NEWS UPDATE - November 2013

November 25 : KISS reference in DAUGHTRY song
From : Kiss Related Recordings (Thanks to Mike Bloeser)
Just added to KRR's 
KISS inspired and parody discography is the latest release by North Carolina's DAUGHTRY which new album features the song "Long Live Rock and Roll".
A KISS reference is in the first verse of the song "Long Live Rock and Roll" :

"Well I was Born The Year that Disco Died
And U2 was in high school Thank the Lord that they survived
Got my first taste, on a Seger '45 And since that KISS
I rocked out all day, and partied every night ...."

Official DAUGHTRY website :
www.daughtryofficial.com.

KISS Inspired and Parody section

November 24 : Bruce Kulick discography updated with 4 new titles ..
From : Kiss Related Recordings (Thanks to SleazeDoll)
Besides Bruce Kulick guest appearance on "
Thriller - A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson", Bruce Kulick also appeared on a couple of other recently released titles.

Tomas Bergsten's Fantasy - Caught In The Dark  Moccasin Creek - The Big Dawgs - EP  Dreams in the Witch House - A Lovecraftian Rock Opera  Andrew London - When I Saw Your Ghost (single)

On August 10, 2013 Swedish label 7 Chords in association with CDbaby released "
Tomas Bergsten's Fantasy ; Caught In The Dark", which features Bruce Kulick's guitars on the song "What Future Will Bring". Fantasy was a Swedish AOR band active between 1987 and 1990. Tomas Bergsten's Fantasy is a music project with the main purpose of making the songs of that time and before available to the public.

On September 29, 2013 Nashville-based rock band MOCCASIN CREEK released their 4 track EP ""
The Big Dawgs". Former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has contributed a guest guitar solo on the track 'Friends Of All Kinds', a groove oriented rocker that tackles the subject of racial prejudices in the US.
The EP is available on compact disc (only 500 copies made) and as digital download at iTunes and Amazon.com. An official video of the song 'Friends Of All Kinds' can be seen on YouTube
CLICKING HERE. Bruce's solo starts at the 3 minute mark.

On October 12, 2013 Swedish label Platform West in association with CDbaby released "
Dreams in the Witch House - A Lovecraftian Rock Opera".
Bruce Kulick contributed guitar on the songs  “Signum Crucis” and “Nothing I Can Do”.
Dreams in the Witch House is a Hard Rock musical Concept Album fusing Cosmic Horror, Symphonic Metal and Radio Theatre, adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's horrifying tale, "The Dreams in the Witch House" (1933).
The albums is available as digital download (iTunes, Amazon.com, CDbaby), compact disc and as a Violet Vinyl Gatefold LP Album.
Rock journalist Daniel Siwek and Bruce Kulick did discuss the fusion of epic rock and cosmic horror on August 20th, 2013 during an interview in Burbank, California.
CLICK HERE to watch the Bruce Kulick interview

And finally, Bruce Kulick did all the guitars on Andrew London's  "
When I Saw Your Ghost", which song is released as a single on iTunes November 11, 2013.
Currently the song is also available as a FREE DOWNLOAD at
AndrewLondonMusic.com.

BRUCE KULICK recent releases

November 20 : Old Vinnie Vincent material to surface ?
From : kissfaq.com
The "Joanie Loves Chachi" show is slated for release on DVD in early 2014. The "Complete Series" should include the episode, "One-on-One," which Vinnie was credited as a co-writer (with musical director Bennett Salvay) for the song performed by Scott Baio. Vinnie was a staff song-writer prior to hooking up with KISS as they attempted to record the album that became "Creatures of the Night."

November 15 : Ace Frehley signs with eOne Music
From : blabbermouth.net
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has inked a new two-album deal with eOne Music.
Frehley recently spent time in the studio with drummer Matt Starr (BURNING RAIN) and bassist Chris Wyse (THE CULT, OWL) working on Ace's new CD.
An early 2014 release is expected.

