July 31 : Pre-Order
"Monster" At iTunes/Album Track listing available
"Monster" is now available for pre-order at
iTunes. Pre-order the album
The track listing is as follows:
Hell Or Hallelujah
2. Wall Of Sound
4. Back To The Stone Age
5. Shout Mercy
6. Long Way Down
7. Eat Your Heart Out
8. The Devil Is Me
9, Outta This World
10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
11. Take Me Down Below
12. Last Chance
13. Right Here Right Now
July 31 : "Destroyer:
Resurrected" Available At iTunes + Samples
"Destroyer: Resurrected" is now available for
pre-order at iTunes. Additionally, you can listen to 90-second
samples of each track, including Ace Frehley's "lost" solo on "Sweet
Resurrected' tracklisting: 1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
10. Rock and Roll Party
Bonus Track: Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)
July 30 : Bruce
Kulick : Union / The Blue Room 2CD set reissue.
Kiss Related Recordings UK
label The Store For Music recently released both UNION albums "Union"
Blue Room" as a 2CD set reissue. Union features John Corabi,
ex-member of The Scream and Motley Crue (lead vocals and guitar),
ex-Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, drummer Brent Fitz and bassist Jamie
Hunting.UNION released their self-titled first album in 1998.
Various versions of this album were produced, with differing track
listings and bonus tracks.
This version contains the 1999 bonustrack “Oh! Darling”.
The Store For Music also reissued Gilby Clarke's 2001 "Swag"
album, which features Eric Singer on the tracks "Heart Of Chrome"
and "Diamond Dogs".
In 2010 the label released a 3 CD set reissue of CARMINE APPICE's "GUITAR
ZEUS" albums, which second disc contains the song "Snake"
featuring Bruce Kulick.
July 23 : Jesus
Loves Gene Simmons !! From :
Here's a little known fact -- Jesus is a Gene Simmons fan.
Well, at least that is what singer-songwriter Michael Disciple says.
He has written and recorded "Jesus Loves Gene Simmons," and posted a
video of the song on YouTube.
For close to seven minutes he sings "Jesus Loves Gene Simmons" along
with a few other verses that are hard to make out. The video shows
him singing and playing his guitar in the fields of Alabama
interspersed with images of Jesus. And, he was smart enough not to
put any images of Simmons in the clip. But, apparently Simmons likes
it as he has posted it on his website along with a billboard
Disciple erected in Virginia advertising the song.
July 19 : Newly
Remixed 'Destroyer: Resurrected' Coming In August Press
Release - Universal Music
KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands
of all-time and holds the honor as one of America's top gold-record
champions. On August 21, 2012, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)
will release KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album 'Destroyer:
Resurrected', newly remixed from the original master tapes by the
album's original producer, Bob Ezrin. Ezrin pulled the tapes from
the vaults and painstakingly remixed the entire album, enhancing the
sound and bringing out its rich texture and vibrancy, while keeping
the integrity of the original recording intact. 'Destroyer:
Resurrected' will also include rare and unreleased recordings
rediscovered during the remixing process, plus the originally
intended cover artwork.
Hot on the heels of their breakthrough hit album 'Alive!', KISS
released their fourth studio album 'Destroyer' which is considered
the most ambitious studio recording of KISS's '70s catalog. Bob
Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in
to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin
introduced to KISS were sound effects, strings, a children's choir,
reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming
children over Gene Simmons' vocals on "God of Thunder." Upon its
release, 'Destroyer' reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard
Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit "Beth," was
their first album to go platinum.
Originally released as the B-side to the single "Detroit Rock City,"
"Beth," -- the heart-yearning ballad co-written and performed by
drummer Peter Criss -- was quickly picked up by radio nationwide and
became the first top 10 for KISS, climbing all the way to the No. 7
position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While going through the
original tapes, a forgotten vocal piece that was originally edited
out in the final mix of "Beth" was discovered and now, for the first
time, the complete original vocal recording has been restored and is
included in the final mix. Other rediscovered gems include a
complete, alternate guitar solo for the track "Sweet Pain," now
heard for the first time since it was originally recorded. The newly
remixed "Sweet Pain" with the original guitar solo will be included
as a bonus track. In addition to the treasures found buried in the
hours of recordings, KISS classics such as "Detroit Rock City,"
"Shout It Out Loud," "Do You Love Me?" and "God of Thunder" were
painstakingly remixed by Ezrin as he fleshed out the drums and
guitars, bringing out the bottom end to the bass, making his mixes
tight and tough.
