NEWS UPDATE : April 2019

April 25 : Jean Beauvoir discusses working with KISS / Paul Stanley
From :
Ron Keel and Jean Beauvour - Kiss Expo Helsinki 2019Originally from the legendary punk band the Plasmatics,
Jean Beauvoir is nowadays a multi-platinum solo artist who wrote and performed the hit song “Feel the Heat”, lead song for Sylvester Stallone’s highly successful “Cobra” film. He has produced and co-wrote numerous hit songs/albums for the Ramones as well as worked successfully with Little Steven, Debbie Harry, John Waite, Glenn Hughes, ‘N Sync, Nona Hendrix, Lionel Richie, Doro, and many others. Jean Beauvoir is a well-known KISS collaborator, co-writing well-known KISS singles: “Who Wants to Be Lonely,” “Thrills in the Night” and “Uh! All Night” with Paul Stanley. Jean and Paul wrote several songs for Beauvoir’s bands
VOODOO X and CROWN OF THORNS as well. Beauvoir also played bass on selected songs on the KISS “Animalize” and “Asylum” albums.



April 11 : Tommy Thayer in the studio with Jason Scheff
From : Tommy Thayer (twitter) / KISS Related Recordings
Tommy Thayer did some guitar overdubs in Nashville for Chicago's bassist Jason Scheff's upcoming solo album. August 15, 2018 Tommy Thayer also joined Jason Scheff in the studio with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).

TOMMY THAYER - twitter April 11, 2019


April 8 : Ex-ALTARIA bassist cover album Vinnie Vincent & Kiss songs
From : KISS Related Recordings
Marko Pukkila, former Altaria and current Stargazery / Shadow Tribe bass player, will release his debut solo album on May 10th. Kiss My Covers is a cover album featuring a long list of legends such as Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali, Phil Lewis, Keri Kelli, Erik Turner, Rowan Robertson among others. The album is a tribute to all the great bands that had a big influence on Pukkila's life and musical career. Pukkila has been around the European rock scene for over two decades and has worked with a lot of renowned musicians with whom he has toured worldwide.

A big change in Marko Pukkila´s musical career happened in 2000, when he co-founded Altaria with his former Blindside bandmate, drummer Tony Smedjebacka. The band also featured two legendary guitarists: Jani Liimatainen from Sonata Arctica and Emppu Vuorinen from Nightwish. Altaria released four albums and one compilation worldwide.

In 2009, Pukkila teamed up with former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero, and Bob Gilmartin to record a song called "
Elephant Man" for an upcoming ERIC CARR album called "Unfinished Business" . Elephant Man was intended for KISS' Revenge album in 1992, but Eric only managed to finish the lyrics and sadly passed away due to cancer in November of 1991. Making this recording even more touching are backing vocals by Eric's sister Maria and niece Sara-Jean.

Pukkila has also done a lot of all-star tribute recordings, mainly for the USA market. A few years ago, he got an idea of releasing some of the tribute recordings he has done throughout the years as a solo cover album. The album is now finally ready to be released and it will also include some new recordings.

This release features current / former members of Dio, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, LA Guns, W.A.S.P., Saigon Kick, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slash´s Snakepit, Vince Neil Band, Britny Fox, Doro, Waysted, Lillian Axe, White Lion, Night Ranger, Faster Pussycat, Hanoi Rocks, Skid Row, Pennywise, Bonham, Foreigner, Bulletboys, Gilby Clarke Band, 220 Volt, Red Dragon Cartel, Lynch Mob, The Misfits, Bang Tango and Near Life Experience.

The album tracklist is as follows :

"Dream Warriors" (Dokken)
"Dr. Feelgood" (Mötley Crüe)
"That Time Of Year" (
"Black Diamond" (
"Nightrain" (Guns N' Roses)
"And The Cradle Will Rock" (Van Halen)
"Tears Are Falling" (
"Rock N' Roll Children" (Dio)
"November Rain" (Guns N' Roses)
"I Don't Believe In Love" (Queensryche)
"Finish What Ya Started" (Van Halen)
"Just Like Paradise" (David Lee Roth)
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" (Def Leppard)
"Rock And Roll" (Led Zeppelin)
"Late Nights In Voodoo" (Buckcherry)

Marko Pukkila - Kiss My Covers 2019

Marko Pukkila (facebook)

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