS UPDATE February 2012
|February 22 :
KISS new 'Monster' album mixing & mastering done !
Tommy Thayer recently tweeted: "Listening to final mixes with the
Although no official statement from the band has been posted yet,
June should be the month for releasing the 20th KISS studio album,
produced by Paul Stanley and recorded at the Conway Recording
Studios in Hollywood LA.
Monster known facts so far:
Title : MONSTER
Released date : June 2012 (TBC)
Tracks : 14 (2 possibly for bonus releases)
song titles :
- Hell or Hallelujah (source G.Simmons/Paul Stanley)
- Born To Be a Sinner (source Paul Stanley)
- Are You Ready (source Gene Simmons)
- Out Of this World (written by Tommy Thayer, source G.Simmons/Paul
- Wall Of Sound (source G.Simmons)
- It's a Long Way Down (source Paul Stanley)
- Back To The Stone Age (source Paul Stanley)
- Shout Mercy (source Paul Stanley)
Producer : Paul Stanley
Engineer : Greg Collins
Recording Studio : Conway recording studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixing Studio : The Nook, Hollywood, CA.
Cover Art & Design: Similar to "Destroyer" painted by another artist
|February 19 :
KISS Tribute 'Music From The FAQ V' Coming Soon
Related Recordings / Ypke Dijksta
At the moment 'Music From The FAQ' is working on their 5th online
In 2008 some members of the KISSfaq forum, who were also musicians
themselves, conceptualized an idea for a KISS Faq tribute CD and
posted a thread to gauge forum interest. The response was
overwhelmingly positive and
musicfromthefaq.com began receiving many submissions.
With participants having retreated to their respective home studios
to polish their tracks, the first compilation was completed and
assembled on May 5th 2008.
Music From The Faq (released May, 2008)
contains 23 tracks of creative and unique self-produced KISS covers
spanning all different eras of the band. While the songs were not
produced with the benefit of a big-budget recording studio, the
creativity, quality of the material and unique performances shine
A second compilation
Music From The Faq II was put online
August 2008 and contains 19 tracks.
Music From The Faq III followed February
The last tribute compilation
Music From The Faq IV is dated from
MusicFromTheFaq.com to download the
previous 4 KISS tribute compilations.
|February 14 :
KISS on Paul McCartney Tribute Album (update)
McCartney pays tribute to the classic era in his cover album “Kisses
on the Bottom“, a number of stars including The Cure, KISS and Alice
Cooper will, in return, salute him in an upcoming tribute album.
They will cover songs from Mecca’s catalog including the records
with The Beatles and Wings or during his solo career.
The album will additionally feature Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, B.B.
King, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne, Heart, Wanda Jackson,
Ronnie Spector and Corinne Bailey Rae.
The CD is being curated by producer Ralph Sall.
Sall met McCartney while working on Michael Douglas and Albert
Brooks‘ movie “The In-Laws” which has several McCartney songs as
soundtracks. “It grew out of that experience,” he said. “A good idea
goes a long way, but it was important that it be blessed by Paul.”
Sall has been working on the album for two and a half years, but has
yet to partner with a label or distributor for the release. Beside
working in the studio, he also plans a TV special using footage of
the studio sessions and interview with the participating artists.
“It will be a good venue to show appreciation of his catalog,” the
music supervisor gushed. “You can tell by the variety of
participants that Paul’s music is truly timeless. Whether you’re 8
or 80, everyone loves Paul McCartney.”
|February 14 :
JOHN CORABI interviewed on 'From Out Of Nowhere'
The "From Out
Of Nowhere" podcast (web site) recently conducted an interview with
John Corabi, former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and
John Corabi originally joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for
the group's original singer, Vince Neil, who was fired due to
personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released
one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a
commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing
on the album chart. When Neil returned to the fold in 1997, Corabi
was left on his own and formed the band UNION with ex-KISS guitarist
John Corabi recently completed work on an acoustic album which he
says will include "old songs, new songs and just a sample of things
to come." Tentatively due in the spring, the set will contain two
versions of the MÖTLEY CRÜE's song "Hooligan's Holiday" — a
stripped-back acoustic version and a more elaborate but still
acoustic-based band arrangement — as well as a version of the CRÜE's
"Loveshine" and even a song by Corabi's first band, ANGORA, which
was originally produced by Steve Vai.
In the Podcast FOON talks with John about growing up in Philly, his
upcoming acoustic album and more. Plus as an added bonus, the
posdcast got an exclusive live John Corabi track that you won’t hear
anywhere but on this podcast!
Head over to 'From Out Of Nowhere' Podcast (Audio) clicking here.
"Carnival Of Souls" producer Toby Wright interview
Sakis Nikas / Rockpages.gr
“Carnival of Souls” was an album that divided the KISS fans and
caused major controversy in all the forums and the fanzine columns
around that time.
The person behind the console was Toby Wright, a producer
responsible also for albums by such artists as Alice in Chains, Korn,
Sevendust and many others.
“Carnival of Souls” was an album that divided the KISS fans and
I am sure that all the die-hard KISS fans had noticed his name...10
years before “Carnival of Souls”. Sakis Nikas talked
exclusively with Toby Wright via Skype...
