June 2 :
Vinnie Vincent performs 2-hour live set to backing tracks on May
The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn Former
KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent played a two-hour live set to backing
tracks at his May Metal Madness event at the S.I.R. Soundstage in
Nashville, Tennessee, USA on May 29, 2021.
Vinnie Vincent’s setlist on May 29, 2021:
01. The Shredd
02. No Mercy
03. Boyz Are Gonna Rock
04. Shoot U Full of Love
07. I Wanna Be Your Victim
08. Gypsy In Her Eyes
10. Over You
11. I’m On Fire For You
12. Thrill of The Chase
13. I Just Wanna
14. And On The 8th Day
15. Lick It Up
Mike Brunn : Vinnie played complete
versions of the songs listed above to newly recorded backing tracks.
In fact some, but not all, of the songs were slightly extended to
add an extra solo section to the end.
“The Shredd” that started the show lasted about 30 minutes and is
exactly what it sounds like. Basically, a 30 minute “shredd solo“.
My favorite part of the performance however was what Vinnie called
the “power ballad” section, with my personal highlight being the All
Systems Go outtake “Thrill
Of the Chase”. The version of Gypsy In Her
Eyes he played was also different than the versions I’ve heard
before. I think I like the “leaked” versions better, but this is a
great song regardless. "Forbidden" was excellent as well. I’ve
always been a big fan of Vinnie’s melodic songs, so this section of
songs were cool to me. Don’t get me wrong, seeing and hearing him
shredd is cool, but the melodic stuff is what made me a fan.
The full performance basically lasted two hours. He told brief
stories in between the songs, but they were brief and may not have
been before every song. It’s hard to fully remember. He also had in
attendance Richard Friedman who came up on the stage to talk for a
few moments about them being friends as kids and writing Back On The
Streets together. That was a really cool moment. If I had one
complaint about the performance it was that Vinnie didn’t perform
Back On The Streets after sharing that story. Oh well.
As always, there was no video allowed during the performance. It’s
too bad, as these performances will be lost in time forever, but
that’s how Vinnie does things.
VINNIE VINCENT previously unreleased music to finally see light of
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie 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
(as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This is my crowning moment of
joy that I've been waiting for 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. Within the next 12 to 18 months, it's all
finally going to be released. 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
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, this next 12 to 18 months. 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."
was Vinnie's 1996 EP, released on Vincent's own Metaluna label. The
purpose of the EP was to preview material for an album called
"Guitarmageddon", which has yet to materialize.
June 2 :
MARK PEACE THOMAS "Cruise Control" (feat. Bruce Kulick) From
KISS Related Recordings Mark
Peace Thomas is planning his "Rock
Star Delusion" album to be released July
4, 2021. A couple of digital singles already have been released
earlier this year, including "Cruise Control"
(May 19) which song features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar.
The song "Cruise Control" first
Mark Peace Thomas' 2014 digital EP "DJ
PEACE : Do You Love Me ?", which version also featured Bruce Kulick
on lead guitar.
Below the official 2014 music video for "Cruise Control" featuring
(KISS / Grand Funk Railroad) on lead guitar.
Bruce Kulick does not appear in
May 29 :
Swedish "Carr Jam - 21" project From
Jesper Lindgren /
We’re incredibly proud to announce “Carr Jam - 21”.
A new project to celebrate the legacy of the late Eric Carr (KISS
Eric tragically passed away 30 years ago and we wanted to do
Together with some of the most well known and KISS inspired
musicians, we’re going to record and release 2 songs written by Eric
Carr plus 1 KISS related bonus song.
All proceeds from the sales will be donated to St. Jude’s Children
The people behind the project is: Gustav Kronfelt (video producer),
Jolle Atlagic (Electric Boys, The Quill), Jesper Lindgren (Velvet
Insane), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) and Martin Ekelund (Bonafide). We
will release more members but also more info about how this is going
to be launched later this year! Stay tuned, more news coming soon...
KISS Related Recordings
Topics : pre KISS years 1974 - 1984 : KBB, Meat Loaf, Black Jack,
Billy Squier, Rozetta, Good Rats. From there the interview goes to
KISS "Crazy Nights" album, followed with KISS "Carnival Of Souls",
to Bruce's post KISS years during the late nineties with Union, ESP
, followed with Bruce Kulick 2000's solo albums and Grand Funk
KULICK discography pages for more details.
May 7 :
Todd Kerns' MINEFIELD covers All American Man on new album From
KISS Related Recordings
Today MINEFIELD have released their debut album, which features
a cover of KISS "All American Man"
(with Todd Kerns on lead vocals).
The band is put together in 2020 by Brandon Fields, who is the lead
guitarist (and vocals) in Detroit rock band Whiskey A Go Go.
He has designed it to be more of a musical collective rather than a
band or solo project, and to Kiss Related Recordings it is
interesting to see that this band / album line up also features Todd
Kerns (vocals / bass : Bruce Kulick band, Slash ft Myles Kennedy and
The Conspirators), Jeremy Asbrock (guitar / vocals : Ace Frehley
band & Gene Simmons band) and Matt Starr (drums : Mr.Big and Ace
In related news, Matt Starr (Mr.Big and Ace Frehley band) also
guests on 4 tracks of
SEVEN RAVES "Barely Hanging On" album,
which is released May 3, 2021. Seven Ravens is a brand new project,
based on the songs of James LePak and Scott Bazzett, mixed by Pete
Newdeck, mastered by Harry Hess, and executed by an impressive
all-star cast... (click
here for details).
May 3 :
DAVE DARROCH - Ripping Through The Covers (KISS tribute) From
KISS Related Recordings (Ypke Dijkstra)
Out of love for the band Kiss Dave Darroch recorded several
After that he looked for singers through
KISSfaq.com. Singers from around the
world contributed. By the end of April 2021 the album entitled
"Ripping Through The Covers" saw a
limited private release on CD and as
free digital download.
Ripping Through The Covers track list :
I Stole Your Love
02 Not For The Innocent
03 Is That You ?
04 Who Wants To Be Lonely
05 Got To Choose
07 A Million To One
08 Sword And Stone
09 Rocket Ride
10 The Oath
11 Strange Ways
12 Modern Day Delilah
13 Rip It Out
14 Almost Human
15 Makin’ Love