July 29 : Swedish Sleaze Bands cover 'Crazy Crazy Nights' online 
From: crazynightsstockholm / Chris Laney
Ealier this year KRR collection mentioned here that some Swedish bands have got together to record and make a video for Kiss' Crazy Crazy Nights song.
Now you can hear their "We Are The World / Stars" style cover of "Crazy Crazy Nights", which is posted online at Crazy Nights Stockholm MySpace page.
February 29, 2008 Zan Clan and Animal member Chris Laney posted the following information about this collaboration at his MySpace page

WOW....  I never thought I'd say this, but the studio smelled like a mix of Piss, Booze and more Piss today hahaha. 
The Stockholm based club "Crazy Nights" made a recording of KISS song "Crazy Crazy Nights"...of coz! 

To help them out (go figure how much all the bands love these guys) they got help to perform the song from people of bands like:
Crashdiet, Crucified Barbara, Glorious Bankrobbers, Babylon Bombs, Zan Clan, Sister sin, Mama Kin, Foxey, Gemini Five, Dynazty, Swedish Erotica, Treat, and many many more 

The whole thing was shot for a video and "making of". 

Don't get me wrong...but how cool is it to have all these guys doing it just for fun, no "we are the world"...just for meeting, drinking, laughing and singing!!!! 

I am thrilled to have been involved in this, cool shit. 

And my hat goes off to Dave and Nikki at Crazy Nights club who by the way are turning 2 years old today !!!! 

CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS in Stockholm

July 29 : Vinnie Vincent Tribute Album Cover Art Revealed
From: SplitScreenEntertainment.com
SplitScreen Entertainment has revealed the cover art for its upcoming tribute album "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent." The image can be viewed at the official "KISS MY ANKH" MySpace page or at the SplitScreen Entertainment website. Official release date, full track listing and complete artist roster will be unveiled on August 6th, 2008.

Artists confirmed so far include Steve Brown (Trixter, Stereo Fallout), whose acoustic rendition of the Paul Stanley/Vinnie Vincent composition "A Million To One" recently premiered on Eddie Trunk's nationally syndicated Friday Night Rocks radio program. Also appearing on the tribute are former Adler's Appetite vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, former Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie, former Altaria bassist Marko Pukkila and current White Lion drummer Troy Patrick Farrell, who have collaborated on a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion power ballad "That Time of Year." Additional contributors include guitarist Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra), guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (Zandelle, Z02, Chris Caffery solo band) and drummer Dennis Leeflang (Sun Caged, Epica, Bumblefoot solo band), who will offer up a dark interpretation of the foreboding Kiss track "Unholy." Also confirmed is a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion anthem "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" by Mike Weeks, guitarist on the most recent solo album by original Invasion vocalist Robert Fleischman, along with former Nitro bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Andre LaBelle, who appeared alongside Fleischman on the unreleased third Vinnie Vincent album "Guitars from Hell."

Though Vinnie Vincent himself has not released any new material in over a decade, "KISS MY ANKH" will pay tribute to the undeniable musical legacy of the former Kiss guitarist. Vinnie's compositions are widely regarded as a highlight of the Kiss catalog and remain a staple of the live Kiss set list. Included on the tribute will be selections from the three Kiss albums to which Vinnie contributed, as well as the two albums he released with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.

"KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent" is scheduled for a Summer 2008 release.

Kiss My Ankh at MySpace

July 28 : Robin Beck Re-Records " Hide Your Heart "
From: robinbeckrocks.com
November 2008 will mark a very special date in the career of Robin Beck. 
Twenty years previously, the song 'First Time' became a worldwide hit single and the album that followed it, " Trouble or Nothing " is still regarded as a classic example of Female Hard Rock/AOR.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Trouble Or Nothing, Robin is releasing a brand new re-recording of the whole album including 'First Time' and KISS "Hide Your Heart". 
"Trouble Or Nothing - 20th Anniversary Edition" will be repackaged with a new take on the original artwork and re-recorded using the latest techniques for pristine audio quality with brand new vocals by Robin Beck and produced by James Christian (House Of Lords).
There will also be four never before recorded songs included on the CD written by Robin.
The album will be released in November 2008, but Robin Beck's website are taking pre-orders now at the special price of $15.99 USD (plus $10.00 shipping) for orders received before October 15th 2008.

www.robinbeckrocks.com

July 24 : Bruce Kulick In Russian Artist Sapgir Band Video
From: Kulick.net
A few months ago I told you all about a session I did for a popular Russian artist, Sapgir Band. Well, they used footage of my session in the video for the song, and here is it to enjoy.

