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December 24 : 
PAUL STANLEY's SOUL STATION to release debut album in March 2021

From : blabbermouth.net
In a new interview with Scott Lipps, Paul Stanley confirmed that the debut LP from his R&B band SOUL STATION will be released in March. The effort, which was recorded over a period of several months, will be preceded by "a couple of singles."

Speaking about how the idea for SOUL STATION came about, Paul said (see video below): "I was really lucky, because, before I ever saw [LED] ZEPPELIN or any of the British bands that I grew to love, or the blues bands that I saw, I saw Otis Redding as a kid, I saw Solomon Burke and The Temptations. So that really is the core of what I do. It's not all that I do, but it's in there, and it always has been. SMOKEY [ROBINSON] AND THE MIRACLES; early Stevie Wonder; Philly soul; Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, all the things that they produced - Thom Bell. So you have THE DELFONICS, STYLISTICS, BLUE MAGIC, THE TEMPS, FOUR TOPS, and on and on. So, for me, that music, unfortunately, has been relegated to becoming samples in somebody's rap songs. Those songs deserve so much more, not only respect, but to be listened to, because when we play those songs live, everybody's faces light up, because they're just great, great songs.

"SOUL STATION is 15 people, and everybody's played with everyone from Smokey to Stevie Wonder to Natalie Cole to The Temptations, Whitney Houston, and on and on and on," Stanley continued. "And it really is like a family. We hang out at my house and have a great time. But what really bonded us together was this love of that music and wanting to recreate it accurately, respectfully. Even some of those bands, when they wound up playing live, did these up-tempo, kind of soulless versions of their own songs. And we're playing those songs the way they're supposed to be, and it's glorious.

"Look, I started doing it selfishly, 'cause I love that music, and to have it surrounding me, and to get to sing those songs, is crazy. And then to also write some new tunes that really marry so well to the old tunes is like writing another page.

"Will it surprise some people? Yeah," Paul added. "But, honestly, I'm not… Somebody said, 'Oh, you're reinventing yourself.' I'm not the champion of blues rock or hard rock or metal or this. I did 'Phantom Of The Opera'. I'm a singer, and I choose to sing whatever I choose to sing at any given time. So, really, honestly, it's as natural for me to sing Philly soul as it is to sing rock. It's just I haven't done it publicly."

Earlier this month, Stanley told Kyle Meredith that SOUL STATION recently "shot a bunch of videos, COVID safe and under supervision."

This past May, Stanley released a cover version of Smokey Robinson's classic song "Ooo Baby Baby", recorded by SOUL STATION. In a statement accompanying the clip, Stanley said: "These are challenging times. Long before I ever heard the great British bands, I grew up listening to Philly Soul, Motown and so much more. I was lucky to see Otis Redding and Solomon Burke among others. That music and its storytelling gave me strength and hope even in some tough days. The great classics of that era are magical medicine for most and I felt myself drawn back to that era for some sorcery I think we could all use."

He added: "While it's hard to connect physically, some of SOUL STATION decided to reach out and make a virtual and emotional connection on a great Motown and Smokey Robinson classic, Ooo Baby Baby."

Last year, Stanley told the Real Radio 104.1 radio station that he wanted to wait for the right time to release the SOUL STATION LP. "It really deserves full attention and my full commitment," he explained. "So until we can do great live performances — the band is amazing live — and until we can promote it the way we should, it's just going to simmer."

Asked if he gets any hate from KISS fans for making an album that is stylistically far removed from the music his main band is best known for producing, Stanley said: "I'm sure there are some people who'd rather me doing a KISS album or something like that, but when you sign on with me, you understand that we're both in this together, and sometimes I have to do what I need to do. And that's part of the joy and the reward for me. So I would rather do a great SOUL STATION album right now than tamper with KISS or the KISS legacy and do something that I'm really not feeling at the moment."

December 16 :  Richie Scarlet feat. Peter Criss new single
                             "The Catman & The Emperor"

The Emperor has a message about his new single coming out December 17th..From : Kiss Related Recordings / Richie Scarlet
Please DON'T miss....of The Premiere of Richie Scarlet...as The World Premiere of "The Catman & The Emperor"...featuring Peter Criss. Coming this Thursday December 17, 2020 Live @ 3PM on the Eddie Trunk Sirius XM Volume CH 106. Replay at 11PM, also available on the Sirius XM App.

The recording of the new single "The Catman & The Emperor" was already mentioned on Richie Scarlet's facebook page halfway September 2020 : "In DirtyBrook Studios today with Louie Spagnola and fresh from the stage of Madison Square Garden with Peter Frampton bass player supreme John Regan. Tracking my new single featuring a superstar HOOLIGAN on drums! Stay tuned for more details! I am super excited about my next single!!"

Richie Scarlet’s new single, "The Catman and The Emperor" with Peter Criss on drums, will be released as a CD single, 7" green vinyl, 7" purple vinyl and 7"purple and green mixed vinyl, and is available for pre-orders at Prudential Music Group.

You will be able to download the song Friday the 18th.


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December 14 : THE HOLLYWOOD STARS Release
                           "King Of The Night Time World" (live) single

From : bravewords.com
It would seem like every nook and cranny in rock ‘n’ roll history has been explored ad infinitum by this point. Countless books and magazine articles have been written, painstakingly excavating the lives and careers of everyone from Chuck Berry to Aerosmith, Wanda Jackson to Arcade Fire. But what if there was a band with deep roots whose story had barely been broached?

