September 30 : Sophie
Tweed-Simmons auditioned for The X Factor From :
Kiss Related Recordings I won't add this kind of news on a regular basis, but there less to
write about upcoming KISS Related releases ... so I decided to give
this topic a little attention. Sophie Tweed-Simmons auditioned for the The X Factor in San
Francisco last Wednesday, and told the judges she wanted to stand on
her own talent, not the talent and fame of her father, Gene Simmons
of the rock band KISS. Watch her performance of Adele's "Make You Feel My Love".
September 23 : BK
Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of "Crazy Nights" From:
BRUCE KULICK / kulick.net My
recent track-by-track feature celebrating the 20th anniversary of
KISS "Revenge" was so incredibly well received I've decided to do
the same thing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of KISS "Crazy
Nights", which was released in September of 1987.
Crazy Nights was produced by Ron Nevison, who
at the time was the hottest producer around, and the album had
several hit singles and videos, was certified Platinum by the RIAA,
and reached #18 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the UK Albums Chart.
Considering the number of Crazy Nights albums I have signed over the
years, I know there are many KISS fans who really love Crazy Nights.
So, let's take a track-by-track look back at what I remember about
making the album that really defined the mid to late 80s period of
Direct link to Bruce Kulick's Crazy Nights track-by-track feature :
September 17 : KISSIN'
TIME - Canada's Tribute To KISS From:
KISS tribute album, "KISSIN' TIME: CANADA'S TRIBUTE TO KISS" will be
released around October 31 and features 12 Klassic KISS songs
recorded by some of the best Indie artists from Canada. All proceeds
after expenses will be donated to SICK KIDS FOUNDATION (Toronto Sick
Tracklist (trackorder subject to change) :
King of the Night Time World - Gord Prior
02. C'mon and Love Me - Bobnoxious
03. War Machine - West Memphis Suicide
04. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You - Zealots Desire
05. Detroit Rock City - Tracenine
06. I Was Made For Lovin' You - R.E.D
07. Deuce - Before The Damned
08. Hard Luck Woman - Sarah Smith
09. Goin' Blind - The Buffalo Brothers
10. Love Gun - Curtis
11. Lick It Up - The Salads
12. Rock And Roll All Nite - Spiro Papadatos
Produced by Jason Jansekovich, Gord Prior & Spiro Papadatos for Keep
It Live Records.
September 14 : Bruce
Kulick talks to DECIBEL GEEK
The Decibel Geek Podcast has released an in-depth discussion with
former Kiss and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick
for downloading and streaming.
In this long form discussion, the veteran musician reflects on
nearly 40 years in the music industry.
Kulick's history in pop culture stretches back to the mid 70's with
his work as touring guitar player for the Andrea True Connection.
True, a famous porn star, had stretched into disco music and scored
a #4 Billboard hit with 1976's 'More More More.' Kulick shares his
stories about touring with True as well as memories of touring the
“chitlin circuit” with soul singer George McCrae and backing Meat
Loaf during his Bat Out of Hell tour.
Bruce Kulick landed on the hard rock map in 1984 as he transitioned
into the full-time lead guitarist for Kiss. In this discussion he
shares his memories of the awkward period of traveling with then-ill
guitarist Mark St. John and reflects on gigs that they would play a
game of proverbial musical chairs depending on St. John's medical
Also in this discussion are Kulick's thoughts about KISS' upcoming
Monster book and album, memories of the circumstances that led to
the 1996 original-lineup reunion, and his take on why the band seems
to attempt to avoid any mention of the non-makeup period.
Bruce Kulick is now the lead guitarist in iconic 70's rock band
Grand Funk Railroad, of which he's been a member almost as long as
Kiss. In this conversation, Kulick describes the stark contrasts
between being a member of KISS and Grand Funk Railroad including the
method of touring, what's expected performance-wise, and the
possibility, or lack thereof, of new Grand Funk music.
September 13 : "Monster"
samples available At iTunes
Kiss Related Recordings
Listen to 30-second samples of "Monster" at the iTunes U.S. Store
Listen to 90-second samples of "Monster" at the iTunes UK / Europe
Listen to 90-second samples of "Monster" at the iTunes Holland Store
Released date: 5 October 2012 (7th in North
Tracks list / credits:
01. Hell or Hallelujah (4:06) - Stanley
02. Wall of Sound (2:56) - Stanley, Simmons, Thayer
03. Freak (3:35) - Stanley, Thayer
04. Back to the Stone Age (3:01) - Stanley, Simmons, Thayer, Singer
05. Shout Mercy (4:05) - Stanley, Thayer
06. Long Way Down (3:51) - Stanley, Thayer
07. Eat Your Heart Out (4:06) - Simmons
08. The Devil Is Me (3:41) - Stanley, Simmons, Thayer
09. Outta This World (4:29) - Thayer
10. All for the Love of Rock & Roll (3:22) - Stanley
11. Take Me Down Below (3:25) - Stanley, Simmons, Thayer
12. Last Chance (3:06) - Stanley, Simmons, Thayer
13. Right Here Right Now (3:58) (iTunes bonus track)
Engineer: Greg Collins
Recording Studio: Conway recording studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixing Studio: The Nook, Hollywood, CA.
Photoshoots: Brian Lowe
Guitars and vocals: Paul Stanley
Bass and vocals: Gene Simmons
Lead guitar and vocals: Tommy Thayer
Drums and vocals: Eric Singer
Record label: Universal
Copyright: (C) 2012 Simstan Music Ltd.
September 12 : KISS
Tribute band : KISSOLOGY ALIVE 51 preview From:
In the autumn of 1975 KISS released ALIVE! the double live album
that skyrocketed them in the Rock stardom. Today, 37 years later,
young Tribute band KISSOLOGY from Genova (Italy) publish ALIVE 51,
recorded live during their recent gigs at the Area 51.
ALIVE 51 is set for an October 15 release through Underground
ALIVE 51 is a live CD that really sounds like a tribute to the
masters of Rock and a tribute to the passion of the hundreds of
musicians who have approached their instrument just by listening to
The music sounds fresh and powerful as a '70's KISS concert, sweat,
bombs and errors included, that really make this CD "alive".
The track list is a mix of hits from the early days up to Modern Day
Delilah and almost the same set from the Sonic Boom over Europe
tour, maybe a few "obscure" tracks could have been included but what
you get is enough to make you wish to go to see them at one of their
upcoming live act, including the MONSTER release party to be held in
Milan on October 20 and where you might buy ALIVE 51 directly from
KISSOLOGY is Andrea De Stanleys a.k.a. Wild Steel (vocals) Shawn
Simmons (bass) Space Ale (lead guitar) Logan Singer (drums) Psycho
Detroit Rock City
03 Heaven's on Fire
04 I stole your love
05 Shock me
06 Lick it up
07 Nothin to Lose
08 I was made for Lovin You
09 I Love it Loud
10 Modern Day Delilah
11 War Machine
12 Love Gun
13 Rock'n'Roll all Nite