From: Sapgir.com
In late April 2008 Dmitri Sapgir, his wife Natasha, manager Alexander "Al Bone" Novikov, studio Liga's chief Alexey Demrntiev and musicians of the band - Alexander Chekushkin and Julia Khovrenkova - visited Los Angeles by invitation of Hollywood World Studios chief Christian Ray Flores. The plan was to record some vocals and guitars on the new, made-in-Hollywood, album "Lapse Of Time" produced by legendary Curt Cuomo (Kiss, Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, Union, etc.) and to shoot three videos and promo video about the group. During the past six months in his Woodland Ranch studio, Curt Cuomo recorded the album with some of the best musicians in the the entertainment business. The album consists of some of the latest songs written by Dmitry Sapgir.

The line up is: Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Union, Blackjack, Meat Loaf, etc.) - guitar, Kenny Aronoff (The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper, etc.) - drums, Gary Novak (Alanis Morissette, Ozzy Osbourne, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, etc.) - drums, Matt Laud (Christina Aguilera, Cher, The Corrs, Eddie Money, Alice Cooper, Donna Summer, Slash's Snakepit, etc.) -drums, James Zota Baker (War, The James Baker Band, Arco Iris, Libido, Betty s Got a Secret, Edgar Winter, etc.) - guitar, Melvin Brannon Jr (Babyface, Dan Reed Network, Edgar Winter, etc.) - bass, Matt Bisonette (Ringo Starr, Julian Lennon, David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Don Henley, ELO, etc.) - bass. 

Curt loves Dmitri's voice, lyrics, melodies and style. He called Dmitry the Russian Bob Dylan. And Dmitri didn't disappoint him. Three days of video shots directed by award winning director Lance Tracy were a lot of work and fun for the band. According to the script of one of the videos for the song "Running For My Life" Dmitri is running away from a bunch of sexy top model type dolls and a black 1956 Chevy down the wet streets with frying cans and fading lights around, stood on stage for the hours looking for his True Love Girl and - for another video - was out in the fake rain together with the band. 

Dmitri Sapgir

July 23 : Interview With Peppy Castro
From: rockpages.gr 
We continue our year-long KISS special article with the 14th interview with a KISS-related figure. This week we publish an interview with Peppy Castro, a KISS’ collaborator/co- songwriter. Here’s an excerpt: 

Rockpages.gr: You did background vocals on "Ain’t Quite Right" and "Hold Me, Touch Me". What do you remember from these recordings?

Peppy Castro: Paul and I had always a great time together. We were hanging out in 
L.A. and I had a musical I wrote at a theatre in Beverly Kills and Paul would come to the show almost every day. The studio was always fun. 

Rockpages.gr: I know that Paul also sang background vocals on the first Balance record…

Peppy Castro: Paul never had a chance to sing anything like this! Those 
background harmonies were unique to him, because KISS’ songs were so heavy. He 
loved singing something so melodic and soft for once. 

You can read the whole interview at Rockpages.gr

July 6 : 
Ace Frehley June 12 / KISS at Arrows Rock fest June 15,  photo's

From: KISS Related Recordings 
For those who are interested, some photo’s my son and I made of Ace Frehley's June 12, 2008 (Holland, Tilburg, 013) concert, Twisted Sister and KISS during June 15, 2008 Arrow Rock Fest (Holland, Nijmegen), are now uploaded at KRR’s MySpace page.

July 6 : 
Peter Criss Related interviews : John Lissauer, Mark Linet, Jason Ebs

From: rockpages.gr 
The year-long KISS special article with interviews with a KISS-related figure continues. Rockpages.gr recently published interviews with Jason Ebs (vocals/guitar for CRISS in 1995), Mark Linet (Engineer of Peter Criss’ Solo album in 1978) and John Lissauer (“Out Of Control” String Conductor).

Read the interview with 
Jason Ebs (Vocals/Guitar for CRISS in 1995) at Rockpages.gr

Read the interview 
with Mark Linet (Engineer of Peter Criss’ Solo album in 1978) at Rockpages.gr

Read the interview 
with John Lissauer (“Out Of Control” String Conductor) at Rockpages.gr.

July 4 : KISS Re-Recorded Classics To Be Released In Japan August 27
From: Blabbermouth.net  KISS Related Recordings
Recently KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has reportedly told Classic Rock magazine that the English newspaper The Mail On Sunday will give away a KISS "greatest-hits" CD featuring re-recorded versions of some of the band's best-known classics. Now a few weeks later it seems that this did not happen, BUT :

A KISS "best-of" collection, "Kiss Best - Kissology", is scheduled for a release in Japan on August 27, 2008 via DefSTAR Records ((DFCP-58), a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan. The limited-edition version (DFCP-56) of the CD — which will feature the re-recorded versions of the band's classics completed with the group's current lineup (including guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer) — will also contain a bonus DVD featuring footage of KISS' April 2, 1977 concert at Budokan (taken from "Kissology Vol. 1") plus a bonus sticker . 
The DVDs are region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carry no subtitles. 

