November 26 : Streetheart
'Dancing With Danger' CD reissue From :
Rock Candy Records Revered as a Canadian musical institution, this five man melodic
rock band carved out a reputation second to none during the early
80s maple leaf music scene. Brandishing a sound that fused gritty
hard rock with lashings of melody, they crafted instantly memorable
songs and were fronted by one of Canada's most lauded and capable
vocalists in Kenny Shields. Despite notching up a string of gold and
platinum selling albums in Canada they were virtually unheard of
elsewhere... something that needed to be seriously addressed.
'Dancing With Danger' was Streetheart's sixth and final studio
album, recorded with renowned American producer Spencer Proffer
(Quiet Riot, Kick Axe, WASP) in Los Angeles.
It was a record that was supposed to focus on breaking into the
lucrative American market by employing a smoother sound, tighter
arrangements and more accessible melodies. Released by Boardwalk
Records, a label formed by former Casablanca Records owner Neil
Bogart and home to Joan Jett and Night Ranger amongst others, the
album sadly underachieved not because of its quality but primarily
due to the untimely death of Bogart and the subsequent winding down
of the label. In Canada the album fared well, achieving Gold status,
housing a number of standout songs including the title track which
was later covered by former Kiss guitarist
ACE FREHLEY on his 'Second
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay
about the making of the album, band involvement all spread out over
a 12 page full colour booklet.
Track Listing: 1.
Dancing With Danger 2. Comin' True 3. You're Not The Only One 4.
Don't Let Her Leave You 5. Midnight Love 6. Underground 7. Too Hot
To Stop 8. Night Writer 9. Leave Me Alone 10. Have It Your Way.
November 26 : The
ENVY released 'Conception' EP From :
On November 6th the first signed band on (the
new) Simmons Records label, The ENVY have released their new EP
'Conception' as digital download as well as a 'physical' CD.
Another EP entitled 'Deception', which was released earlier as
digital download only, is released as a 'physical' CD the same day.
Conception - EP (released November 6, 2012) -
Music To My Ears
- You're The Sex
- Food for Worms
- Midnight Messiah
- Skin on Skin (Live in Mexico City)
Deception - EP (released July 3, 2012)
- Label Whore
- Moth To The Flame
- Unfaithful (Deception Cut)
November 20 : BRUCE
KULICK on new AVANTASIA album From :
Last week Bruce Kulick recorded some lead guitar for Tobias Sammet's
new AVANTASIA album.
Tobias Sammet entered VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany late
last month with producer Sascha Paeth to begin recording the new
album from AVANTASIA for a spring 2013 release. The CD will once
again be a rock opera based on a conceptual story very similar to
the early AVANTASIA albums and will feature "a legion of guest
instrumentalists and vocalists".
This time Eric Singer will not be involved with the recordings. The
drum recordings for the forthcoming Avantasia album have been
completed by Russell Gilbrook from Uriah Heep.
Tobias comments: "When Eric Singer gave me his schedule for 2012 and
how much he'd be involved with Kiss, I knew that I had to find a
drummer, so I was trying to kind of make a virtue of necessity and
add a new flavor to Avantasia. I remembered having seen Uriah Heep a
few years ago and I was really impressed by the way the drummer
mistreated his poor little kit ..."
November 18 : Metallica's
Kirk Hammett Jams She With Death Angel
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hamett and Death Angel teamed to perform a
cover of "She" on Nov. 1, 2012 at the Public Works in San Francisco.
Watch fan-filmed footage below:
November 18 : BK
celebrates 'Carnival of Souls' 15th Anniversary
KULICK : I know you've all been very interested in and enjoyed my
anniversary track by track look back at the KISS albums
Well this year also marks the 15th anniversary of the release of the
very controversial KISS album Carnival Of Souls, an album that
didn't see the light of day until several years after its
Here is KISS music that has fans divided, with opinions flying
faster than a speeding bullet as to whether Carnival Of Souls is
what KISS really is or should be, with people equally vocal about it
being their favorite KISS CD or thinking it's the worst KISS album
Well, making the album was an interesting ride, and I have lots to
share with you all.
So let's take a look behind the scenes of the making of the famous,
and infamous, Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions.
Direct link to Bruce Kulick's Carnival Of Souls track-by-track feature :
November 18 : Engineer
Jay Messina On Working with KISS
Engineer Jay Messina was recently interviewed by Rockpages.gr.
Messina discussed his extensive career, including working with KISS
and Bob Ezrin on "Destroyer."
Jay Messina is an engineer who has linked his name with some of the
biggest rock albums of the 70s (and not only) and with such names as
Aerosmith, KISS (Destroyer, Dynasty, Unmasked), Alice Cooper, Lou
Reed, Cheap Trick etc. Just one look at
JAY MESSINA's official website and the
artists that he collaborated with and you will feel like taking a
look at a small Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. Recently, Jay Messina was
in Greece for vacations and Rockpages was there for yet another
November 17 : TOMALO
song "The Hottest Band in the World"
Kiss Related Recordings Argentinean
Hard-Rock band TOMALO recently released their 7th album entitled
"Live To Rock".
The album features the song "The Hottest Band in the World" which is
dedicated to KISS.
Formed in 1998, TOMALO did a couple of KISS cover versions on their
previous albums, "Beth" (Play It Loud - 2001) and "Reason to Live" (Tomalo
Con Calma - Acoustic versions, 2011).
November 16 : Bret
Michaels to release new album in February From:
POISON singer Bret Michaels will release his new solo album,
"Good Songs & Great Friends", on February 26, 2013 via Poor Boy
Records. The effort features some of the rocker's famous friends
helping him out on various tracks, including Ace Frehley (KISS),
Michael Anthony (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD),
Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), Loretta Lynn, Lil Jon, Bobby Capps (.38
SPECIAL), Sal Coz Costa (MY DARKEST DAYS), Jimmy Buffett, Edwin
McCain, Miley Cyrus, Gary Rossington, Peter Keys and Rickey Medlocke
(LYNYRD SKYNYRD), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Jaret Reddick (BOWLING FOR
SOUP) and C.C. Deville (POISON).
Kiss Related Recordings
Earlier this year Bret Michaels has released a newly recorded
version of the Poison's 1988 hit "Nothin' But A Good Time."
This 2012 version features a guitar solo by Ace Frehley and
bass courtesy of Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen).
November 16 : Jean
Beauvoir Joins the Dropping The Needle Podcast
Kiss Related Recordings
The night prior to KISS Kruise II, Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon
recorded their 24th episode of their Dropping The Needle Podcast , this
time with Jean Beauvoir.
Topics include Jean's songwriting
collaboration with KISS (Animalize 1984, Asylum 1985 ); playing bass
on KISS Animalize album,
CROWN OF THORNS.
The Podcast also features an acoustic performance of the Voodoo X
song "A Lover Like You", which was co-written by Paul Stanley.
November 16 : updates
Kiss Related Recordings (Jelle Jansen)
I recently came back from a trip to Miami and KISS Kruise II ... and
after cleaning the arrears at my regular job, it's now time to catch
up with this website again ...
on the picture below The Dutch KISS Kruise II team with KISS : from
left to right : Rob van Dijk, Jelle Jansen, Robert Venbroek, Richard
van Riebec ...
Yep I do look a little weird, .. it seems to be the pills after a
medical treatment ... LOL