NEWS UPDATE - September 2013

VINNIE VINCENT - Vinnie's Angels (DVD 2013)September 28 : Vinnie Vincent "Vinnie's Angels" DVD
From :
Vinnie Vincent has uploaded a new video to his official YouTube channel. The video, and his website, offers a new DVD titles "Vinnie's Angels" for $ 20,-.There's currently no information available about the title or its contents.

Vinnie's Angels on TouTube :


September 27 : A WORLD WITH HEROES - A KISS Tribute Album for Cancer Care - Deluxe Edition Coming to iTunes Sept 24th 2013
From : Pledge Music
For Immediate Release:
After having run a very successful campaign that reached 241% of its stated goal and raised just under 23 000$ for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson, Quebec ( the ‘A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES’ KISS A WORLD WITH HEROES - A KISS Tribute Album for Cancer Caretribute album for cancer care is landing in iTunes stores around the world on Sept 24th 2013.
The album features performances by some of rock’s elite including Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/Pantera), Ron Keel (Keel), Mark To rnillo (Accept), Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns ‘N Roses), Brighton Rock, Russ Dwarf (Killer Dwarfs), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Burning Rain), Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Terry Ilous & Mark Kendall (Great White), Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Troy Lucketta (Tesla), Eric Brittingham & Jeff Labar (Cinderella), John Regan & Tod Howarth (Frehley’s C omet), Rick Hughes (Sword), Bonfire, Derry Grehan & Johnnie Dee (Honeymoon Suite), Willie Basse and many more.

Available on iTunes:
The Deluxe Edition iTunes Release will include a re-imagined track listing as well as ELEVEN bonus tracks not included on the CD version.

The bonus tracks are:

01) No, I’m Not Afraid (Previously Unreleased Peter Criss Band Demo from 1991) performed by Peter Criss and Phil Naro.

02) Wait For A Minute To Rock N’ Roll (Previously Unreleased Peter Criss Band Demo from 1991) performed by Peter Criss and Phil Naro.

03) Back On The Streets (2013 Mix – written by Vinnie Vincent)
performed by Richie Scarlet, John Regan, Tod Howarth, Arthur Stead & Steve Werner.

04) Only You (2013 Recording) performed by DORO

05) God Gave Rock N Roll To You II performed by Russ Dwarf

06) I’m An Animal (2013 Mix)
performed by Richie Scarlet, John Regan, Tod Howarth, Arthur Stead & Steve Werner.

07) Let Me Go Rock N’ Roll performed by The Oddfathers

08) Surrender In The Name Of Love (Written by Peter Criss & Phil Naro)
performed by 24K featuring Phil Naro and Mladen Alexander

09) Love Gun (Tommy Denander Guitar Solo Mix)
performed by Tony Harnell, Kevin Valentine and Tommy Denander

10) Larger Than Life (2013 Remaster – Robot Lords Of Tokyo version)
performed by Robot Lords Of Tokyo

11) Cold Gin (2013 Remaster from L.A. GUNS’ 1998 WASTED EP) performed by L.A. Guns

Profits from the iTunes’ sales of the ‘A World With Heroes’ KISS tribute album will continue to benefit the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson, Quebec (

- A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES (2CD - version - 40 tracks)
- A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES (Deluxe Edition iTunes Release - 51 tracks)
- A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES (4 unreleased bonus tracks - download available for Pledgers only)

A WORLD WITH HEROES(album details)

September 22 :
Ace Frehley's  Second Sighting and Trouble Walkin' 2013 CD reissues

From : Kiss Related Recordings/
According to an Amazon UK listing, Rock Candy Records will issue special deluxe collector's editions of FREHLEY'S COMET "Second Sighting" (1988) and ACE FREHLEY's "Trouble Walkin'" (1989) albums on October 21.

