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From: Atlantas Best KISS'ers
Richenroll Studios owner, Rich Grillo, needed a demo CD for the studio and wanted to create something that people would enjoy as well as get a feel for the quality of the studio. Being a KISS fan, he decided to bring in some of the studios session guns as well as bands that have previously recorded at Richenroll to come in and record their favorite KISS cover tune. The album is available at
Atlanta's Best KISSers
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August 27 : Audio Samples Of Entire 'Anomaly' Album Available
From: Kiss Related Recordings
30-second audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on Ace Frehley's new album, "Anomaly", are available for streaming on

Ace Frehley - album details

August 27 : Anomaly Special Packaging For Walmart & Best Buy
In addition to the standard packing, has now announced that additional versions of the unique packaging will also be available exclusively at both Walmart and Bestbuy. 
The WalMart Packaging includes an Ace autographed tattoo, while Best Buy Packaging is printed on silver stock, like KISS "Double Platinum" album.
More photos of the packaging are available at

Ace Frehley - album details

August 26 : Ace Frehley -  Ultimate-Guitar interview
Joe Matera of recently conducted an interview with legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Click here to read the interview.

Ace Frehley - album details

August 26 : Talking Metal Countdown To Anomaly Part III online
From: Talking Metal
Talking Metal's (Episode 279) "Countdown to Anomaly" featuring the final part of host John Ostronomy's interview earlier this month with legendary guitarist Ace Frehley. 
In the interview, Ace reminisces about his relationship with the late Dimebag Darrell. Ace also discusses UFO activity in New York's Hudson Valley and tells Talking Metal, "I see UFOs all the time." Additional podcast topics include Ace Frehley band guitarist Derrek Hawkins, "Anomaly" associate producer Frank Munoz, Les Paul, and Anton Fig.
Download the interview in MP3 format here.

August 22 : Musicians Pen Opening Track For Former Kiss Guitarist
By: Mike Osegueda / The Fresno Bee
FRESNO - Proving that the music industry is an unpredictable beast, a song written by two Fresno musicians nine years ago has found new life on an album from ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. 
Jesse Mendez and David Askew penned the song "Outer Space," which is the first single off Frehley's upcoming album "Anomaly," which is due on Sept. 15. 
It will be Frehley's first studio album in 10 years. 

"Outer Space" will be released Tuesday August 25 as a single through music outlets such as iTunes. Local music venue Audie's Olympic, 1426 N. Van Ness Ave., is having a Kiss-themed party at 9 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate the achievement. There's no cover charge. Kiss costumes are encouraged. 

"It's one of my heroes singing my words and playing my riffs," says Askew, 44. "I'm just kind of beside myself with the whole thing still." Adds Mendez, 40: "I'm still soaking it all in. I'm excited, but the same time I don't know what's going to happen next." Neither of them ever guessed this would happen. 

The year 2000 was the song's genesis. Askew started it on his acoustic guitar in his apartment and took it into the studio to finish with Mendez. At the time, they were playing together in a band called Shredmill. 
They thought the song was good, recorded it as a demo and sent it around to record labels hoping for a bite. Nothing came. 

The song sat, untouched and not totally finished for years. Mendez and Askew kept playing music in various bands, not really concerned with "Outer Space." The song came back into their orbit when Frank Munoz, who managed Mendez's band Tte Napoleon Blown Aparts, started working with Frehley. 

Munoz remembered "Outer Space" and thought it would fit well with the album Ace was planning. 

"We were putting together the track list for the CD and we both agreed that 'Outer Space' would be a great re-introduction of my persona -- the Spaceman -- to my fans," Frehley said via e-mail. 

"It's a heavy song." Mendez met with Frehley a few times during the recording process, as the song got adjusted and tinkered to fit Frehley's style. 

"I didn't know what to expect," Mendez says. "Him being in Kiss and doing what he's done and being where he's been. But he was really down-to-earth. We had a few discussions over sushi." Now both Mendez and Askew are hoping this leads to more than just dinner. 

