May 24 : VINNIE VINCENT Introduces His
New Singer SCOTT BOARD At 'Judgment Day' Listening Party In
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent says that his VINNIE
VINCENT INVASION album "Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)" could
finally arrive before the end of the year.
70-year-old musician, whose real name is Vincent John Cusano, made
the comment after holding a listening party for "Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon
Pt. I)" on May 19 and May 20 at Starstruck Entertainment Studio in
Nashville, Tennessee. Fans who paid $500 got to hear "Judgment Day"
— which features vocals by Robert Fleischman, who also sang on
VINNIE VINCENT INVASION's self-titled 1986 debut — and take part in
a jam with Vincent. Vinnie also introduced his new singer, Scott
Board, with whom he performed at the Nashville event.
In a social media post Vinnie wrote: "Man, that was a happy proud
moment for me. Three years in the making..with blistering
performances by my friend Rob Fleishman and yours truly. It felt
like VVI #1 all over again. Its not a record for the 50 year old
crowd tho... unless you're 25 at heart. Lol.
"There's one more studio tweak session I need to complete in raising
the vocal levels a bit on all the songs and then off to the record
plant to press," he added. "Expect 6 months at least for vinyl
production. But my moment of happiness was jammin it out with my new
singer Scott Board in our first studio shredd performance on some of
my favorite songs."
Back in May 2021, Vincent spoke to The Rock Experience with Mike
Brunn about his plans to finally release some of his previously
unheard music that was recorded over the course of the last three
decades. He said: "This is my crowning moment of joy that I've been
waiting for many, many, many years, just to be able to say to
everybody in truth and reality, but we are finally mixing the
two-inch masters that I finally have control over my two-inch tape
masters of all of my songs. And we're gonna be releasing new Vinnie
Vincent music on vinyl. And the artwork is great. We're finished
with almost all of the artwork. And yes, the 'Guitarmageddon' album
is in the process of being mixed right now. We just finished mixing
the new 'Euphoria' tracks that no one's ever heard. And it's pretty
He continued: "I would have to say in all good conscience and
honesty that I'm very impressed with what I'm hearing, and I'm blown
away. And I'm finally able to say it's a new era of Vinnie Vincent
music being released. And I'm so proud to be able to say that. And
as things start to open up and there are tours again, you can bet
that I'll be out there."
April 30 : Peter Criss' BALLS OF FIRE
singer JANE BOOKE solo album From
BALLS OF FIRE
singer Jane Booke have released a (digital) solo album earlier
The album sounds like a collection of demos from the '80s and '90s.
On the Jane Booke album "Private Dreams" is one of the songs
BALLS OF FIRE
(with Peter Criss on drums) played live during their 7
concerts summer 1986.
You can hear the album at
April 27 : Billy Sheehan (TALAS vs.2) & Jeff Scott Soto
cover Peter Criss song for late singer Phil Naro on "Buffalo Rock
City II" From
Buffalo Rock City - KISS Tribute (facebook) Buffalo Rock City
announced that there will be a second KISS
Tribute Album "Buffalo Rock City II" coming out later this year.
On May 3 the lead off single "Love for Sale" from the album will be
released. "Love For Sale" (as some of you might know) was a Peter Criss
song written in the 1990s for his solo band
CRISS, which never
released by Peter during his CRISS era, and at the time the song was
(RIP) was in the band and lent a hand in
shaping the track.
(NOTE from KRR : In 1999 "Love For Sale" ended up
The Mark St. John Project EP,
which project EP features Phil Naro on lead vocals).
Phil Naro had planned on participating on "Buffalo Rock City II,"
but due to hi untimely passing on May 3, 2021 (the release date of
the single marks the 2 year anniversary of his passing), we asked
the surviving members of Billy Sheehan (TALAS vs.2) with Jeff Scott Soto to
record a song in Phil's memory, and no better of a song for a KISS
tribute album than a song that Phil helped write with the original
drummer of KISS.
Here's the teaser/ad video for the "Love for Sale" single, which you
purchase directly from Bandcamp on May 3, 2023 at
All proceeds go to the Maria Love Convalescent Fund, a Buffalo, NY
based charity, which provides interim financial assistance for the
people in the community with convalescent care needs. Again, this
song is dedicated to the memory and musical legacy of Phil Naro. Let
him never be forgotten!
March 22 : The Metal Hall of Fame All
Stars CD feat. Bruce Kulick From
Tod Carwile /
The Metal Hall of Fame have released their first ever All Stars
CD on March 17, 2023. The CD is released by Deko Entertainment and
comes along with a bonus DVD of their 2021 Induction Ceremony and 5th
Anniversary celebration. The Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD
includes appearances by Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Yngwie
Malmsteem, Iced Earth), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Tony
MacAlpine, Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Uriah Heep), Derek
Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Chris Impellitteri,
Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Rudy Sarzo
(Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), Geoff Tate
(ex-Queensryche), Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani.
As a bonus you also get the The Metal Hall of Fame DVD which
includes the 2021 inductions of Triumph, Stryper, Marty Friedman,
former KISS members, Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick, former Iron Maiden
singer Blaze Bayley, with inductions by Paul Stanley (KISS), Dee
Snyder (Twisted Sister), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank DiMino
(Angel), and many others. Also included are the fifth anniversary
highlights including past inductions of Metallica, Anthrax, Randy
Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) and much more.
The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to
enshrining forever, the Iconic Bands, Industry Executives, and
Musicians who are responsible for making Rock and Metal Music what
it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they
keep inspiring Rock and Metal Fans throughout the World, from
generation to generation.
March 7 : ACE FREHLEY - The 21st Century
Singles Collection From
Hey rockers! We have some exciting news! My team and I have been
working hard to bring you something special, and it's finally ready
to rock n roll!
Introducing The 21st Century Singles Collection - which contains
seven 7" 45RPM LPs, each unique and special color housed in a
flip-top storage box, making them fun and easy to store and display!