A band with direct ties to Little Richard, The Kinks, The Mamas & the Papas, The Electric Prunes, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Alice Cooper, KISS, Iggy Pop, The Runaways, The Flamin’ Groovies, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf, Meat Loaf, and Blue Cheer.

Such a band does exist. They are The Hollywood Stars. And now, after more than 40 years apart, they are performing together again and making new music.

Today, The Hollywood Stars release their version of "King Of The Night Time World" via Golden Robot Records, taken from their upcoming live album.

"The original version of the song that was later done by KISS. It is a more straight ahead, rock and roll version with all of the energy and excitement of a live performance combined with a near studio-quality sound. The lyrics bring back the vibe of the Sunset Strip in the mid-1970s and the street scene in Hollywood at that time."

From : Kiss Related Recordings

"King Of The Night Time World" was originally a piece written by Kim Fowley and Mark Anthony, manager and guitarist/vocalist, respectively, in the band The Hollywood Stars.
The Hollywood Stars is one of those unlucky, seemingly cursed bands around whom an odd legend has grown over the years. Formed in 1973 by manic rock hustler and dealmaker Kim Fowley as a pre-Runaways pet project, the band was meant to be the West Coast’s answer to the New York Dolls. The Hollywood Stars did record a rough mix of their debut album, 'Shine Like a Radio', (which contains the original version of "King Of The Night Time World") in 1974 for Columbia before being abruptly dropped by the label. Fowley blamed problems with the producer, engineers, and label executives. As a result the debut album was shelved and moldered somewhere until a 2013 release. (see
discogs.com)

Stream/buy "King Of The Night Time World" (live)
here.
You can also stream the song below.

For more on The Hollywood Stars, head
here (The Hollywood Stars facebook).

The HOLLYWOOD STARS (facebook)

December 13 : REGGAE KISS - 2.000 Man

December 4 : PAUL STANLEY says debut album from his R&B band SOUL STATION is 'Done': 'I'm Proud Of It'
From : blabbermouth.net
In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Paul Stanley confirmed that he has completed work on the debut LP from his R&B band SOUL STATION. "The album is done," he said (see video below). "We just shot a bunch of videos, COVID safe and under supervision."

Regarding how the idea for SOUL STATION first came about, Stanley said: "Some people don't know, and I can understand it: before I ever saw LED ZEPPELIN or any of the great British bands, I was lucky as a kid — I saw Otis Redding; I saw Solomon Burke; I saw THE TEMPTATIONS. That's really the foundation of what I do. It's a strange brew, but it's what created what I do to this day. And to be able to go back now and have a band of 15 amazing musicians who, we're like family. Everybody has played with everyone from Smokey Robinson to Stevie Wonder to Natalie Cole to Whitney Houston, and on and on. And to be able to embrace and recreate music that somehow has been relegated to a loop in a rap song is really, really something special for us. To be able to do Motown, Philly soul, to do songs by THE SPINNERS, THE O'JAYS, TEMPTATIONS, Smokey, and to do them faithfully, and to do them with the spirit that was, I think, intended is awesome. And then to write new songs that seamlessly bridge that gap to today and into the future, I'm blessed.

"I originally did it because I love that music," he explained. "And to have three violin players, three horn players, three stellar singers with me, two keyboard players, percussion, drums, and to create this beautiful symphony of music that Ken Gamble and Leon Huff wrote and arranged for Thom Bell, or Holland-Dozier-Holland, or Norman Whitfield. The list just goes on. And for me, to hear those songs and go, 'Woah! I'm singing it,' it's pretty heavy stuff."

Stanley added: "It's very funny, because when I was chatting one day — I spend little bits of time with Rod Stewart — and I said, 'Yeah, I've got my R&B band.' He goes, 'You have an R&B band?' I said, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'Who's singing?' I said, 'Me.' And he goes, 'You can handle that stuff?' So I said, 'Okay.' And I played it for him. He spoke about it for days. It's really that good. I'm proud of it."

This past May, Stanley released a cover version of Smokey Robinson's classic song "Ooo Baby Baby", recorded by SOUL STATION. In a statement accompanying the clip, Stanley said: "These are challenging times. Long before I ever heard the great British bands, I grew up listening to Philly Soul, Motown and so much more. I was lucky to see Otis Redding and Solomon Burke among others. That music and its storytelling gave me strength and hope even in some tough days. The great classics of that era are magical medicine for most and I felt myself drawn back to that era for some sorcery I think we could all use."

He added: "While it's hard to connect physically, some of SOUL STATION decided to reach out and make a virtual and emotional connection on a great Motown and Smokey Robinson classic, Ooo Baby Baby."

Last year, Stanley told the Real Radio 104.1 radio station that he wanted to wait for the right time to release the SOUL STATION LP. "It really deserves full attention and my full commitment," he explained. "So until we can do great live performances — the band is amazing live — and until we can promote it the way we should, it's just going to simmer."

Asked if he gets any hate from KISS fans for making an album that is stylistically far removed from the music his main band is best known for producing, Stanley said: "I'm sure there are some people who'd rather me doing a KISS album or something like that, but when you sign on with me, you understand that we're both in this together, and sometimes I have to do what I need to do. And that's part of the joy and the reward for me. So I would rather do a great SOUL STATION album right now than tamper with KISS or the KISS legacy and do something that I'm really not feeling at the moment."


 

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