NEWS UPDATE October 2012
|October 20 : Piano
Tribute To KISS + some small site updates
Kiss Related Recordings / Thorbjörn Brorsson
On October 16 CC Entertainment released "Piano
Tribute To KISS", which features the first cover version of KISS
recently released "Monster" album.
01. Rock 'n Roll All Nite
03. I Was Made For Lovin' You
04. New York Groove
05. Lick It Up
06. Hell Or Hallelujah
07. Detroit Rock City
08. Calling Dr. Love
09. Shout It Out Loud
10. Love Gun
In related news, Since October 16
Amazon.co.jp are listing a new KISS related album on their
release schedule. For the moment it's not clear if this will be a
KISS tribute album, but the tracklist runs as follows :
01. Love Gun
02. Lick It Up
03. Detroit Rock City
04. Rock and Roll All Nite
05. Hard Luck Woman
07. I Was Made For Lovin Ýou
08. Shout It Out Loud
09. Black Diamond
INSPIRED / PARODY section is updated with a new
release by Scottish doom band WINTERS, which album "Berlin Occult
Bureau" features a song entitled "Ace Frehley".
Also American grindcore band ANAL CUNT's 2007 reissue of the 2001
"Defenders Of The Hate" is added which contains the songs "Bonus
Track #4" and "Bonus Track #5".
The two songs by Anal Cunt are not very flattering to Kiss / Gene
Simmons, actually "Bonustrack # 5" is a parody on KISS "War Machine"
... ... "I Own a Bank Machine", sung in the key of Gene Simmons ....
|October 10 : John
Corabi "Unplugged" feat. Bruce Kulick on 2 tracks
Rat Pak Records
Corabi has uploaded a new rendition of "Hooligan's Holiday", a song
that originally appeared on Motley Crue's self-titled 1994 album,
from his upcoming 'Unplugged'
CD. The new album is scheduled for release on November 13th through
Rat Pak Records and can be pre-ordered at
Best known for his vocal work with The Scream, Motley Crue, and
Union, legendary hard rock vocalist John Corabi serves up a
passionate, soulful dose of both new and classic songs on this all
new acoustic release! 'Unplugged' offers five new original tracks,
seven re-recorded classic songs, and in addition features an
exclusive 2012 behind-the-scenes interview with John.
The album features John Corabi on vocals and guitar, Cheney Brannon
(formerly of Collective Soul) on percussion, Topher Nolen on bass,
D.A. Karkos on guitar, Matt Farley on percussion and former KISS
member Bruce Kulick, who performs second guitar on "Hoolgan's
Holiday" and "Man In The Moon".
Listen to "Hooligan's Holiday" featuring Bruce Kulick
|October 5 : Gene
Simmons talks Monster .. and Lady Gaga on "Freak"
To celebrate KISS anticipated 20th studio
album "Monster", Christa Titus from Billboard has conducted a new
Q&A with Gene Simmons. Here is an excerpt from the chat
mentioning the possibility of Lady Gaga sharing vocals on the song
the song "Freak," Paul is singing, "This is who I am, and if you
think that's a freak, that's fine. I'm happy being the way I am." I
thought it was an interesting song coming up at a time where, Kiss
has always embraced who they are, but when I think about all the
kids that are out there today and how bullying has become something
that people recognize as a problem, I thought that was a neat song
to come out right now.
You're picking up on an interesting thing. When "Freak" was being
written, Lady Gaga got interested in singing on it, because it
espouses her emotions about being comfortable in your skin and all
that stuff. And that's a healthy message for everybody. For a while
Paul and I were going to sing it, for a while I was gonna sing it,
and then Paul and Gaga were gonna sing it, and then finally I
suggested Paul should sing it by himself, let's just do a band
album. And while it's great that Gaga-who in my estimation is the
only rock star out there, modern. There's nobody else-talks about
self-empowerment, all that stuff, we made our imprint and stuck our
foot firmly into the ground almost 40 years ago and said, "This is
who we are, take it or leave it." So in the days of tie-dyed shirts
and hippies and anti-war stuff and schools being closed down, we
didn't care. We are Kiss, we are alive, we are our own definition.
We've never looked over our shoulder to see what's in fashion,
what's not, we don't care. And Kiss continues today. Fashions come
and go. Punk came and died. Grunge came and then died. Thrash came
and then died. New romance came and died. Alternative came and died,
then they called it indie. We. Don't care. Kiss is its own
Read the entire interview
|October 4 : Steve
Coronel (Wicked Lester) interview on DBgeek
Only one person can say he is responsible for
introducing Paul Stanley to Gene Simmons.
This week, we hear his side of the story.
Coronel met Gene Simmons (then known as Gene Klein) on the first day
of 7th grade at Joseph Pulitzer Middle School in 1963.In this
episode you'll hear how a near fisticuffs began a musical and
personal friendship that has lasted for well over four decades.
Steve shares a treasure trove of early childhood stories about
Simmons that are sure to entertain yet, also, surprise you. From
their early bonding over popular music of the era to the inevitable
stories of chasing after the opposite sex to the unveiling of the
now-world-famous tongue, Coronel shares a candid side of our
favorite Demon that is an inside look at the human being that
predates the fame, fortune, and marketing ventures.
In this in-depth discussion Coronel reflects on the initial tense
meeting between Simmons and Stanley and their unique chemistry that
would later rule the concert world. You'll also hear his memories of
the writing process for future KISS songs 'She' and 'Goin' Blind'
along with his not-so-pleasant memories of the dressed-up studio
version of the former as it was recorded by
WICKED LESTER at Electric Lady Studios.
Also included in this candid discussion is Coronel's take on the
circumstances that led to his ouster from
WICKED LESTER and how it was possibly due in part to a somewhat
heated conversation that he had with then-Stanley Eisen about his
views on self-worth at the time and how it possibly fueled his
future KISS character of the Starchild.
Coronel also delves into his memories of often-not-discussed
WICKED LESTER band mates Brooke Ostrander and Tony Zarrella and
looks back on a grueling showcase for Epic Records.
Included in this in-depth discussion is a clip of a song entitled
"Frame Up" that was recorded by Coronel's post-Wicked Lester band,
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