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NEWS UPDATE : February - May 2022

May 6 : SHAMELESS unveil video for  Simmons cover of  “Love Is Blind”
From : Pride & Joy Music / Shameless / Alexx Michael
SHAMELESS unveiled a video for their cover of the Gene Simmons' unreleased 1977/1978 song “
Love Is  Blind” from their upcoming new studio album “So Good, You Should ...” which will be released on May 20th, 2022. Also Kiss legend Bruce Kulick is featured in the song and video.



For “So Good, You Should…”, Michael again teamed up with guitarist partner BC, Charlotte Tybalt, Dennis Post, Stevie Rachelle (Tuff), Frankie Muriel and Tod T Burr to release their first ever covers album which also includes 2 brand-new tracks.

Due to the pandemic making in-person studio recording impossible, Shameless recorded the recorded the record at 12 different locations all over the world including Munich, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Copenhagen and Auckland, New Zealand.

The band already released the single “
Live Your Dream” with Charlotte last year in conjunction with Michael's book “Looking Inside: The Stainless Sensation”, a 500 page deluxe bound definitive history of John DeLorean, the DMC 12 and the DeLorean Motor Company.

Charlotte sings 5 of the new tracks plus adding backing vocals on almost all the other tracks. Like on all Shameless releases, Tuff singer Stevie Rachelle, sang on a couple of the songs. Kiss legend
Bruce Kulick is featured on a total of 4 songs including their version of the unreleased Gene Simmons song “Love is blind” and the cover of “East Bound And Down” where the band was joined by Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup on vocals. Tracii Guns appears as well on the new release.
Three more singles and videos will be released in advance to the album “So Good, You Should” - starting with the track “Shout Out Loud” on February 4th, 2022!

SHAMELESS - So Good, You Should (album details)

March 14 : rare GLAMNATION (Eric Singer) video footage found
From : Tolvis
A friend of mine just found his old master video tapes from when GLAMNATION toured Scandinavia in April 2000. He kindly lent me the tapes to transfer and upload, they're not spectacular by any means but (like most of you) I never thought I'd see film and sound footage of Eric Singer performing with GLAMNATION.

From : KISS Related Recordings

GLAMNATION was a L.A. Glam covers band formed in 1999 by Ryan Roxie (Electric Angels).
The fun glam band used to play around the L.A. area in summer of 1999 and even did play Scandinavia April 2000. The 2000 line up was Eric Singer (drums, lead vocals), Ryan Roxie (guitars), Eric Dover (lead vocals, guitars), Stefan Adika (bass) and Teddy Zig Zag (keyboards).
Except for bass player Stefan Adika (L.A. Guns,
Gilby Clarke), the 2000 line up of GlamNation became Alice Cooper 2001 backing band, and with Chuck Garric on bass they recorded "The Eyes Of Alice Cooper" (2003).


video filmed by SC April 23, 2000 - Sweden, Helsingborg, The Tivoli
Rock and Roll Part 2 / Ballroom Blitz / Ziggy Stardust / 20th Century Boy / Shock Me
Hells Bells / You Shook Me All Night Long / Girl from Ipanema (jam) /
I Wanna Be Your Dog / Beth (Eric Singer)





00:00 video filmed by SC April 21, 2000 - Norway, Oslo, Tors Hammer
Rock and Roll Part 2 / Ballroom Blitz / No More Mr. Nice Guy / 20th Century Boy / Shock Me
21.10 April 22, 2000 - Sweden, Göteborg, Sticky Fingers - soundcheck
Fox On The Run / It's Only Rock 'n Roll / Nothin' To Lose


 

GLAMNATION (Eric Singer) - band details

March 13 : A quick update about recent releases and reissues
From : KISS Related Recordings

UNION featuring former Mötley Crüe, The Dead Daisies and The Scream frontman John Corabi and ex-KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick will be having their studio albums Union (1998) and The Blue Room (2000) released on vinyl via Deko Entertainment / Blackbird Entertainment and went on sale March 1, 2022.
UNION self-titled 2LP reissue (2022)
Track List for
Union on vinyl:

Side One
01. Old Man Wise
02. Around Again
03. Pain Behind Your Eyes
04. Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore)

Side Two
05. Heavy D…
06. Let It Flow
07. Empty Soul
08. October Morning Wind

Side Three
09. Get Off My Cloud
10. Tangerine
11. Robin’s Song
12. Oh Darling (Bonus Track)

Side Four
UNION self-titled 2LP reissue (2022)13. Walking In Your Sleep (Bonus Track)
14. For You (Bonus Track)
15. Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore)
                          (Acoustic Bonus Track)


‘Union’ has not been released on vinyl since its original release and will now be a 180 Gram vinyl double album in two beautiful versions, featuring bonus tracks, and a gatefold sleeve.