Tracklist Kiss Best - Kissology (Re-Recorded Classics)

01. Deuce
02. Detroit Rock City
03. I Was Made For Lovin' You
04. Love Gun
05. Rock 'n Roll All Nite
06. I Love It Loud
07. Black Diamond
08. Lick It Up
09. Christine Sixteen
10. Do You Love Me
11. Heaven's On Fire
12. Calling Dr. Love
13. Shout It Out Loud
14. Forever
15. Hotter Than Hell

In a recent interview with Rockpages.gr, KISS drummer Eric Singer confirmed that KISS had re-recorded some of the band's earliest hits. He stated, "You know that many bands re-record songs so as to have the control over the copyrights. For example, if someone asks for a KISS tune, the band doesn't have to get into a bureaucracy with the record label. It is very convenient."

July 1 : KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent update
From: SplitScreenEntertainment.com
Six additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent."
Guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (Zandelle, Z02, Chris Caffery solo band) has been tapped to contribute a dark interpretation of the foreboding Kiss track "Unholy." Chris Caffery himself (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra) will perform the guitar solo with drums provided by Dennis Leeflang (Sun Caged, Epica, Bumblefoot solo band). Penned by Vinnie Vincent and Gene Simmons, the song is one of three Vincent co-writes to appear on Kiss' "Revenge" album from 1992, nearly a decade after his departure from the band.
Also confirmed for the tribute is a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion anthem "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" by Mike Weeks, guitarist on the most recent solo album by original Invasion vocalist Robert Fleischman. Joining Weeks on the track are former Nitro bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Andre LaBelle, who appeared alongside Fleischman on the unreleased third Vinnie Vincent album "Guitars from Hell."
The abovementioned join the previously announced Steve Brown (Trixter, Stereo Fallout), whose acoustic rendition of the Paul Stanley/Vinnie Vincent composition "A Million To One" recently premiered on Eddie Trunk's nationally syndicated Friday Night Rocks radio program. Also appearing on the tribute are former Adler's Appetite vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, former Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie, former Altaria bassist Marko Pukkila and current White Lion drummer Troy Patrick Farrell, who have collaborated on a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion power ballad "That Time of Year." Samples of both songs are available at the official "KISS MY ANKH" MySpace page.

Though Vinnie Vincent himself has not released any new material in over a decade, "KISS MY ANKH" will pay tribute to the undeniable musical legacy of the former Kiss guitarist. Vinnie's compositions are widely regarded as a highlight of the Kiss catalog and remain a staple of the live Kiss set list. Included on the tribute will be selections from the three Kiss albums to which Vinnie contributed, as well as the two albums he released with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Additional artists and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.

"KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent" is scheduled for a Summer 2008 release.

Kiss My Ankh at MySpace

last update : 2008-07-31

News Archives

New Releases

METAL XMAS

Metal Xmas           October 13, 2008
featuring Bruce Kulick

KISS MY ANKH - Vinnie Vincent Tribute

KISS MY ANKH     August 27, 2008
A Tribute to Vinnie Vincent

MUSIC FROM THE FAQ !!

MUSIC FROM THE FAQ II Aug 2008
A Tribute To KISS (free download)

GREEKTURES OF THE NIGHT

GREEKTURES OF THE NIGHT2008
A Greek Tribute To KISS

ALICE COOPER - Along Came A Spider

ALICE COOPER         July 25, 2008
Along Came A Spider (Eric Singer)

JAM PAIN SOCIETY

JAM PAIN SOCIETY  July 18, 2008
Black Light Messiah  (Ace Frehley)

SILENT RAGE - Four Letter Word

SILENT RAGE              July 4, 2008
Four Letter Word (Bruce Kulick)

Music From The FAQ

Music From The FAQ  May 5, 2008
A Tribute To KISS (free download)

KATZ - KULICK - BOIS -  1974

KATZ - KULICK - BOIS  May, 2008
KKB - 1974 (Bruce Kulick)

SSIK (Mexico)

SSIK (Tribute Mexico)  May 3, 2008
Enfermo por un Besso

1977 - Rock 'n Roll (KISS inspired album)

1977 (Kiss inspired album)  April 7
Rock 'n Roll

LICK IT UP -  a Millennium Tribute To Kiss

LICK IT UP                   April 1, 2008
A Millennium Tribute To Kiss

YAYO  - the demo's

YAYO                           April, 2008
the demo's (Bruce Kulick)
News Archives
News Archives
 




New Visitors click here to enter Kiss Related Recordings

Copyright 1997 - 2011 KISS-Related Recordings.
This page is part of the Kiss Related Recordings and Discographies website. Maintained by Jelle Jansen.
Nothing contained on KISS Related Recordings may be reproduced in any form or by any means, 
without the prior consent of the webmaster. Neither electronically, nor in print or otherwise.
contact the webmaster at
info@kiss-related-recordings.nl