November 12 : Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer - MONTROSE Tribute DVD
From : ronniemontrose.com / Blabbermouth.net
When Ronnie Montrose passed away on March 3, 2012, friends and musicians immediately wondered what they could do to pay homage to one of rock's all-time legendary — and influential — guitarists. The result was some of music's most renowned artists uniting for a concert only a month and a half later (April 27) and performing Ronnie classics throughout the evening — which will now make its official DVD release on December 10, 2013, "Concert For Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration Of His Life In Music".

Recorded in San Francisco at the historic Regency Ballroom and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, the DVD features performance by Ronnie's past band members in MONTROSE (Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church with Joe Satriani), GAMMA (Davey Pattison, Denny Carmassi and Glenn Letsch with Marc Bonilla), performing both groups' hits. Additionally, Ronnie's colleagues and people he mentored and produced over the 40 years of his career are featured as well, including Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Ricky Phillips (STYX), Steve Smith (ex-JOURNEY), Ed Roth, Jimmy Paxson (STEVIE NICKS), Jeff Watson (ex-NIGHT RANGER), TESLA, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), and more. The DVD will also include interviews, bonus features, a photo gallery, and an additional set of Ronnie's hits by an all-star band featuring Chuck Terpo, Mario Cipollina, Tal Morris, Dave Meniketti and the members of Y&T. This was recorded and filmed at Bob Weir's TRI Studios.

The iconic and legendary Ronnie Montrose has been called the Father Of American Hard Rock — an innovator and an incendiary guitar genius. In his short time with VAN MORRISON, Ronnie created the iconic guitar riff for the classic song "Wild Nights". In the EDGAR WINTER GROUP, he left even a bigger mark with his catchy heavy-handed riffs on songs like "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein". But it would be his self-titled release, "Montrose", that would become the cornerstone of American hard rock. This debut in 1973 crafted such classics as "Rock the Nation", "Bad Motor Scooter" and "Space Station #5".
It laid the groundwork and became the template for bands like VAN HALEN and countless subsequent musicians. His musical journey lead him to the creation of GAMMA where he crafted songs like "Voyager", "Thunder And Lighting" and "Ready For Action".

Ronnie was always searching and reinventing himself musically. Venturing through a brief instrumental period, he brought us both "Open Fire" and his masterpiece version of "Town Without Pity".

"Concert For Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration Of His Life In Music" track listing:

01. Overture
Thriller - A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson (2013)02. Open Fire
03. Town Without Pity
04. I Don't W
ant It
05. Little Suzi
06. One Thing On My Mind
07. Free Ride
08. Frankenstein
09. Thunder And Lightning
10. Razor King
11. No Tears
12. Ready For Action
13. Fight To The Finish
14. Voyager
15. Lighthouse
16. One And A Half
17. Good Rockin' Tonight
18. Rock The Nation
19. Make It Last
20. Bad Motor Scooter
21. Rock Candy
22. Space Station No. 5
23. Connection

Bonus songs:

01. Good Rockin' Tonight
02. Rock Candy
03. Oh No You Don't
04. Paper Money
05. Wild Night

Below a fan-filmed video of The Ronnie Montrose All-Star Band "I Got the Fire",
4-27-12 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA. feat. Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

www.ronniemontrose.com

November 9 : KISS Kruise III / KRR accused for bootlegging (??)
From : Kiss Related Recordings (Jelle Jansen)
Last week I came back from KISS Kruise III. Probably the best Kiss Kruise out of the 3 I did. Kiss’ setlist was amazing, and a longtime wish came true, they finally performed “Anything For My Baby” (the electric way), even as the opening song of the first electric show; as well as “Ladies In Waiting”. With 3 KISS Kruises, KISS have performed the whole “Dressed To Kill”, my fave KISS album, live !!!… and that means a lot to me. Other surprises during the setlist were “Almost Human”, “The Oath” (both never played live in full concert before); “Mainline” (first time played live since 1974) and “Let Me Know” (first time played live since 1975) …. Holy Shit, a real treat for the fans, and I’m still glad I did book The Kiss Kruise over again …. (which I wasn’t sure about to book a 3rd time, simply because the 2nd Kruise – compared to the 1st one - was a little disappointing IMO) ....