They'll get a percentage of the sales from the single and from the album. 
Plus, if the song ever gets used in video games, movies, commercials or anything else, they'd get a cut of that too. 

Ace Frehley - album details

August 21 : various interviews posted online .....
From: Kiss Related Recordings
KissFAQ caught up with the legendary Ace Frehley to find out how he’s gotten back in the groove, and why Anomaly is all aces. Read the interview clicking here.

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley called in to Detroit, Michigan's 101 WRIF radio station on Friday, August 21 to talk about the band's upcoming shows (Sept. 25-26) at the Cobo arena and KISS' new album, "Sonic Boom". 
Listen to the seven-and-a-half-minute clicking here.

The same day Gene Simmons did an interview on Detroit's WCSX Radio Station, which you can listen to by clicking here.

Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was the featured guest on the "Mad As A Hatter Show" on Thursday, August 13. The interview is now available using the audio player on the left. 

August 19 : 
Simmons Talks About 'Kiss: Carnival Of Souls' Musical Theatre Show.

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke to last week about his latest project, "Kiss: Carnival of Souls", a musical theatre show produced in collaboration with Singapore company Storm Lion.
"Kiss: Carnival of Souls" is the brainchild between Simmons and fellow KISS bandmate Paul Stanley, and is based on a song of the same title that Simmons wrote. 
Describing it as a "visual, aural extravaganza and a cross between Cirque De Soleil, a live KISS concert, combined with special effects," Simmons said the show will be based in Las Vegas, with plans to tour around the world. While it is a KISS-inspired show, the band will not be appearing in it.
"What KISS, the band, usually does is put on big rock extravaganzas. But 'Kiss: Carnival of Souls' is actually going to have a storyline - although not a lot of talking. 
"You are going to be seeing a basic story premise that takes place in four chapters. It will be presented visually and it involves a journey through the imagination, that’s visually way over the top," explained Simmons when asked if the production was going to differ from what KISS usually does.
The entire interview is available in text and video format at

August 19 : KISS - Modern Day Delilah 
Okay, KISS Army... the 11-year wait is over! 
Here's the first radio track from SONIC BOOM. KISS' "Modern Day Delilah" hits radio stations everywhere today. Enjoy! "

Click above to hear "Modern Day Delilah"

Modern Day Delilah
Given the eleven years since their last barely passable studio album 1998's Psycho Circus it seemed unlikely that Kiss would ever release another album of new material. Seemingly invigorated by a huge recent upsurge in interest in their hefty back catalogue by the younger generation of rock listeners into the studio they went, and six weeks later emerged armed with Sonic Boom. However, we didn't expect them to knock one out of the park this early with this heaving, sweating lump of fabulous groove straight from 1975. "Yeah yeah" are the first words to exit Stanley's mouth and immediately our ears are pricked to what is not stylistically a typical Kiss track, a circular, bass heavy riff driving everything along. The net result is your immediate desire to renew that direct debit to the' Kiss army' while arranging to graft eight or more inches of surplus off your backside on to your tongue it really is that good.

Russian Roulette
The first of Gene Simmons's vocal contributions and this isn't at all bad. In fact the years have been pretty kind to the 'god of thunder', and his voice has actually developed more than a semblance of melody. It's raw, punchy and lyrically the usual innuendo ridden stuff "this is Russian roulette ne pull of the trigger is all you're gonna get" etc, which we've heard often before but here's it's done with a freshness of attitude that's been absent for a long, long time.

Never Enough 
Classic Kiss and this could easily fit into their live set without being noticed as a brand new track. Paul Stanley seems to have done some kind of 'Benjamin Button' reverse ageing thing with his vocals because he sounds every bit as energetic as he did back in their 70's heyday. Tommy Thayer too has slotted in nicely as an Ace Frehley replacement but without all the 'space' and its associated discordant rambling solos. This is obvious single material, if such things exist anymore, and is Kiss at their best. They've remarkably managed to summon the best attributes of their past without sounding dated, while at the same time making it all sound relevant to now brilliant.