Amazon description for FREHLEY'S COMET "Second Sighting" reads:
FREHLEY'S COMET - Second SightingSpecial Deluxe Collector's Edition / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / Classic Hard rock from former Kiss guitarist / Contains Insane , It's Over Now and Dancin With Danger / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, unpublished photos and band involvement. As a founding member and lead guitarist of Kiss, Ace Frehley - known affectionately as the Space Ace - was probably one of the most identifiable rock stars of the 70s. Indeed, his profile was so prominent that when the band hatched the brilliant idea of releasing four solo albums simultaneously, it was Ace's record that not only sold the most but also attracted the best reviews. It was a fact that apparently still irritates the rest of Kiss to this very day. By the early 80s however things for Ace were getting decidedly shaky and, it must be said increasingly, out of control. Losing grip on his situation and his standing within the band, Ace's departure in 1982 was almost inevitable. Fortunately, the Kiss Army remained loyal and eagerly awaited his return to active duty with Frehley's Comet, a project powered by him alone. Second Sighting , originally issued in 1988, was the second outing from this unit gathering together a working band that featured seasoned drummer Jamie Oldaker, ex John Waite bassist John Regan and, perhaps most importantly, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tod Howarth, a man who had gained a stirling reputation as leader of cult AOR favourites 707 and live work with both Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent. Bristling with energy and hard rock firepower, Second Sighting takes no prisoners, allowing Ace to stretch out and take command of his legacy in a manner that befitted his explosive and larger than life reputation. Track listing: Insane; Time Ain't Runnin' Out; Dancin' With Danger; It s Over Now; Loser In A Fight; Juvenile Delinquent; Fallen Angel; Separate; New Kind Of Lover; The Acorn Is Spinning.

Amazon description for ACE FREHLEY's "Trouble Walkin'" reads:
ACE FREHLEY - TROUBLE WALKIN'Special Deluxe Collector's Edition / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 Bit digital technology / Classic Hard Rock from original Kiss guitarist / Contains Shot Full Of Rock , Do Ya and 2 Young 2 Die / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and unpublished photos. He was the man with the rocket firing guitar. Dubbed the Space Ace, the coolest member of 70s rock gods Kiss and a man who attracted a legion of fan followers of his own for reasons both good and bad. Ace's devilishly potent guitar playing lent Kiss a sense of purpose and ambition that elevated them from amusing comic book crusaders to seriously dangerous heavy metal heroes. As with most things in life it couldn't last. Down but not out, Ace left Kiss in 1982 to pursue a solo career, one that was eagerly anticipated by legions of fans keen to sample his razor sharp riffs and quirky song writing in a brand new setting. With two successful albums recorded under the banner of Frehley's Comet, Ace retired the band moniker in favour of a solo outing for album #3, the amusingly titled Trouble Walkin . Issued in late 1989, the album reunited Ace with veteran Kiss Producer Eddie Kramer helping to craft a record of high grade hard rock with all the accoutrements that you might reasonably expect from such a maverick character. With titles such as Shot Full Of Rock , Five Card Stud , Hide Your Heart , 2 Young To Die and a brilliantly creative cover of ELO's Do Ya , Ace unloads salvo upon salvo of lighting fast licks and twisted riffs proving that his talent was as explosive as ever. Track listing: Shot Full Of Rock; Do Ya; Five Card Stud; Hide Your Heart; Lost In Limbo; Trouble Walkin'; 2 Young 2 Die; Back To School; Remember Me; Fractured III.

Robot Lords of Tokyo : Virtue & Vice (2013)September 8 : The Robot Lords of Tokyo
From : Kiss Related Recordings
Columbus, Ohio based stoner rockers, The Robot Lords of Tokyo recently have released their 3rd album "Virtue & Vice", which album cover is inspired by KISS "Love Gun".


The Robot Lords of Tokyo (official website)

September 5 : IMPERA covers PAUL STANLEY's "Goodbye"
From : Kiss Related Recordings / Escape Music /
IMPERA - Pieces Of Eden (2013)Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their sophomore studio album, "Pieces Of Eden", on October 18 via Escape Music. The CD was produced by Johan "Impera" Kihlberg and was mixed by Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), who also plays guest guitar on the song "Goodbye" a cover of the track that originally appeared on Paul Stanley's (KISS) 1978 album. "Goodbye" features an additional guest appearance by Bob Kulick, who was also the guitarist on the song's original version.

“We all started to play because of KISS”, J.K Impera states. We’re huge KISS-fans and collectors and even good friends with them. KISS is the reason we discovered how great rock and roll is.

Impera is:


September 4 : Brookvale Records reissues "Anomaly" on 2LP vinyl
From :
Thanks to the overwhelming success of last year’s Anomaly (2LP silver marble vinyl) release on Brookvale Records, we have commissioned a new pressing of Ace Frehley’s 2009 solo album "Anomaly".

Brookvale Records is proud to bring you Anomaly in two exciting new colors… Opaque Blue or Green/Black Swirl. Last year’s Silver Marble pressing sold out very quickly, and these new colors are expected to do the same. The new colors are available in LIMITED quantities… Only 750 of each! Once again, this is a 2-LP set, each individually hand-numbered.

