October 29 : KISS
inspired album by The SLAM - Hit It ! From:
KISS Related Recordings
This month Italian label
Scarlet Records released the debut album of Canadian
Rockers The Slam entitled " Hit It !" Fans of 70′s hard rock outfits
like KISS, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, etc should take note. The quartet
is all about energy, groove, and having a good time. The quartet was
put together by Canadian singer/guitarist Serge Simic, and the band
really taps into the hard rock feel of the 70s, albeit with modern
While The Slam draws on all manner of 70′s hard rock influences the
one that stands out most clearly is KISS. Vocalist/guitarist Serge
Simic even looks like the bastard love child of Paul Stanley and
Gene Simmons circa "Lick It Up".
For example the song “Kisser” sounds like the companion piece to the
KISS classic, “Strutter”. The KISS influence hits its apex on
“90-50-91 Love”. The listener can immediately hear a groove riff
that recalls KISS‘s “Watchin’ You” and “She”. Though the chorus of
the song is completely its own.
“Saddle Up” is more KISS with a dose of Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi.
Rock N Rolla” starts off with a clip of KISS Alive! blaring in the
background as a pissed off parent bangs on the door yelling for his
kid to turn that crap down.
The album closer is cover version of KISS Peter Criss 1978 song
“Hooked On Rock N Roll” which sounds like the do wop brother of Van
Halen‘s tongue-in-cheek rocker, “Ice Cream Man.”
October 20 :
PodKISSt #51: Eric Carr's "Unfinished Business" From:
This month we take a look at Eric Carr’s “Unfinished Business”. We
interview Eric’s sister Loretta Caravello, Beth Jordan of “Amplified
www.ericcarr.com, Ted Poley of “Danger Danger”, John
Humphey and vocalist Marcia Juell.
for Eric Carr - "Unfinished Business" album details :
October 18 : The
KISS Kruise - one big party ... From:
KISS Related Recordings / Jelle Jansen
Wow, just came back from the KISS Kruise… (plus a week Miami prior to the
Kruise), and what a week it was.
It’s so bizarre watching KISS, hearing them 3 nights in a row,
playing such obscure songs like “Anything For My Baby” (unplugged);
“Comin’Home”and “Goin’Blind” the electric way …. or “Love her All I
Can”, “Two Timer” and “Getaway”…. Man, I was thrilled during the 3rd
night the moment I realized KISS (except for “Ladies In Waiting”)
have fully played my all time fave KISS album “Dressed To Kill” … a
blast !! Unforgettable … In between I spoke to a lot of friends,
made some new friends, … had a lot of drinks … and had a chance to
shot a picture with Tommy Thayer … (besides the regular fan-photo
(L > R : Jelle Jansen, Paul van Geldrop, Tommy Thayer, Robert
FaceBook page for some more pictures ….
October 1 :
"Shannon" - Wedding Song From Gene Simmons (sung by Bill Zucker) From:
KISS Related Recordings / Thorbjörn Brorsson
Today Gene Simmons will marry his girlfriend of 28 years, the
actress and former Playmate Shannon Tweed.
Check out "Shannon" Wedding Song From Gene Simmons (sung by