May 29 : ACE FREHLEY Completes Work On
'Origins Vol. 2' From
Ace Frehley has confirmed that he has completed work on "Origins
Vol. 2", the sequel to his
2016 collection of cover songs that
inspired the former KISS guitarist.
"Pretty much the whole concept behind that album is redoing songs of
bands that influenced me growing up," Ace Frehley told Oklahoma's
KATT Rock 100.5 radio station in a new interview (hear
audio clicking here). "I'm doing a [Jimi]
Hendrix song, I'm doing a CREAM song, I'm doing a LED ZEPPELIN song,
a song by THE ANIMALS. I also did a song by PAUL REVERE & THE
"Origins Vol. 2" is tentatively due later this year via
Entertainment One (eOne).
After the digital release
"Cat #1" February 2018, Anthony Lombardi
of TNT Records contacted me about reissuing CRISS’ 1994 album on
vinyl and CD.
The remastered CD was released October 2018 by Avalon / TNT Records
Japan, but planning a vinyl release took more time to organize.
Earlier this year Anthony Lombardi decided to let Paul Tavenner
do the remastering for the vinyl release, and from then on it was
suggested to release the album as a 2 LP set, including the same
bonus tracks as used for the Japanese 2018 CD release. Around the
I was asked about my thoughts, and the first thing what came in
mind was, that with a 2LP set you've 4 sides with an opening song,
instead of one (on a CD). To be honest, before last year, I hadn't spinned the album in years. I once had the Swedish vinyl picture
disc of “Cat #1”, and I wasn’t keen about “Strike” as the first
track on the B-side. Thinking back to the 70’s and 80’s vinyl
albums, to me the first song on the B-side is/was just as important as
the one on the A-side, for example the first song on each side of KISS' "Love Gun" album.
Another album which I thought of was the KISS compilation 4CD set
“Ikons” (2008), where each CD features the songs as sung by one of
the original members. To me it was cool to have all KISS songs as
sung by Ace Frehley or Peter Criss on one separate CD. With these
topics in mind I suggested to switch the track order a bit, as well
as Anthony was thinking about putting all ballads on one side of the
So, for the 2LP
25th Anniversary Edition of
CRISS "Cat #1", I decided to put
all three songs featuring Ace Frehley together on Side 1.
For side 2 I took all three ballads of the album, except for “Beth”.
To me it’s funny the second side still opens with a heavy riff (“The
Truth”), before the track turns into a ballad kind of song. I
personally rediscovered “Good Times” as a good song recently, and
with “Down With The Sun” all 3 songs together on one side of the
vinyl, it turns out you’ll easy recognize the way Peter sings like
he did on his 1978 and his early 80’s solo albums.
For side 3, I thought it was best to open with the MTV video single
“Show Me”. Besides that, the songs have shared vocals or are sung by
Mike Stone. “We Want You” (once) was the last the song of the set
list during CRISS 1992 tour, so that's a good reason to close the
third side with that particular song.
Because Anthony liked to have “Beth” as the last song on the 1994
album (track order), it was already decided to put that song on side
4. To me it was weird to open that album side with “Beth”, and
because “Bad People Burn In Hell” is one of the earliest CRISS band
songs demoed (in 1991), I switched that track as the opening song
for the fourth side of the album, which also contains "The Cat" and
"What You're Doin' “ as bonus tracks, both taken from the 1993 CRISS
I’m sure some will disagree with me, but on the other hand, I think
the new track order of this 25th Anniversary Edition of the album is
a good way to rediscover CRISS ‘Cat #1, even in a way the mood
25th Anniversary Edition 2LP purple vinyl track order.
SIDE 1. (length 14:47)
A1. Bad Attitude (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A2. Walk The Line (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A3. Blue Moon Over Brooklyn (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
SIDE 2. (length 14:24) A1.
A2. Good Times
A3. Down With The Sun
Side 3. (length 12:47)
A1. Show Me
(near sure this is Mike Stone on vocals)
A3. We Want You
Side 4. (length 14:23)
A1. Bad People Burn In Hell
A3. The Cat (taken from the 1993 EP)
A4. What You're Doin' (taken from the 1993 EP)
May 19 : BRUCE
KULICK "BK3" limited
numbered red vinyl reissue From
Bruce Kulick (twitter)
From May 18
The Rockologists are taking orders for Bruce Kulick's "'BK3"
red vinyl reissue. Pressed on 180 gram red
vinyl, the pressing is limited to no more than 240 copies. Included
in the package are individually numbered The Rockologists holograms
on the jacket and matching certificate, stunning custom OBI, Hype
sticker, a Booklet featuring Bruce's thoughts on the songs as well
as behind the scenes photos and memorabilia related to the LP, BK3
guitar pick, Bruce Kulick Merchandise sheet and one more special
This beautifully produced reissue of Bruce Kulick's 2010 album
features guest musicians such as Gene Simmons of
KISS, the final recording of Doug Fieger of The Knack, Nick Simmons,
Eric Singer of KISS. Former Union band mates Brent Fitz and John
Corabi, Steve Lukather of Toto fame and drummer Kenny Aronoff.
May 8 : PETER CRISS / CRISS Cat #1 2LP
purple vinyl reissue From
KISS Related Recordings Anthony
Lombardi of TNT Records is proud to announce the Remastered vinyl
reissue of Peter Criss /
CRISS 1994 album "Cat #1", planned for an
August 16, 2019 release. The album will be released as a numbered
(500 copies only) 2LP purple vinyl with green label 12" set in a one
Paul Tavenner, who recently have re-mastered TNT Records Joey C.