Yes I know (Nobody's Perfect)
Simmons's rumbling bass drives this fairly standard Kiss number along in a way that it hasn't for years (apparently he was really motivated in the studio) Not just that, he sings too, and tunefully does it. Chunky and not overly overdriven guitar combined with that satisfying emphasis on bass give this a solid feel with some more good-time, tail chasing lyrics, as you'd expect...

This one will completely divide opinions. Initially a straight-ahead rocker in the vein of the classic 'Strutter' which at no time threatens to dissolve into a 'Crazy Nights' or 'God gave Rock 'n' Roll To You' type anthem; until it does exactly that with the chorus, which no other band on the planet would get away with. Not content with that, it even dives into a multi-vocal layered mid section before returning to the huge stadium rock chorus which you could imagine appearing in some teen movie. Though it works, it's probably the closest relative to some of their late 80s and early 90s howlers.

Hot And Cold
Cowbell-accented drums and more classroom innuendo punctuate this chunk of typical Kiss fodder (think 'Calling Dr Love'). It all sounds very live and not in any way over-produced (seemingly no Pro-Tools were used anywhere on the record). "Baby feel my tower of power" should give you some idea of what Gene's referring to and the song's easily good enough to forgive him such childishly dated folly.

All For The Glory
Drummer Eric Singer, who has assuredly hammered out rock-solid backing thus far, lends a hand on vocal duties with fabulous result. This is absolutely solid gold stuff reminiscent of Destroyer era Kiss, but with the nastier edge of later incarnations like Creatures of the Night. Tommy's solo is absolutely killer too - what talent he's brought to the band.

Danger Us
Starting with a quietly picked guitar intro before fading satisfyingly (why do bands not fade-in much these days?) Aerosmith like riff and Stanley's most effective vocal outing on the record. You get the impression that they're all really enjoying this stuff and again Simmons's sonorous bass rumble is very much in evidence, aidded by Stanley's own intentionally Spartan studio production.

I'm An Animal
A huge, lumbering riff of Zeppelin-esque ('Dazed and Confused' springs to mind) proportions and another Simmons vocal characterise this beast of a track bristling with stalker menace. Similar in nature to let's say 'War Machine' off Creatures of the Night it stomps emphatically all over some of the tedious filler of recent albums. "I'm an animal, and I'm free" Gene divulges, and who the hell are we to argue. This is fast becoming Simmons's showpiece and surely his richest vein of contribution in their history.

When Lightning Strikes
'Musical singers' continues with guitarist Tommy Thayer wrestling control of the mic this time around. He in no way disappoints, dialling in a pretty effective vocal effort that many more established singers would die for. More cowbells and a riff that's been done before give way to a straight-forward bridge/chorus.

Say Yeah
When we expect filler we get utter killer, and if you're not singing this in the car or the bath you've no business whatsoever reading this review. Again, Stanley's vocals are a revelation wielding an insanely addictive hook reminiscent of 'Tears are Falling' from the Asylum era but much, much better. Thayer's solo is brilliant too and resembles a lot of the stuff Bruce Kulick (surely their most underrated axe-man) came up with; fitting the song brilliantly and carrying no excess fret flab whatsoever. The Kiss of 2009 have left the building, and what a way to sign off...

KISS and Walmart announced today that SONIC BOOM-the band's highly anticipated CD, and its first new material in 11 years-will be sold in the U.S. and Canada exclusively at Walmart, and Sam's Club retail locations beginning October 6. SONIC BOOM, produced by the band's Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on

KISS' Gene Simmons says, "SONIC BOOM may be the best new record we've done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun. The world's biggest retailer had better get ready for the hottest band in the world and hire more cashiers before October 6th!"

Stanley continues, "Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, Walmart has made it possible for us to include a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, SONIC BOOM is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!"

