NEWS UPDATE : February 2020
|February 21 :
Russ Ballard's version of "New York Groove" released
KISS Related Recordings
Today veteran British singer/songwriter
RUSS BALLARD tenth solo album "It's Good To Be
Here" is released on BMG UK.
For the album Russ Ballard finally recorded his own version of "New
York Groove", which he penned halfway the seventies and is recorded
by Hello (1975) and Ace Frehley (1978).
This song alone earns him around $100,000 per year from Advertising,
TV and Movie “syncs”.
Ace Frehley covered "New York Groove" on his self-titled solo album
in 1978. Frehley's version reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart and has been a regular staple of KISS live performances,
during tours in which Frehley has taken part. During his non-KISS
years, Ace Frehley also did a cover of the Ballard song "Into the
Night", for his 1987
Frehley's Comet album. Peter
Criss recorded Ballard's "Let Me Rock You" and "Some Kinda
Hurricane" on his 1982
Let Me Rock You album.
In 1991 KISS covered Russ Ballard's "God Gave Rock and Roll To You".
Originally coming to prominence as the lead singer and guitarist for
the band Argent, Russ Ballard became known by the late 1970s as a
songwriter and producer.
His compositions are recorded by Rainbow ("Since You Been Gone" and
"I Surrender"), ABBA's Frida ("I Know There's Something Going On"
and Agnetha Fältskog ("Can't Shake Loose"), The Who's Roger Daltrey,
Santana, Hot Chocolate, and many others ....
Listen to RUSS BALLARD "New York Groove"(2020) on
Spotify, or by the album at
|February 16 :
Peter Criss' BALLS OF FIRE updated details
In 1985 Peter Criss was pretty much a new
man. Fairly little in his autobiography is factually correct but for
the most part he seems to have been brutally honest about his
feelings. Thus we know that he felt relatively at ease with the
then-recent move to California and felt like playing music again.
Enter the obscure band
BALLS OF FIRE (KRR : between spring - August 1986).
Now, when it comes to Peter’s pre- and post-KISS bands pretty much
all of them are more or less obscure, but
BALLS OF FIRE have been in a league of their own. Thankfully, in
recent years, as sharing over this whole internet thing has started
to blossom, more information has become available and the picture
has become a little clearer.
Read the full article :
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