The price is $27.99 for each hand-numbered 2-LP set.
For more information and order details,

Brookvale Records - Ace Frehley Anomaly 2LP

Sept. 2 : Joe Lynn Turner discusses new project with Bruce Kulick
From : KissFaq
Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner was recently interviewed for a Bulgarian news outlet, during which he teased his upcoming project with Bruce Kulick, Tony Franklin and Carmine Appice.

"It's going to be a super band," said Turner regarding the project. "We just feel that this thing is going to explode because there is nothing on the market like this."

August-September : KissFAQ Launch 1978 Solo Album Retrospective
From : KissFaq (Tim Tim McPhate)
Retrospective to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1978 KISS solo albums with all-new interviews, original features, special content, and much more

As KISS celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2013, on July 29 launched Back In The Solo Album Groove: The KISS Albums. 35 Years Later..., an ambitious multi-week retrospective dedicated to arguably the biggest milestone in KISStory: the 1978 KISS solo albums.

Most notably, Stanley, Simmons, Frehley, and Criss would make music history with the simultaneous release of four individual solo albums on September 18, 1978. It was music that surprised, titillated and shocked both KISS fans and critics.

Now, 35 years later, through a series of brand-new
KISSfaq interviews, original features and related special content, Back In The Solo Album Groove put the four 1978 KISS solo albums center stage like never before.

More than 30 brand-new interviews were conducted with various individuals who either worked directly on the solo albums or have a strong connection of sorts. The interviews will offer readers fresh first-hand perspectives straight from studio musicians, producers, engineers, and collaborators, and the creative professionals working in the KISS camp at the time.

Here's a list of the conducted interviews so far :
Eddie Kramer : produced Ace Frehley's 1978 album; KISS, Ace Frehley 1987 and 1989.
Jeff Glixman : co-produced Paul Stanley's 1978 album; Black Sabbath 1986 and 1987.
Bob Kulick : guitars Paul Stanley's 1978 album; Balance (1981), Paul Stanley (1989)..
Tom Saviano : horn arrangements for Peter Criss' 1978 album; HEAT 1981 and 2013.
Mitch Weissman : on Gene Simmons' 1978 album; 80's KISS co-writer / ghost musician;
Wendy O'Williams, KEEL, Gene Simmons' 1983 and 1985 demos...
Anton Fig : drummer on Ace Frehley's 1978 album; Ace Frehley 1987 and 2009 albums.
Christopher K. Lendt : Former vice president of Glickman/Marks Management (business)
Russ Ballard : on Ace Frehley's 1978 album; Peter Criss (1982), Frehley's Comet (1987)
Doug Katsaros : piano Paul Stanley's 1978 album;  Balance (1981).
Steve Buslowe : Bass on Payl stanley's 1978 album, Meat Loaf (1979)
Rob Freeman : Engineer on Ace Frehley's 1978 album (and mixed with Eddie Kramer).
Richard T. Bear : piano on Peter Criss' and Gene Simmons' 1978 albums, Sean Delaney
Peppy Castro : on Paul Stanley's 1978 album; Balance (1981).
Diana Grasselli : on Paul Stanley's 1978 album; Desmond Child and Rouge (1979).
Michael Des Barres : on Gene Simmons' 1978 album; DETECTIVE vs unrl. KISS song.
Will Lee : on Ace Frehley's 1978 album; Laura Nyro (1978).
Michele Slater : Production coordinator for Gene Simmons' 1978 album.
Neil Jason : played bass on Gene Simmons' and Peter Criss' 1978 albums.
Larry Harris : former Casablanca Records executive vice president /managing director.
Susan Collins : backing vocals on Ace Frehley's 1978 album.
Dennis Woloch : art directior for several graphically iconic KISS-and 1978 solo albums.
Eric Troyer : vocals and pianist on Gene Simmons' 1978 album.
Carol Ross-Durborow : head of the Press Office - promotional campaign for the 1978 ..
Art Munson : guitarist on Peter Criss' 1978 album.
John Tropea : guitarist on Peter Criss' 1978 album.
Carol Kaye : publicist at Aucoin Management - promotional strategy for the solo albums
John Cavazos : member of Azusa Citrus College Choir on Gene Simmons' 1978 album.
Richie Fontana : drummer on Paul Stanley's 1978 album; Billy Squier / Piper.
Brendan Harkin : guitarist on Peter Criss' 1978 album; STARZ.
Ben D. Bollinger : member of Azusa Citrus College Choir on Gene Simmons' album.
Stephanie Tudor : former Aucoin Management director of production 1977 - 1986.
David Edward Byrd : graphic artist/illustrator, creating the interlocking solo album murals

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