Read the interview clicking here.
|February 8 :
The Gene Simmons/Van Halen Connection Alive And Well In 2012
Van Halen released their first new studio album with original
frontman David Lee Roth in nearly 30 years, "A Different Kind Of
Truth." It turns out this isn't your typical comeback album. In
addition to penning new songs, Van Halen dug deep into their vaults
to unearth songs that were originally featured on the
1976 Van Halen demo tape produced and financed by Gene Simmons.
Specifically, there are four songs on the new Van Halen album with
ties to the excellent Simmons-produced recording:
"She's The Woman"
This is the only song of the four recordings to keep its 1976 demo
title. The new version is very close to the original, but contains a
new middle section as the demo's middle section was recycled for
"Mean Street," the opening track on Van Halen's 1981 album, "Fair
Originally titled "Let's Get Rockin,'" the new version retains many
elements of the 1976 demo. However, the Facebook reference in the
new lyrics is not one of them.
This song is a re-working of "Big Trouble," a favorite demo of many
Van Halen diehards. Coincidentally, "Big Trouble" was the title of a
song on David Lee Roth's first solo album, 1986's "Eat 'Em And
The energetic final track on Van Halen's new album is a revamped
version of the original demo "Put Out The Lights."
While the man who "discovered Van Halen" has yet to officially
comment on the new Van Halen album, it's a safe bet he'd be all for
recycling old demo recordings.
Now if someone would only unearth those Simmons/Van Halen 1977 demo
recordings of "Christine Sixteen," "Tunnel Of Love" and "Have Love
Will Travel" ...
|February 7 :
ACE FREHLEY “Anomaly” 2LP Silver Vinyl reissue
Records, in partnership with Rocket Science, is proud to announce
our next release. We will be releasing the ACE FREHLEY “Anomaly”
album on vinyl LP. The vinyl release will be a double album set in
special gatefold packaging. The vinyl will be SILVER in color.
We are only making 1000 copies and we will be hand numbering each
record. This release will sell out very quickly. Street date for the
release is April 10th 2012. You can pre order the record now! If you
pre order now we will ship your order on April 9th 2012. The album
will also be available at select retailers starting April 10th.
here to order your copy of ACE FREHLEY “Anomaly” 2LP Silver Vinyl
KISS Deluxe Edition Of 'Destroyer' Pushed Back To April
release date of the deluxe 25th-anniversary edition of KISS' classic
fourth album, "Destroyer", has been pushed back to April 17. The
two-disc set will feature remixes of the original LP by producer Bob
Ezrin, outtakes from the 1976 album sessions as well as the LP's
original cover art.
Ken Kelly's original version of the album cover for "Destroyer" was
rejected by the record company because they felt the scene was too
violent-looking. Also, the original version had the members of KISS
wearing the "Alive" costumes.
Released in March 1976, "Destroyer" was the second consecutive KISS
album to reach the Top 20 in the U.S. The LP was certified gold by
the RIAA on April 22, 1976. It was certified platinum on November
11, 1976, the first KISS album to achieve that distinction.
and Related items for sale @ WeGotYourRock.com update
Recently added titles on KRR's selling site WeGotYourRock.com
- Psycho-Circus Digital Action Motion Card - rare - USA 1999
KISS - Destruction Textile Poster
music cassette : Kiss - Germany (Casablanca /
music cassette : Hotter Than Hell - Germany (Casablanca / Phonogram
music cassette : Destroyer - USA (Casablanca / Polygram 1976)
music cassette : Love Gun - USA (Casablanca / Polygram 1977)
music cassette : Gene Simmons - Holland (Casablanca / Phonogram
music cassette : Ace Frehley - USA (Casablanca / Polygram 1978)
music cassette : Dynasty - France (Casablanca / Vogue 1979)
music cassette : Dynasty - Asia (AUaudio)
music cassette : The Elder - Holland (Casablanca / Polygram 1981)
music cassette : Killers - Holland (Casablanca / Polygram 1982)
music cassette : Creatures Of The Night - Holland (Casablanca /
music cassette : Asylum - Holland (Polygram / Mercury 1985)
music cassette : MTV Unplugged - USA (Polygram / Mercury 1996)
music cassette : Greatest KISS - USA (Polygram / Mercury 1997)
music cassette : Carnival Of Souls - USA (Polygram / Mercury 1997)
8-track tape : Alive II (Volume 1 and 2) - USA 1977 (Casablanca
8-track tape : Gene Simmons - USA 1978 (Casablanca NBL-87120)
8-track tape : Peter Criss - USA 1978 (Casablanca NBL8-7122)
8-track tape : Dynasty - USA 1979 (Casablanca NBL-87152)
rare vinyl 2LP : KISS - Unmasked - GEMA Records (Canada, Ottawa,
January 15, 1983)
rare vinyl LP : KISS - More Metallic Mayhem (Sweden,
Gothenburg, October 27, 1984)
LP : PETER CRISS : Out Of Control - Germany 1980
LP : PETER CRISS : Let Me Rock You - Holland 1982
Picture disc LP + poster : CRISS : Cat # 1 - 1995 (Tony Nicole Tony
CD : GENE SIMMONS : Speaking In Tongues (Sanctuary / Simmons Records
- USA - 2004)
CD : KISS : Unholy - 5 track promo CDs - Polygram / Mercury, USA -
VHS : KISS - USA, Houston, The Summit - Sept. 1, 1977 - Special
Fanclub Edition - PAL
VHS : KISS - Animalize Live Uncensored - Embassy / Polygram /
Channel 5 edition - UK
VHS : KISS - Crazy Nights video EP 1988 - Polygram Music Video /
Channel 5 edition - UK
VHS : KISS - Kissaholic Killers (interviews) - Picture Profiles -
Profile 02 - UK - VHS PAL
VHS : KISS - Rock 'n Roll Through The Nite (interviews) - Picture
Profiles - Profile 09 - UK
SEAN DELANEY Related : GRACE SLICK - Dreams - Holland RCA Records -
NL - PL13544
plus some E180 / E240 KISS and related concert video cassettes