Walmart, one of America's largest music retailers, is finalizing its exciting plans now for its in-store and online destinations for KISS fans surrounding the launch of the new album and tour, and will host various KISS products in addition to their music in its stores this fall. More details on Walmart KISS activity, announcements regarding album pre-sales, sweepstakes and KISS appearances will be shared shortly. 

The US & Canadian release of Sonic Boom is a three-disc set that also features Kiss Klassics, a 15-track completely re-recorded greatest hits CD, as well as a live DVD shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the band's 2009 South American tour. The discs are packaged in a DigiPak along with a 20-page booklet.

Sonic Boom CD Track Listing: 1. Modern Day Delilah 2. Russian Roulette 3. Never Enough 4. Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect) 5. Stand 6. Hot And Cold 7. All For The Glory 8. Danger Us 9. I'm An Animal 10. When Lightning Strikes 11. Say Yeah.
Produced by Paul Stanley / Co-produced by Greg Collins.

Kiss Klassics CD Track Listing: 1. Deuce 2. Detroit Rock City 3. Shout It Out Loud 4. Hotter Than Hell 5. Calling Dr. Love 6. Love Gun 7. I Was Made For Lovin' You 8. Heaven's On Fire 9. Lick It Up 10. I Love It Loud 11. Forever 12. Christine Sixteen 13. Do You Love Me 14. Black Diamond 15. Rock And Roll All Nite.

Kiss Bonus Live DVD Track Listing: 1. Deuce 2. Hotter Than Hell 3. C'mon And Love Me 4. Watchin' You 5. 100,000 Years 6. Rock & Roll All Nite.

August 15 : New KISS album "Sonic Boom" full tracklisting revealed
Source: Classic Rock Magazine
Classic Rock can confirm that the new Kiss album will be called "Sonic Boom" – and we’ve got the full tracklisting. Not only that, but we’ve heard six of the album’s 11 songs!

Classic Rock’s Geoff Barton was invited to an exclusive preview of the new Kiss album this afternoon, in the convivial company of Doc McGhee, the band’s manager.
“Kiss promised to deliver a back-to-their-roots album and that’s exactly what we’ve got,” Barton reports. “Recorded in the old-fashioned, analog way, it sounds spectacularly good – no ProTools nonsense in evidence here".
“The interesting thing is, it’s not simply a homage to the band’s first few albums. There are even nods to records such as [1982’s] Creatures Of The Night, which had Vinnie Vincent, Bob Kulick and others guesting on guitar. Kiss seem to have cleverly combined the best of all their eras into a single winning package.”

McGhee confirmed that Sonic Boom will be available exclusively through Wal-Mart stores in the US, as part of a package including a disc of re-recorded Kiss classics (already available in Japan) and a live DVD. The album is due for release on October 6.
“I actually wanted to make Sonic Boom available as a download for a dollar, but I was overruled,” McGhee chuckled.
“I still think it’s a great idea. Millions of people would’ve downloaded it, I guarantee. At just a dollar a throw, it would’ve been the bargain of the century.”
McGhee is delighted that Kiss decided to play to their strengths on Sonic Boom. “It’s exactly want people want: the classic Kiss sound played by the band looking like they’ve always done. Kiss are like James Bond or Mickey Mouse. They’re an amazing brand and they’ll likely go on forever.
“When I took over management of Kiss in the mid-1990s, that was my major plan: to get the band back to basics.
“I mean,” McGhee laughed, “when Kiss had a squirrel in their line-up – what was the hell was that all about?”

The full tracklisting of Sonic Boom is:
1. Modern Day Delilah
2. Russian Roulette
3. Never Enough
4. Yes I Know (Nobody’s Perfect)
5. Stand
6. Hot & Cold
7. All The Glory
8. Danger Us
9. I’m An Animal
10. When Lightning Strikes
11. Say Yah

Here’s our quickfire reaction to the six songs we heard:

Modern Day Delilah
Based around a lumbering, War Machine-style rhythm, Paul Stanley’s vocals sound top-notch and timeless, almost like they’ve been sampled from Kiss Alive! Meanwhile, Tommy Thayer’s guitar work is straight out of the Ace Frehley riff book. At a concise 3:35 in length, this is a perfect slam-bang beginning to the new album.

