February 17 :
Gene Simmons Band performed "The Vault" songs live From
KISS Related Recordings /
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons played his solo song "Are You
Ready", as well as KISS' "She's So European" and "It's My Life" live
for the first time ever during his February 16 concert at the Lynn
Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below
(courtesy of Mike Brunn).
"It's My Life" was originally written by Gene and Paul Stanley and
demoed for KISS's 1982 album, "Creatures Of The Night", but it did
not make the final record. It was later re-recorded for 1998's
"Psycho Circus", but once again found itself excluded from a KISS
album for which it was recorded.
A different version of "It's My Life" was included on "W.O.W",
the debut solo studio album by THE PLASMATICS singer Wendy O.
Williams, which was produced by Simmons and released in 1984 by
Regarding how "It's My Life" came to be recorded by Williams, Gene
said: "KISS had taken out THE PLASMATICS, featuring Wendy O.
Williams on lead vocals. During one of the shows, Wendy came up and
said that she wanted to do a solo record and would I like to produce
her. And I said, 'Sure. I think it'd be a great idea. But if I'm
gonna produce you, I'm gonna decide everything. I'm gonna decide
which songs you record, and if you don't have the songwriting talent
within the band, then I'll get you the songs, or I'll write some
stuff for you. But the songs have to be first and foremost.'"
Gene Simmons Band Setlist
at The Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynn, MA, USA, February 16,
- Shout It Out Loud
- Are You Ready (from "The Vault"/ live debut)
- Calling Dr. Love
- Do You Love Me
- Almost Human
- Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover)
- Help! (The Beatles cover)
- I Love It Loud
- War Machine
- Strutter (with Gary Cherone of Extreme)
- Sweet Pain
- She's So European (first time ever played)
- Charisma (stopped briefly because Gene forgot the Lyrics)
- It’s My Life (from "The Vault"/ live debut)
- Rock and Roll All Nite
February 10 : New
Ace Frehley studio CD will be out the end of April From
According to Ace Frehley's facebook his new studio CD will be out by
the end of April.
album "Lardass" will be released on vinyl LP February 18, 2018.
will have twelve songs who will change the world. The album is
produced by Chips Kiesbye, mixed by Henryk Lipp and features very
special guests Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Brian James (The Damned)
and Bruce Kulick (KISS).
February 8 :
Klassik ’78 have limited edition CDs available From
Good news for fans of non-digital based music as KISS 70's inspired
KLASSIK ’78 have both their 2017 EP's - "Side One" and "Side Two" -
available in limited edition physical CD's titled "The Unoriginals"
for sale on their website.
“By request, KLASSIK ’78 have made “Limited Edition” KLASSIK ’78 CDs
and T-Shirts available for purchase online. The CD titled “KLASSIK
’78 – THE UNORIGINALS” contains all of the songs from the “Side One”
& “Side Two” EP downloads on one disc). Rock & Roll!