On the final night me and my friends had dinner at the Sushi bar and restaurant, and one moment the Simmons / Tweed family (jewels)) came in. Their table wasn’t ready yet, so they were escorted to a table behind ours … Gene Simmons decided to spent his waiting time with a little chat with us, asking “How’s the food” and “If we enjoy the KISS Kruise so far”… Him standing around our table, while we were eating, asking questions, was so overwhelming that all of us forgot to ask him and his family to take a picture with us all... We realized that later on …
Prior to The KISS Kruise, I finally met
Lyn Christopher and Bob Kulick, see pictures below.

with Lyn Christopher with Bob Kulick
with KISSwith some members of NIGHT RANGER

All these good memories came to an end, when I received an official letter yesterday from a lawyer company who represents my favorite band and KISS Catolog Ltd.
According to this letter unauthorized infringing (“bootlegged”) products listed at my websites
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl and www.wegotyourrock.com are / were (also) listed, advertised and promoted at www.kissbootlegged.com.
If I do read that well (?), it suggests that I’ve (probably) released KISS (and/or related) bootleg vinyls, CD’s and/or DVD’s, which I did not !!!

Of course there are some essential bootleg KISS related vinyls and compact discs listed at
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl, but none of these titles are for sale !!!
Kiss Related Recordings is not complete without mentioning pre KISS
WICKED LESTER, the first vinyl bootleg release of FREHLEY's COMET (prior to his Atlantic / Megaforce releases), PAUL STANLEY's 1989 solo Tour, and any other unreleased KISS and related demo song..
But again, these kind of compact discs and vinyls, as well as other demo recordings are NOT FOR SALE HERE !!!

Since May 1997
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl is a reference / informative website only !!

July 2001, on request 
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/coverversions.html became part of an early version of www.kissonline.com ; Even Gene Simmons contacted me (via Michael Brandvold) to add Natascha Samira - "Always Near You" and Black Eyed Soul - "Strutter”…
With the extension and new look of
www.kissonline.com  the cover version section is removed a couple of years later …

June 2005 : Julian Gill’s
www.kissfaq.com and www.kiss-related-recordings.nl starts a joint-venture. From then on the KRR website also can be found at www.kissfaq.com/krr.

KISSFAQ / Julian Gill : “At a time when I have less and less time to devote to tracking down the related discographies, I felt it was time to bring someone on board to help with that aspect of the website’s information, I’ve neglected it for too long. I’ve long been a fan of Jelle’s "KISS & Related Recordings" website, and the information it contains, and respect and understand the hard work that has gone into compiling and organizing the information. A big "thank you" to Jelle for all of the hardwork he’s put into site in the past, and for moving it over onto the KISSFAQ.”

To understand what
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl is all about, Mike from Argentina did an interview with me August 2008 : READ THE INTERVIEW CLICKING HERE.

None of the material presented at
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl is for sale, except for some official releases, as released by official Record Companies … simply because I’ve replaced the vinyl for a CD, or because I like to replace the original CD for a more recent reissue with bonus tracks... If that happens, it will be listed at www.wegotyourrock.com.

Also
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl links to www.amazon.com or www.cdjapan.co.jp where you can directly purchase the compact dics listed on this discography site.
Besides that
www.kiss-related-recordings.nl always try to link directly to the record company where you can purchase the release(s) listed on this site directly from the Record Company itself.

In case of
www.wegotyourrock.com : here I sell parts of my private music-, magazine-, (Tour)book- and t-shirt collection.
It (read I) have no intension to sell (massive) produced bootleg stuff, or invest in this kind of stuff to resell it over again …

While I’m still startled with receiving this letter…. My wife compares the situation like this, “If you do collect art or cars, and after a few years you like to replace it with some other art or cars, do you have to ask permission by the artist, painter or factory ? I guess not”… I think she have a point on this .....

This whole situation slurps much energy from me, I hope to come back soon with news on more KISS Related Releases ... Thumbs Up !

Yours Truly,
Jelle Jansen





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