Russian Roulette
Gene Simmons takes the vocals on this one; it’s an archetypal lumbering, grumbling, pummelling offering, made all the better by the addition of a signature ‘ah-ah-ah-ah’ chant-line. The lyrics are simplistic but effective: ‘This is Russian Roulette… one pull of the trigger is all you’re gonna get… you feel the hunger and it’s much too much… go on take a bite.’ To a fan of classic Kiss, that’s sheer poetry.

Never Enough
You’re know you’re on to a winner immediately as this one begins with a time-honoured Stanley shout of… wait for it… ‘Woah yeah!’ This is a much jauntier offering than the preceding two tracks, recalling the more commercial, 1980s side of Kiss. The song has a real reach-for-the-sky spirit, full of uplifting phrases such as ‘rules just for breaking’, ‘life for the taking’ and (you guessed it) ‘love ’til I’m shaking’.

Yes I Know (Nobody’s Perfect)
Another three minutes of perfection. A light-hearted, hyper-commercial tune with Simmons at the mic-stand again, offering a gruff ‘YEAH’ (capital letters, natch) followed by the inevitable invitation: ‘C’mon baby, take off your clothes.’ There’s no word on whether Simmons kept his T-shirt on, however.

Our favourite so far; a proper anthem recalling the crowd-rousing grandeur of God Gave Rock’N’Roll To You. Stanley delivers the words ‘Stand by my side, I’ll be next to you/Stand by my side, we’ll make it through/Stand by my side, we’ll get by, you and I’ with consummate Starchild passion. This one just grows and grows… and then offers a neat false ending with some soft, CSN&Y-style harmonies (yes, really) before picking up the pace once more.

I’m An Animal
Full of giant, stalking menace, this is based around a dense, Zeppelinesque riff. Thayer plays a marvellous slick-but-stumbling Frehley solo, and you can rest assured the lyrics – ‘I’m an animal and I’m free… I’m an animal in the street’ – don’t refer to an old lady with her poodle off the leash. Late in the song, the band issue the urge: ‘Stand up, raise your fists.’ Little do they know, we’ve been doing that since track one….

August 15 : Guitar Zeus Release Date Changed to August 25th! 
The Guitar Zeus,  release date has changed from August 18th to August 25th. 
The 2CD album features the song "Snake" with Bruce Kulick.


August 15 : Various Ace Frehley audio interviews Posted Online II
From: Kiss Related Recordings
Ace Frehley called this morning. 
Download this Podcast in MP3 format here.

Classic Rock Revisited Editor Jeb Wright interviewed guitarist Ace Frehley on August 13th to discuss his upcoming CD Anomaly. They discussed the new album in-depth, why it took 20 years to make and how VH1 Classic's Eddie Truck made Ace change his mind on which song should be released as the first single. 
Click here to download the interview in MP3 format.

Talking Metal's (Episode 277) "Countdown to Anomaly" featuring the second part of host John Ostronomy's interview with legendary guitarist Ace Frehley is posted August 10. Interview topics include the recording of the album track by track, drummers Anton Fig and Scotty Coogan, and Gibson guitars. Additional podcast topcs include Brendon Small and Slash. Download the interview in MP3 format here.

August 13 : Rockstar Weekly audio interview with Bob Kulick
Rockstar Weekly has conducted an audio interview with Bob Kulick. A variety of topics were addressed including KISS, Bob's production work, tribute albums, a book project, and other artists with whom he's worked.  Click here to read the article and hear the interview.