In addition, 'Destroyer: Resurrected' will now be issued with the
originally intended cover art thought too controversial for the
time. Created by artist Ken Kelly, the "brown" cover depicts KISS
dressed in their ALIVE! costumes and standing on rubble in front of
a burning city in ruins. At the time, the record company thought it
was too violent and settled for the tamer "blue" version known
today. This release also marked the first time that a comic-book
illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the
band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.
To this day, 'Destroyer' remains one of the group's most ambitious
recordings and greatest accomplishments. In both Kerrang! and Guitar
World magazine it is listed as one of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal
Albums of All Time" and in 2003, it was included on Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Now, with
today's state-of-the-art technology, this landmark release can be
heard the way that KISS intended.
The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation,
transcending age, race and creed. KISS releases their 20th studio
album, 'Monster', on October 15 internationally and October 16 in
North America. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS
Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to
the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo.
July 19 : Vinnie
Vincent Special Part 3 : Robert Fleischman interview From:
Chris Czynszak / Decibel Geek
If you heard the self-titled
Vinnie Vincent Invasion debut in 1986 and saw the video for Boyz
are Gonna Rock, then you witnessed the first Milli Vanilli moment on
While the vast majority of music fans were unaware, the owner of the
voice in that video was seeing it for the first time along with
them. That is due to the fact that Robert Fleischman, vocalist on
the studio recording of the Invasion debut, was no longer in the
band by the time of the video premier due to a contract dispute. In
today's conversation, Fleischman shares what it was like putting the
album together, the zaniness that took place in the studio, and the
tense interactions between band members, managers, and record
Fleischman's involvement with Vinnie Vincent is not limited to that
one album. He was actually working with Vincent and former members
of the band New England in Los Angeles in the early 1980's. While
putting together demo tracks of what would later become the Invasion
debut, Today's conversation has Fleischman sharing stories of the
early songwriting process of Vincent and what it was like when the
shredder showed up to rehearsal to tell them that he had been
offered a job playing lead guitar for KISS.
The third time that Fleischman was involved with Vinnie Vincent took
place after the disbanding of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion
immediately following the promotional tour for their second album,
All Systems Go; fronted by Mark Slaughter. While hesitant to work
with Vinnie after the previous experiences, he agreed to continue
the working relationship. His stories of what happened to cause the
full album to go unreleased have to be heard to be believed. This
conversation gives you an idea of what took place in the early
1990's when Vinnie was putting this project together and why it only
EP's worth of material years later.
Another topic covered in this conversation is Robert's response to a
press release issued by Vinnie Vincent in 2011 stating that he was
intending to re-record the All Systems Go album with Robert
Fleischman handling vocal duties instead of the aforementioned
We also touch upon Robert's early career as a member of Journey, his
solo tour opening for Van Halen during the VHII tour, and how
performing with Journey in celebration of their induction to the
Rock Walk of Fame sparked an interest in returning to the music
industry with his new band The Sky.
Featuring one time Vinnie Vincent drummer (Guitars
from Hell unreleased album-era) Andre LaBelle, The Sky formed in
2009 after Fleischman traveled cross-country to join LaBelle in
Richmond, VA. Sporting a live, organic sound with influences dating
back tot he British Invasion of the 1960's, The Sky have released
their self-titled debut album. All music played during this episode
of the Decibel Geek podcast is from The Sky debut album. For our
listeners, Robert is now offering autographed copies of The Sky's
debut album if you order through
July 18 : 'Lullaby
Renditions Of Kiss' Due In August From:
Rockabye Baby! — which transforms timeless rock songs into
beautiful instrumental lullabies — will release "Rockabye Baby!
Lullaby Renditions Of Kiss" on August 28.
Album description: "There will never be a better show opener than
'Detroit Rock City'. 'Beth' is the gold standard for power ballads.
