Vinnie Vincent says one thing is holding back "Archives" Box From
Ex-Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent says a box set he’s been talking
about for years is being held up by financial challenges. Still,
he's determined to release it at some point.
"I'm working on it; it’s my masterpiece in the making," Vincent said
during his Merry Metal Christmas fan gathering, held last weekend in
Nashville. "We’re creating extra books to go with this – really
high-quality picture books. … It’s quite an expensive project. This
was supposed to be
six cassette tapes of home demos, and then unfortunately I got
detoured for 25 years. So, I’m picking the pieces up. … It’s been a
long time trying to find daylight.”
Vincent showed off a dummy of the proposed "Archives"
package while being interviewed on the Rock n Roll Experience with
Mike Brunn program; watch the video below. The guitarist added that
the final set could now expand to as many as 20 CDs “because of the
amount of material,” and that the project would be released on
“It covers everything from when I was kid, 13 or 14, my first songs
I ever wrote, to my first band, my first recording of my band that
my dad paid for in 1966,” Vincent told Brunn. “That was amazing –
that was $175 for four hours to bring my band into a studio. And I
remember my dad saying, ‘How can we afford it?’ ‘We gotta afford
Plenty of Kiss-related material would also be included on "Archives".
“[I]t has the very first songs that I wrote with Gene [Simmons] and
with Paul [Stanley]," Vincent said. "It’s all so visual, instant
recall. They were magic moments and it’s all captured. … We just
jammed it out, you know, hours. Really private stuff. … Unreleased
songs that we wrote – we just wrote, never recorded. Early versions
of ‘Unholy’ and ‘I Just Wanna’ and stuff [from] Revenge that we
never used, which I always thought we should have used.”
The issue with the long-delayed "Archives"
box remains production costs, Vincent confirmed. “I’m just hoping
that all the funds come together so we can have it,” he said.
Despite the delays, Vincent remains positive: “As long as I’m still
here, above ground, this thing’s gonna come out. When, I can’t say,
because of the expense involved, but it’s gonna come out. … This is
His career-spanning "Archives"
project isn't the only one that's in limbo. Vincent also announced a
re-release of the 2002 instrumental album "Speedball
Jamm" in November, with a whopping price tag of $250, then later
pulled it from his website store.
The video below was filmed at his Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal
Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th 2019 in Nashville.
The 13 track long album has classic rock, blues rock, and even some
pop-rock influences with an A-list roster of guests. Something for
every rock fan! It's a tackle box full of hooks, riffs & ear candy!
Songwriting that has him teaming up with legends like Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne / Whitesnake), Bruce Kulick
(KISS), Bill Leverty (FireHouse), Jeff
Neill (Streetheart) and Brian Vollmer (Helix) to deliver the goods.
MARCEESE will release his 6th KISS tribute tomorrow From
KISS Related Recordings
Berlin Heavy Folk Rock artist MARCEESE will release his 6th KISS Tribute CD
entitled "100.000 Years" via Timezone Records tomorrow, December 20.
track list :
02 Is That You ?
03 Ladies Room
05 What Makes The World Go 'round
06 Mr. Speed
07 Any Way You Want It
08 Take Me
09 X-ray Eyes
10 100.000 Years
unreleased Jean Beauvoir / Paul Stanley 1980's song on upcoming
LORDI album - Released date : January 31, 2020 From
KISS Related Recordings
Hard Rock band LORDI tenth studio album "Killection" will be
released on January 31, 2020 via AFM Records. The album will feature
an unreleased 1980's song written by Jean Beauvoir and Paul Stanley.
What if LORDI would have already been making music since the early
70's? And what if they have been releasing one hit single after the
other since those times and now, almost 50 years later, are looking
back on a full collection of songs that have been successful ever
since? This is exactly the idea that LORDI are executing, with their
newest studio album “Killection.”
Once more Mr. Lordi, the master of the masquerade, presents us with
one of his ideas, absurd and genius at the same time, and comes up
with a concept that has never been done before in the music
industry: "Killection" is a compilation album that simply says “what
if” LORDI had been in existence since the early 70's. It contains
all their imaginary hit singles from different periods done with
painstaking attention to detail using authentic studios and vintage
technology. This is how they would have sounded if LORDI would have
made music back then and therefore would have had the hit material
to release this compilation now.
In an interview with
Metal-Rules -earlier this year- Jean Beauvoir discusses his
recent collaboration with Finnish monster band Lordi and the Paul
Stanley co-written song :
Jean Beauvoir : "We did mostly fresh stuff. I did discuss a song
that I had done with Paul Stanley, that we wrote together some time
ago, that I thought might be something that could fit what they have
in mind. We don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but they like
the song very much. It was almost like a “rock-ish,” “dance-ish”
kind of song, towards a kind of– I don’t know. It’s a cool song. So,
we’re going to see if they’re going to use it or not, but they like
the song very much."
LUCIFER live version of Paul Stanley "Take Me Away" From
KISS Related Recordings
Last year German/Swedish band
LUCIFER covered Paul Stanley's "Take Me Away (Together as One)"
during their live sets. So far the song is not released on any of
their albums, that's why their cover song is not listed on
KISS Related Recordings cover version section. Because it's an
unusual choice to cover I decided to upload the song to YouTube.
in 2013 as a dream project for the guitarist Jesper Lindgren, the
Swedish based Velvet Insane has gone from a four piece rock band to
a rock duo with inspirations from 70's glam and more modern music.
In January 2020 the duo will release their new full length CD which
is a new step for the band. This CD's first single features renown
rock guitarist Bruce Kulick, and other songs have collaborations
with well known Swedish artists. A very ambitious album which the
duo has spent a lot of time on and it brings out some of the best of
them both musically and lyrically. The band features singer Jonas
Eriksson and guitarist Jesper Lindgren.
1 : Tommy
Thayer talks working with
Gene Simmons on Hot In The Shade Album From :The
Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show (James Daubeney)
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer is featured in a new interview with The
Story Of Rock And Roll Radio Show out of South Africa.
Tommy discusses how his relationship with the band formed,
supporting KISS with Black 'N Blue, working with Jimmy
Barnes (1985) and his 1993-1994 band Shake
On working on "Hot In The Shade" :
Thayer: "I had a relationship with Gene Simmons because he produced
Black 'N Blue's third and fourth records ("Nasty
Nasty" and "In
Heat"). At one point he asked me if I wanted to write a couple
songs with him. He was working on some tunes for their new record at
the time, which became "Hot In The Shade". Of course I jumped on
that an ended up with a couple co-writes with Gene Simmons ("The
Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away", "Betrayed") and it was
interesting because they were album tracks, but 'Betrayed' ended up
being the B-side of the single, which was 'Forever'. That was a big
song - it was a Top 10 record. I didn't have any money at the time,
and one day I went to my mailbox and there was a cheque from the
publishing company for $25,000 (laughs). I couldn't believe it."