August 12 : ACE FREHLEY Signs Australian licensing deal with RIOT! ENTERTAINMENT
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has inked a licensing deal with Riot! Entertainment for the Australian release of his fifth solo album, "Anomaly". Due on September 15 via Ace's own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform in the U.S., the CD was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles.

Ace Frehley - album details

August 8 : Upcoming AVANTASIA album will feature Eric Singer again
Avantasia fans surely remember his amazing drumming on Avantasia’s “The Metal Opera” albums, the man who’s been with Rhapsody for years now, who played for progressive heroes Sieges Even and who drummed his guts out on Angra’s legendary debut album “Angels Cry”, that made them literally Heavy Metal superstars in Japan within the blink of an eye: Alex Holzwarth will play on several tracks in addition to KISS drummer Eric Singer. 

Tobias: “Eric has played on many tracks, but we have composed some more. Problem was, that now he is busy with KISS, they do a new album and they are on tour, and I couldn’t talk him into quitting KISS and getting his priorities straight, haha. Alex has been a long time friend and he's a superb drummer, very different style. Eric is your Cozy Powell kind of thunderous Rock drummer, Alex’ drum work is more nimble and as the remaining songs were quite fast Alex is a great choice. Both drummers are awesome musicians and great guys. And both are members of my extended family. Depending on the amount of coming material there will be maybe a third drummer on the album, who knows? We got a lot of songs and as long as they are great, we will keep producing, people should expect a 10-Disc collection in 2017, haha."

August 8 : Various Ace Frehley audio interviews Posted Online
From: Kiss Related Recordings
A new audio interview with legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been posted at

Rockin Metal Revival has conducted an audio interview with Ace Frehley. Topics include "Anomaly", a possible Ace book, his new Les Paul model, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Download the interview in MP3 format here.

Talking Metal's (Episode 276) "Countdown to Anomaly" featuring the first excerpt of host John Ostronomy's interview with legendary guitarist Ace Frehley. In the excerpt, Ace recounts the recording of the cut "Ghengis Khan" when Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5, recruits Pearl Aday to sing background vocals on the track. Stay tuned for more interview excerpts and exclusive photos leading up the release of the album and the full-length audio and video interviews! Download the interview in MP3 format here.

August 5 : ACE FREHLEY Electronic Press Kit
As we gear up for the upcoming release of the new Ace Frehley album "Anomaly", this high-quaility production has some great exclusive clips of the Spaceman performing many songs, old and new, with intersplicing of Ace interviews talking of the new album.

August 3 : Triple Disc Version of new KISS album rumored to be in the works for WalMart Release
According to Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), KISS forthcoming studio album will be called "Sonic Boom". Guitarist Paul Stanley recently announced that the album will be released October 6th, and reports indicate a triple disc set will be issued through WalMart featuring the new album, a CD of re-recorded KISS hits, and a DVD. This is as yet unconfirmed, more details will be revealed soon. 

KISS recently invited the press into the studio to listen to some songs from their upcoming new album. Here is what Guitar Player Magazine's Editor wrote : 

"Heard 5 songs. If you dig KISS, you're gonna dig this new album. Paul (Stanley) sings his ass off. Eric (Singer) plays some amazingly powerful drums. Gene (Simmons) was finally made to play all of his bass parts (apparently, in the past, if someone had a cool bass idea, he let them play it), and he DOES have a pretty driving sound. Finally, Paul and Tommy (Thayer)'s guitars sound HUGE - with some fab riffs and '70s-style solos." 

Some new songs include 'Russian Roulette', 'Modern Day Delilah' and 'Stand'. Stay tuned for further updates. 

It looks like we might have a title for the new Kiss album - Sonic Boom. 
The album is due in stores October 6 via WalMart and like Journey set before them, the Kiss package will feature a disc of new material, a disc of re-recorded hits (already released in Japan last year), plus a DVD. The 3-Disc set will retail for around US$12. 