And 'Rock And Roll All Nite' is the quintessential rock 'n' roll
national anthem. Given Rockabye's kid-tested, parent-approved
lullaby treatment, these KISS Klassics are as alive as ever — just
as thrilling when xylophones and bells replace Ace Frehley's Gibson
Les Paul and Gene Simmons' demonic snarl. Except come bedtime,
junior won't be able to keep partying into the 'nite;' these
lullabies will have him counting a veritable KISS Army of sheep."
"Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Kiss" track listing:
01. Shout It Out Loud
02. Rock and Roll All Nite
03. C'mon and Love Me
04. Calling Dr. Love
07. Love Gun
08. Detroit Rock City
09. I Was Made for Lovin' You
10. Sure Know Something
11. Hard Luck Woman
Rockabye Baby! was created by VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's
sister Lisa Roth in conjunction with CMH Records. The label turns
popular rock songs into lullabyes — songs from artists like PEARL
JAM, BLACK SABBATH, GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA and JOURNEY, just to
name a few.
"It's more for the parent than the child but it calms the child at
the same time," Lisa Roth told Forbes magazine.
She added, "When I knew I'd really hit something right was when I
saw an interview of Kirk Hammett of METALLICA talking about playing
it for his child, and he said that it works."
July 16 : Simmons
Kobra and the Lotus is due to be released on 6th August 2012 From:
Kiss Related Recordings
Powerhouse, pure metal outfit fronted by Kobra Paige, a female
vocalist able to be mentioned in the same breath as the true giants
of the genre – the likes of Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
& the late Ronnie James Dio.
The Canadian quintet’s debut self-titled album is set for release on
August 6th, signed to
Simmons Records and with the great man himself lending full
behind-the-scenes support; Spinefarm are handling the international
roll-out of the project.
This is 10 tracks of no-compromise heavy metal, arena rather than
garage rock, produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy, Five Finger Death
Punch, etc.), and with the drama turned up to ten – as much a
statement of intent as a collection of songs, with first
One’, currently on release.
Kobra Paige - vocals
Lord Griffin Kissack – drums
Pete Dimov – bass guitar
Timothy Vega – lead guitar
Jasio Kulakowski – lead/rhythm guitar
1. 50 Shades of Evil
2. Welcome to my Funeral
3. Forever One
4. Heavens Veins
5. Nayana (My Eyes)
7. No Rest For The Wicked
8. Lover of the Beloved
9. Calm Before the Storm
10. Aria of Karmika
July 6 : Bruce
Kulick limited edition AUDIODOG CD on sale now ! From:
The Limited Edition pressing of Audiodog - only 330 copies
available - is officially on sale now exclusively at
The external packaging is the same as the original pressing, but the
disc itself reflects "Limited Edition" and features two new songs
not included on the original release: the instrumental "495" and a
very special track called "Bruce Sings to Joe." This Limited Edition
pressing also includes a signed, two-sided color postcard .
The CD is $15 plus S&H/P&P, and a portion of the proceeds from each
sale will be donated to the Pet Adoption Fund, the place Bruce
adopted Joe from in California.
Complete Track Listing: • Pair of Dice • Strange To Me • Change is
Coming • Need Me • I Don't Mind • Monster Island • Please Don't Wait
• Liar • I Can't Take • Dogs of Morrison • Skydome • 495 • Bruce
Sings to Joe.
July 5 : DESTROYER
deluxe edition out in August From:
The long awaited 35th Anniversary special Destroyer re-release is
now set for an August 21, 2012 release through Universal Music. The
two-disc set, dubbed "Destroyer/Resurrected", will feature remixes
of the original LP by producer Bob Ezrin, outtakes from the 1976
album sessions as well as the LP's original cover art.
Ken Kelly's original version of the album cover for "Destroyer" was
rejected by the record company because they felt the scene was too
violent-looking. Also, the original version had the members of KISS
wearing the "Alive" costumes.
Released in March 1976, "Destroyer" was the second consecutive KISS
album to reach the Top 20 in the U.S. The LP was certified gold by
the RIAA on April 22, 1976. It was certified platinum on November
11, 1976, the first KISS album to achieve that distinction.