March 29 : Paul Stanley
guest vocalist on Ronnie Montrose album (?)
Ronnie Montrose : " ’ve
finished rough mixes of tracks to present to 10 of my favorite
singers and have each one contribute lyrics and vocals to some
incredible “Power Trio” tracks that Ricky Phillips
(bassist – Babys, Bad English, and now Styx,) Eric Singer
(drummer - Alice Cooper and now KISS) and I recorded live in
the studio. We have most singers on board now, and I’ll list
them next month… I’ve contacted many of my old as well as
new friends, and am very excited to bring this assemblage of
talent together on one project… The title will be “Ronnie
Montrose and Friends – 10x10.”
Not only that, but the long in
progress Montrose record continues to take shape under Ricky
Phillips guidance. With much of the music completed, it's now
time to start recording lead vocals for the album, which is
set to be an all-star affair. Musically the line-up features
Ronnie Montrose on guitar, Ricky on bass and Eric Singer on
drums. Guest vocalists lined up to do a track each include
Sammy Hagar, Eric Martin, Tommy Shaw, Paul Stanley, Gregg
Rolie and more. The style of the album says Ricky "is old
school 70's heavy rock n roll...no overdubs, no
March 25 : Eric Singer
back in Alice Cooper's Touring band
From : SickThings
Eric Singer is back with Alice Cooper at
Alice Cooper confirmed that the new album is complete and was
produced by Steve Lindsey.
Somewhat of a surprise as last we heard from departing drummer
Tommy Clufetos, he was looking forward to playing on the new
album!! This now places the current band personal at Ryan
Roxie and Damon Johnson on guitar, Chuck Garric on bass and
the returning Eric Singer on drums. The Album is still said to
be due in June or thereabouts and is also said to be a
continuation of the "Eyes.." style with a few twists
including the title track, "Dirty Diamonds", that
Alice has described as "An epic".
Apparently, Tommy Clufetos completed his drum work on the new
album before he left to join Rob Zombie's band for OzzFest.
Also Ryan Roxie has confirmed that Teddy Zigzag also performs
on the album.
NOTE: Tommy Clufetos has recorded the album. Eric Singer will
presumably be on the tour.
coveres " I Stole Your
will enter Astia Studio on May to
finish the rest of the stuff for the
upcoming fourth album. The album
will hit the stores on early
September. The first single
"Stranger In You" with a
KISS-cover "I Stole Your
Love" out on summer!
Eric Singer Project Re-release
Singer is working on repackaging the
ESP debut CD for re-
release. The CD will be re-issued as
The Eric Singer Project and will
include all available tracks and
demos that the band recorded back in
1998. Look for a summer release.
: Paul Stanley Solo Album -
Stanley checked in with KISSONLINE
and chatted briefly about his
upcoming solo album.
The album should be done and ready
to mix by mid May. Drumming on all
the tracks to date is Victor
Indruzzo who has toured and recorded
with Macy Gray, toured with Beck and
appears on various recordings by the
Matrix production team. Most of the
guitars have been handled by Corky
James who also is heard on various
recordings by the Matrix team
including Avril Lavigne. In talking
about their contributions Paul
raved, "Victor is just an
amazing drummer who can bash with
the best of them while keeping a
great groove going." As for
James, he added "Corky just
blows me away with his parts and
sounds." As far as bass...
"I've always been a big fan of
Bruce Kulick's bass playing so it's
great to have him on some of the
album." Keyboards have been
handled by Russ Irwin who has toured
with both Sting and Aerosmith.
"I've known Russ for over 15
years before the KISS/Aerosmith tour
happened and his being a part of the
project seemed like a natural".
Of course all the vocals are handled
by Paul. A few of the tracks
recorded include Wake Up Screaming,
Second To None and Live To Win.
Paul has been collaborating with
Andreas Carlsson and for the first
time in 15 or so years, Desmond
Child and said, "It's
magic." Paul went on to add,
"From the songs to the playing
and singing, everything about this
album is consistent without
compromise. The album is exactly who
I am now and what I want to be
doing. It's got all the sides of
what I do, so it's not surprising
that it's got elements of everything
I've done plus a leap into the 21st
century. I don't need to hype it.
I'll leave that to everyone else
who's heard it."
those who are wondering where LENITA
is involved with these dates, we
found the following news message :
Vixen drummer Roxy Petrucci has
teamed up with primo guitarist Brian
Young from the David Lee Roth band
and talented vocalist Lenita
Erickson who toured with Bruce
Kulick, she can best be described as
Rod Stewart with a stick of dynamite
up his ass. Summer show dates are
being scheduled. Lenita is in
negotiations with a major television
network to air her zany and
unscripted show G.A.M.E. covering
the week in sports and documenting
behind the scenes with celebrity
athletes and musical appearances
from the band.
Denander LA recording sessions with
Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick.
email to Hans Beljaards - AOR
an incredible trip this has been, I
got back late last night after 3
wonderful weeks in LA.
I got to play on 2 songs for Paul
Stanley's new solo album which is
the coolest session I've ever done
having been a die hard Kiss fan
since 1975, Kiss are the reason I
I produced all the vocals with
Fergie Frederiksen for our upcoming
album and he did a brilliant job.
We worked together with Ricky
Phillips on several songs and the
album will feature guests like Ron
Wikso (Foreigner) and Kelly Keagy
(Night Ranger) on drums, Michael
Thomspon, Bruce Gaitsch and Bruce
Kulick on guitars.
I worked with Andreas Carlsson and
Desmond Child on several songs for
albums they're doing which was
I wrote with Andreas and Steve
Lukather and that came out really
good and I wrote a tune with Bruce
Kulick that also came out really
I will go back to Los Angeles soon
and stay for a couple of months
doing sessions, producing and
writing with many top names.
Criss solo album update.
KISS drummer Peter Criss is
currently hard at work at his own
recording studio, laying down tracks
for an as-yet-untitled solo album.
"I started writing this stuff a
couple of years back,
actually," Criss told
Billboard.com. "I was
procrastinating, that's the big
thing with me. So I buckled down, we
started building this studio, it's
here, and we've been working on it.
It's exciting — I've got a whole
bunch of new material. It's going to
be really good."
Regarding the musical direction of
the upcoming album, Criss said,
"It's kind of like a ballad
album, but that doesn't mean it's
FRANK SINATRA meets NAT KING COLE.
It's kind of like maybe LED ZEPPELIN
meets NAT KING COLE. It's like
'Rubber Soul' — THE BEATLES are a
big influence to me. There's some of
CLAPTON, some of HENDRIX."
Joining the drummer in the studio is
guitarist Mike "Angel"
McLaughlin, who previously played in
Criss' early '90s eponymous band.
Criss is also working closely with
Charles Kipps (who has written for
ARETHA FRANKLIN), as well as Tom
Perkins, with whom he previously
collaborated on Bill Cosby's
Criss purposely decided to work with
friends rather than big name
rockers. "I had a choice of
going out, and getting all these per
se 'rock stars' to play on this
record," he admits. "I
chose not to because I really wanted
this to be my baby. It's kind of an
autobiographical album, because most
stuff I write, I like to write about
my life or things I believe we
should have in life — not that I'm
trying to save the world. I write
things from the heart, and they're
pretty much true things. Music
should be enjoyed. It shouldn't be a
task — it should be a lot of
Peter Criss' new solo album is
tentatively due this summer.