August 3 : Ace Frehley Q&A up on Magnet Magazine
Check out our Ace Frehley interview here :

August 3 : Carmine Appice's "Guitar Zeus" 2CD feat Bruce Kulick
Fuel Records is scheduled to release the Guitar Zeus project by legendary drummer Carmine Appice, featuring a compilation of 24 of the best Guitar Zeus songs. "Conquering Heroes" hits the streets on August 18th. The double-disc set showcases the prolific talents of many world-renown rock guitarists including Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Yngwie Malmsteen, Neal Schon (Journey), Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Mick Mars (Motley Crue), and the core band featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (Blue Murder, MSG, TSO) on vocals/keys/rhythm guitar, with Appice on drums.

Author, clinician, drummer... Carmine Appice first came to prominence as the percussionist with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. After five albums, Appice and Bogert left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty. Eventually, Appice left Cactus with Bogert to join Jeff Beck in the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, and then later joined Rod Stewart's backing band in 1977, co-writing hit songs such as "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks". In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley's first solo album. He was a member of KGB featuring Ray Kennedy, Rick Grech, Mike Bloomfield and Barry Goldberg, and has recorded with Stanley Clarke, Ted Nugent, and Pink Floyd. He was the drummer for the bands King Kobra and Blue Murder, and toured with Ozzy Osbourne.
Appice first created Guitar Zeus in 1995 when he recruited some of the most famous guitarists in the world to be a part of his project, from Zakk Wylde and Ted Nugent to Brian May (Queen) and Slash (Guns N Roses), even tennis legend John McEnroe. Throughout the late 1990's, three Guitar Zeus CDs were released to worldwide critical acclaim.

Track info: Disc 1 - 1. Dislocated (featuring Paul Gilbert from Mr. Big) 2. This Time Around (Yngwie Malmsteen) 3, Safe (featuring Neal Schon from Journey) 4, Four Miles High (featuring Steve Morse from Sea Level & Deep Purple) 5. So Long (featuring Doug Aldrich from House of Lords, Lion, Whitesnake, Rod Stewart) 6. Black White House (featuring Brian May from Queen) 7. Guitar Zeus Part 1 (featuring Jennifer Batten from Michael Jackson) 8. Killing Time (featuring Ty Tabor from King's X) 9. Where You Belong (featuring Slash from Guns & Roses) 10. Days Are Nights (featuring Ted Nugent) 11. Time To Set Alarms (featuring Elliot Easton from the Cars) 12. Under The Moon & Sun (featuring Mick Mars from Motley Crue) 13. Guitar Zeus Part II (featuring Leslie West from Mountain).
Disc 2 - 1. Stash (with Stevie Salas from Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger) 2. Code 19 (with Zakk Wylde from Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) 3. Perfect Day (with Warren DeMartini from Ratt) 4. Gonna Rain (with Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi) 5. Crusin' (with Denny Laine from Moody Blues & Wings) 6. Snake (with Bruce Kulick from Kiss and Meat Loaf) 7. Trippin' Again (with Ty Tabor from King's X) 8. Dead Wrong (with Dweezil Zappa) 9. Doin' Fine (with Vivian Campbell from Dio, Whitesnake & Def Leppard) 10. Where You Belong (with Paul Gilbert from Mr. Big) 11. GZ Blues (with Seymour Duncan and Steven Seagal).

Produced by Carmine Appice & Phil Kaffel for Bianic Music. 
Recorded by Phil Kaffel/Mike Wolfe. Mixed by Phil Kaffel & Pat Regan. 
All songs written by Carmine Appice & Kelly Keeling except "Stash" written by Appice, Keeling and Tony Franklin; "Where you Belong" written by Appice/Keeling/Franklin, and "Perfect Day" written by Appice/Keeling/Franklin.

For more information about Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, visit the following websites:


August 2 : New Ace Frehley Song Audio Stream
Ace Frehley's new song "Outer Space" can be heard in high-fidelity at the link below.
Ace's new album "Anomaly" will be out in stores September 15th 2009.
Streaming audio for this new track is available here:

Ace Frehley - album details

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