NEWS UPDATE December 2010
: KISS Tribute
Song "Friends With Painted Faces"
Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on A&E's Gene Simmons
Family Jewels, has launched a fan-based songwriting project called
"Friends With Painted Faces," with downloads of the demo benefitting
AmeriFace, a national non-profit organization.
"For just about any time in my life there was always a KISS tune I
could turn to," says Brunson, a successful marketing and public
relations executive who is currently the director for TechAmerica/AEA
in Orange County, California. "That's why I wanted to write the
first ever, fan-based tribute song." Brunson is currently shopping
around the FWPF demo, available at
www.bobbrunson.com/fwpfthesong, in hopes of re-recording
it with a mainstream contemporary artist on vocals. In the meantime,
he is focused on supporting the charity that caught his attention
when it first published a photograph captioned "The Big Finish."
Bob Brunson; "If you're like me, KISS has been a part of your life
for a long time now. And KISS fans are like no other fans in rock &
roll! We're almost a family!
For me, it started at the 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special. I still
remember being blown away by the music, the images, the whole
persona...I was totally and completely hooked! And whether it was
the original 70's lineup, the 80's non-make-up era, the 90's
'grungy' decade, or the current 2000s incarnation, they've always
been there for me!
For just about any occasion there was always a KISS tune I could
turn to! That’s why I wanted to write the first ever, fan-based
tribute song. I want to thank everyone for who emailed with their
stories of inspiration…they were really wonderful…KISS fans truly
are the best! I hope you’ll agree that I’ve crafted a song worthy of
the best fans in the world!"
Simmons/Bruce Kulick "Ain't Gonna Die" Remix
I would like thank all my friends and fans for an amazing year! The
reaction and support for my solo disc
BK3 has been wonderful. SO... I would like to share with
you all something very cool. I have worked with many producers
through the years, but a very talented friend of mine in Holland has
created a unique collaboration of a track from BK3, producer Chew
I did some session work for Chew Fu years ago, and of course we have
kept in touch. Chew Fu is known for his work with mega artists such
as Lady Gaga, and in 2009 had a huge hit with her song "Love Game"
feat. Marilyn Manson. Pretty cool! He has also worked with Grammy
winners Rihanna, Kayne West, Kings of Leon, Timbaland, Justin
Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas. And he is a huge KISS fan as well!
Well, once he got his hands on BK3 he asked me for the original
files for the recording of "Ain't Gonna Die" (the track that
features Gene on vocals) so he could do a remix. So as my KISSMAS
gift to you all, I am very happy to share this song for you to
listen and, if you dare, dance along to Gene Simmons and BK in this
unique Chew Fu collaboration.
You can listen to it in the streaming audio player (top right) on
kulick.net. Just press play! Please let me know what you
think about this track, you can leave a comment on my Facebook page,
as I believe it is really something special for you to enjoy. Also,
be sure to check out
Chew Fu and learn more about his amazing work.
Gigantelli (JulietKiss) vs. DANGER ZONE
Not really Kiss Related, but because Giacomo Gigantelli (Juliet
and Fabio Mainardi (DeuceNews) are both longtime (KRR-) internet
friends, I'm proud to announce that Danger Zone, Giacomo
Gigantelli's band, will be out with their "Line Of Fire" CD January
2011 via Avenue of Allies! Below a short Press Release :
After a forced silence of almost 18 years Danger Zone are once again
back in the folds and their famous and never published “Line of
Fire” album ready to finally shine.
The Italian Hard rock group, formed by guitarist Roberto Priori in
1980 and disbanded in 1992 after releasing the EP "Victim of Time"
in 1984 (6° in the Kerrang's import charts) and several live
performances all over Europe and USA, is yet on target and set to
regain what was lost in the past: the Italian Hard Rock scene
Roberto after partnering again with long time fellows and original
band's members Giacomo Gigantelli on vocals and Paolo Palmieri on
drums joined forces with Roberto Galli, bass and Michele Vanni,
guitars & keyboards to feed once again the breeze of the Classic
Rock on our lands.
While the guys are currently busy writing new materials and
rehearsing in the studio, Avenue of Allies proudly gives to the
lights of the day (January 2011) what have been the most obscure and
yet highly awaited Italian Hard rock Album of all times, “Line of
Roberto Priori recently stated: "We are really excited to finally
have the “Line of Fire” CD in our hands and we are getting ready to
hit the stage again soon!!"
Originally recorded under the executive production by Francesco
Sanavio and Stephan Galphas (Stryper, China, Meat Loaf) with the
artistic production of Jody Gray (E.Z.O., Loudness, China) and Mark
Cobrin (E.Z.O, Loudness, P.Simon) “Line of Fire” has been mixed at
Quad Studios in New York and witnessed the collaborations of huge
artists such as Michaels Des Barres as writer and Grace Jones on
background vocals just to name a few.
With a new mastering done by Roberto Priori, “Line of Fire” is here
to blow your mind away and bring you back in the magic of the
classic eighties rock.
And the story has just begun! Danger Zone will be touring soon in
support of the album and they will be back in the studio to release
what will be their come back masterpiece.
Danger Zone "Line of Fire" promo samples (YouTube)
Avenue Of Allies (Record label)
: TREASURE live
recordings (with Vinnie Vincent)
Two 1977 Treasure concerts are streamed for internet broadcast via
the website Wolfgang's Vault.
Both concerts are recorded at The Bottom Line, New York City,
Treasure was a four-piece hard rock band Felix Cavaliere of the
Rascals formed after his second solo LP, Destiny. Treasure (which
only made one LP), featured future Kiss member and '80s guitar hero,
Vinnie Vincent. Back in 1976, when the band recorded and toured, he
was still using his legal name, Vinnie Cusano. Drummer Jack
Scarangella had worked in various NY based bands and done session
work. Treasure never achieved the radio airplay they hoped for
(although the band's label had high hopes for the single, "Love Me
Tonight") there are still several examples of the excellent
musicianship of the band, and Cavaliere's exceptional (and soulful)
voice is simply undeniable. The widely used phrase "blue eyed soul"
was actually coined to describe Cavaliere and the Rascals. It has
since become the standard definition of white artists who sing soul