NEWS UPDATE : June 2015
|June 28 :
Conversation with Desmond Child on Decibel Geek Podcast
decibelgeek.com (Chris Czynszak)
Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child welcomes Chris and Aaron
into his studio for an in-depth discussion about his life in music.
In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a
performer in the NY-based disco group
Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS
singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band’s live
shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two
collaborated on ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You‘, a Top 10 smash that
spanned the globe. Desmond’s career in writing/producing took off
In this conversation, Desmond shares his memories of working with
some hard rock and metal legends. From his time working with Stanley
and KISS on albums such as Animalize, Asylum, Crazy Nights, and Hot
in the Shade, Desmond shares his memories of Paul Stanley‘s
songwriting process as well as a strained relationship with Gene
Simmons over some words said in an interview during the buildup to
1992’s ‘Revenge‘ album.
Desmond Child helped propel Bon Jovi to superstardom due to his
collaboration with band on songs such as ‘Livin’ on a Prayer‘ and
‘You Give Love a Bad Name‘ from 1986’s Slippery When Wet album. In
this discussion, Desmond sets the scene of a trip to a suburban New
Jersey home and the process in which two of the biggest anthems in
rock history were born. The songs carry a very personal meaning to
Desmond and he explains how the stories in these songs related to
his real life.
Also notable in the hard rock world is Desmond Child‘s work with
Boston rockers Aerosmith. Once again, his contributions would make a
massive difference in a band’s career; this time in the resurrection
of a band that had been long-thought finished. Desmond’s
contributions in the form of, most notably, ‘(Dude) Looks Like a
Lady‘ and ‘Angel‘ would help 1987’s Permanent Vacation album go on
to sell over 5 million copies in the US alone. His collaboration
with Aerosmith has lasted ever since with the writing partnership
being evident on subsequent albums such as Pump, Get a Grip, Nine
Lives, and Music from Another Dimension.
During this in-depth talk, Desmond shares his passion in protecting
music creator’s rights and his thoughts on the decline of sales in
music and how this trend is negatively affecting the industry and
its impact on future generations of musicians.
Listen to the interview HERE :
|June 28 :
original KKB album - KKB 1974 - is
now available on vinyl
Bruce Kulick (facebook)
Good news for my vinyl-loving fans!
The original KKB album -
- 1974 - is now available on vinyl. A limited printing of
500 numbered copies has been licensed, and you can order them
directly from the US (Light
In The Attic Records) or European
Again, this is the ORIGINAL 2008 release of KKB 1974 on vinyl, NOT the
recent rerelease. Direct any questions you have to the distributor
for your area, US or Europe, at the links above.
We are very happy to have this album on our label.
With Bruce Kulick on guitar, who recorded this album in New York,
1974 and who later became very famous as the guitarist of KISS for
12 years, Meat Loaf (Kulick was a member of Meat’s Bat Out Of Hell
touring troupe), or Grand Funk Railroad (with whom he has been a
member since 2001). Before he garnered praise from press the world
over as a Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp counselor to be both respected
and feared…Before all of that, Bruce Kulick was a fan of great rock
music… Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, The Who.
With Bruce Kulick - guitars, Mike Katz - bass & vocal, Guy Bois -
This power trio presents 8 amazing guitar loaded tracks, full of
fuzz and wha wah effects, Jack Bruce type vocals, complex
arrangements with the pure guitar power of albums such as Randy
Holden Population II and Mariani. A very recommended album!
|June 7 :
Bruce Kulick related - Dreams In The Witch House download
Kiss Related Recordings
first new track of the 2CD expanded edition of
Lovecraftian Rock Opera" can be purchased as a Flac/MP3 download
The song entitled "The Refuge of Penitence" was recorded January
2015 at the Stagg Street Studio (Van Nuys, CA) and features
Bruce Kulick on (acoustic guitar) and Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P.
To expand the run time of 2013's epic "A
Lovecraftian Rock Opera" to a more Feature Film / Stage
Extravaganza friendly run-time, the Producers of "Dreams in the
Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera have continued to create new
material adapted from characters and plot lines from H.P.
Lovecraft's Cosmic Horror tale of Witches, Forbidden Knowledge,
Advanced Mathematics, Dimensional Travel and the Lovecraftian
Mythos, entitled "The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)".
"The Refuge of Penitence" features Stefan Sauk on lead vocals and
legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick on a rhapsodic acoustic guitar
solo, while Tino Guo delivers an impassioned cello. Other acclaimed
musicians include Anders Ringman on acoustic guitar, Jeremy Rubolino
on piano and Douglas Blair on electric guitar. A challenging,
dynamic piece which blossoms from quiet and acoustic, to dynamically
chaotic, the track was mixed by prolific producer, Chris Laney.
Musical Composition by RingMan, with lyrics by Mike Dalager and
Andrew Leman of The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Socety.
In 2013 Dreams in The Witch House have released an album with the
same title "A
Lovecraftian Rock Opera", also featuring Bruce Kulick.
|June 4 : ACE
FREHLEY To Release New Covers Album This Fall
Original KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley, will issue his new album of
covers later this year. SPV/Steamhammer has the release penciled in
for an “Autumn 2015” release.
Complete details are expected to be announced soon.
During an interview with
100% Rock Magazine back in October 2014,
Frehley revealed that the upcoming album of cover songs will hold a
special treat for his long-time fans - new takes on classic KISS
songs. Go to
100% Rock Magazine for the complete