Jones Glory Hounds album for a digital release, is currently in the
process of re-mastering the songs for the
CRISS "Cat #1" vinyl
re-release. Just like last years Japanese CD
reissue, the 2LP vinyl release will have two bonus tracks, "The Cat"
and "What You're Doin'", both taken from the
1993 CRISS EP.
To preorder and for info you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or send a
PayPal (advance) payment of $10,- to
email@example.com for each unit you
Once Anthony Lombardi received your advance payment, he'll email you
the number of the vinyl set reserved for you.
* NOTE : the final costs of the 2LP set, as well as the
shipping costs, are not clear at this
moment. The $ 10,- advance payment is only meant to reserve your
until the final costs are known.
May 1 : ANDY BUONFRATE : "Superheroe" (KISS
tribute song) From
KISS Related Recordings
Argentinean Rocker Andy Buonfrate just have released his second
album "Casino", which features a (AOR-ish) Kiss Tribute song
You can purchase the digital release of "Casino" at
April 25 : Jean Beauvoir discusses working
with KISS / Paul Stanley From
from the legendary punk band the Plasmatics,
Jean Beauvoir is nowadays a multi-platinum solo artist who wrote and
performed the hit song “Feel the Heat”, lead song for Sylvester
Stallone’s highly successful “Cobra” film. He has produced and
co-wrote numerous hit songs/albums for the Ramones as well as worked
successfully with Little Steven, Debbie Harry, John Waite, Glenn
Hughes, ‘N Sync, Nona Hendrix, Lionel Richie, Doro, and many others.
Jean Beauvoir is a well-known KISS collaborator, co-writing
well-known KISS singles: “Who Wants to Be Lonely,” “Thrills in the
Night” and “Uh! All Night” with Paul Stanley. Jean and Paul wrote
several songs for Beauvoir’s bands
VOODOO X and
CROWN OF THORNS as well. Beauvoir also
played bass on selected songs on the KISS “Animalize” and “Asylum”
April 11 : Tommy Thayer in the studio with
Jason Scheff From
Tommy Thayer (twitter) /
KISS Related Recordings
Tommy Thayer did some guitar overdubs in Nashville for Chicago's
bassist Jason Scheff's upcoming solo album. August 15, 2018 Tommy
Thayer also joined Jason Scheff in the studio with Steve Ferrone
(Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
April 8 : Ex-ALTARIA
bassist cover album Vinnie Vincent & Kiss songs From
KISS Related Recordings
Marko Pukkila, former Altaria and current Stargazery / Shadow Tribe
bass player, will release his debut solo album on May 10th. Kiss My
Covers is a cover album featuring a long list of legends such as
Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali, Phil Lewis, Keri Kelli, Erik Turner,
Rowan Robertson among others. The album is a tribute to all the
great bands that had a big influence on Pukkila's life and musical
career. Pukkila has been around the European rock scene for over two
decades and has worked with a lot of renowned musicians with whom he
has toured worldwide.
A big change in Marko Pukkila´s musical career happened in 2000,
when he co-founded Altaria with his former Blindside bandmate,
drummer Tony Smedjebacka. The band also featured two legendary
guitarists: Jani Liimatainen from Sonata Arctica and Emppu Vuorinen
from Nightwish. Altaria released four albums and one compilation
In 2009, Pukkila teamed up with former Europe guitarist Kee
Marcello, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero, and Bob Gilmartin to
record a song called "Elephant
Man" for an upcoming
ERIC CARR album called "Unfinished
Business" . Elephant Man was intended for
KISS' Revenge album in 1992, but Eric only managed to finish the
lyrics and sadly passed away due to cancer in November of 1991.
Making this recording even more touching are backing vocals by
Eric's sister Maria and niece Sara-Jean.
Pukkila has also done a lot of all-star tribute recordings, mainly
for the USA market. A few years ago, he got an idea of releasing
some of the tribute recordings he has done throughout the years as a
solo cover album. The album is now finally ready to be released and
it will also include some new recordings.
This release features current / former members of Dio, Black
Sabbath, Alice Cooper, LA Guns, W.A.S.P., Saigon Kick, Quiet Riot,
Warrant, Slash´s Snakepit, Vince Neil Band, Britny Fox, Doro,
Waysted, Lillian Axe, White Lion, Night Ranger, Faster Pussycat,
Hanoi Rocks, Skid Row, Pennywise, Bonham, Foreigner, Bulletboys,
Gilby Clarke Band, 220 Volt, Red Dragon Cartel, Lynch Mob, The
Misfits, Bang Tango and Near Life Experience.
The album tracklist is as follows :
"Dream Warriors" (Dokken)
"Dr. Feelgood" (Mötley Crüe)
"That Time Of Year" (VINNIE
"Black Diamond" (KISS)
"Nightrain" (Guns N' Roses)
"And The Cradle Will Rock" (Van Halen)
"Tears Are Falling" (KISS)
"Rock N' Roll Children" (Dio)
"November Rain" (Guns N' Roses)
"I Don't Believe In Love" (Queensryche)
"Finish What Ya Started" (Van Halen)
"Just Like Paradise" (David Lee Roth)
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" (Def Leppard)
"Rock And Roll" (Led Zeppelin)
"Late Nights In Voodoo" (Buckcherry)