The Premier Edition - Crystal Clear Heavy Smoked Vinyl (limited to 250 copies pressed), featuring a signed Album Flat with signatures from all four members.

The Silver Edition - comes on opaque silver 180 gram vinyl and a beautiful gatefold sleeve (limited to 500 copies pressed).



UNION - The Blue Room 2LP reissue (2022)Track List for The Blue Room on vinyl:

Side One
01. Do Your Own Thing
02. Dead
03. Everything’s Alright
04. Shine

Side Two
05. Who Do You Think You Are?
06. Dear Friend
07. Do You Know My Name?
08. Hypnotized

Side Three
09. I Wanna Be
10. No More
11. October Morning Wind (Acoustic Bonus Track)
12. Hypnotized (Acoustic Bonus Track)

Side Four
12. Do Your Own Thing (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)
13. Who Do You Think You Are? (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)
14. Dead (Live Bonus Track)
UNION - The Blue Room 2LP reissue (2022)
‘The Blue Room’ will be available for the first time as a 180 Gram vinyl double album that comes with 5 bonus tracks, the radio edits for “Do Your Own Thing” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”, along with acoustic versions of “October Morning Wind” and “Hypnotized”, and live version of The Blue Room album cut “Dead”.

The Premier Edition - Comes with a signed 10”x10” band photo, and is on a black & blue 180 gram vinyl hand pour (limited to 250 copies pressed), featuring all new artwork, 5 bonus tracks, and a beautiful gatefold sleeve.

The Royal Edition - comes on transparent blue 180 gram vinyl, features all new artwork, 5 bonus tracks, and a beautiful gatefold sleeve (limited to 500 copies pressed).


Montreal-born and New York-based singer
Karine Hannah recently have released a cover of KISS "I Was Made For Lovin' You'. Take a listen clicking here.


On March 11
Eonian Records have released two separate CD albums by MISS CRAZY entitled "Covers - Volumes 1" and "Covers - Volumes 2". Markus Allen Christopher (Trixie, Amsterdam, and Freakshow), a songwriter, vocalist & guitarist, and producer brought together an all-star lineup of guest musicians and engineers to join MISS CRAZY in breathing new life and recording a near-perfect time capsule of some of the greatest classics of the ’70s and ’80s. ‘Covers’ feature classics by A Flock of Seagulls, AC/DC, Billy Squier, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Fastway, Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Modern English, Mötley Crüe, Mr. Hyde, Ramones, The Partridge Family, The Police, The Rolling Stones, and The Trammps.
KISS' "Detroit Rock City" is the opening song on ‘Covers - Volume 1’, while 'Covers - Volume 2’ features "All Canadian Man" and "Two Timer"

MISS CRAZY  ‘Covers - Volume 1’ (Eonian Records 2022)MISS CRAZY  ‘Covers - Volume 2’ (Eonian Records 2022)











 






 
Metal Massacre Volume One - 40th Anniversary (2022)Marking its 40th anniversary this year, Metal Blade Records presents its debut release, "Metal Massacre Volume One", for the first time since 1984 on limited-edition vinyl.
Originally released on June 14, 1982, "Metal Massacre" showcased the best of Los Angeles' unsigned acts of the time such as METALLICA, STEELER, RATT and MALICE, and has since become a cornerstone of Metal Blade Records. On the 1982 second pressing of the album the STEELER song was removed and the (demo version of)
BLACK 'N BLUE's "Chains Around Heaven" included. This special release will be available worldwide on April 22.
The 40th anniversary reissue tracklisting includes all songs originally featured on the first and second pressing. Two limited variants have been pressed. 5000 copies of the Ruby Red vinyl at the
Metal Blade shop and 2000 Clear vinyl copies exclusively at Metallica.com.

February 13 : detail page for Mr. GEE WHIZ
featuring Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley 1973 session work added

From : KISS Related Recordings
Thanks to Julian Gill and Jon-Robert Solbakken I was able to fix a detail page for a rare KISS related recording. In the "Nothin' to Lose" book, Gene Simmons suggests that members of the band did session work for this "bizarre, eclectic pop" project in 1973.  One of the writers (Alessandro Longo) was a house-writer for Dick James. A single was released in (at least) the UK in Sept. 1974, but the copyright for the songs had been registered with a batch of other songs in Sept. 1973. click here for more details

From the "Nothin' to Lose" book:



Mr. G. WHIZ ( a.k.a. Mr. GEE WHIZ ) : No. 1 Song / Carry On Alone (1974)

Mr. G. WHIZ - No. 1 Song / Carry On Alone(1973 - 1974 details)

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