June 24 : PETER CRISS to guest on new JOHN 5 album 'Sinner' From
Peter Criss Story (facebook)
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss makes a guest appearance on the
new album from John 5.
The former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist revealed
Criss's participation in the project during an appearance on Sirius
XM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" on Wednesday (June 23).
"I have a new record coming out. It's called 'Sinner', and it is a
new JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES record," John 5, whose real name is
John William Lowery, said ; "It's all new tracks. And this is
something that's really cool. Peter Criss is playing drums on the
song 'Georgia On My Mind', which is the last song on the record. And
I'm telling you… This guy… Barry Pointer, my producer, flew out to
Peter's house, set up a couple of mics. Now, this is a jazz type of
song, and Peter is known for that jazz feel he has. I shit you not,
he sat behind those drums, played two takes. Barry's mouth was
dropped open. Wait till you hear this. I mean, it was perfect."
Barry Pointer (facebook)
Barry Pointer : "Well, the cat is out of
the bag, literally! Recently went to Jersey to track the one and
only Peter Criss! We did jazz drums on John 5’s cover of “Georgia On
My Mind” for the upcoming John 5 and The Creatures record. This was
such a highlight of my life. As a 10 year old kid listening to his
first KISS record, never would have thought I would get to work with
him, one day. What an enormously sweet human being and he nailed
John 5 and Peter Criss - February 2020 / Barry
Pointer and Peter Criss at Peter's house 2021
June 2 :
Vinnie Vincent performs 2-hour live set to backing tracks on May
The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn Former
KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent played a two-hour live set to backing
tracks at his May Metal Madness event at the S.I.R. Soundstage in
Nashville, Tennessee, USA on May 29, 2021.
Vinnie Vincent’s setlist on May 29, 2021:
01. The Shredd
02. No Mercy
03. Boyz Are Gonna Rock
04. Shoot U Full of Love
07. I Wanna Be Your Victim
08. Gypsy In Her Eyes
10. Over You
11. I’m On Fire For You
12. Thrill of The Chase
13. I Just Wanna
14. And On The 8th Day
15. Lick It Up
Mike Brunn : Vinnie played complete
versions of the songs listed above to newly recorded backing tracks.
In fact some, but not all, of the songs were slightly extended to
add an extra solo section to the end.
“The Shredd” that started the show lasted about 30 minutes and is
exactly what it sounds like. Basically, a 30 minute “shredd solo“.
My favorite part of the performance however was what Vinnie called
the “power ballad” section, with my personal highlight being the All
Systems Go outtake “Thrill
Of the Chase”. The version of Gypsy In Her
Eyes he played was also different than the versions I’ve heard
before. I think I like the “leaked” versions better, but this is a
great song regardless. "Forbidden" was excellent as well. I’ve
always been a big fan of Vinnie’s melodic songs, so this section of
songs were cool to me. Don’t get me wrong, seeing and hearing him
shredd is cool, but the melodic stuff is what made me a fan.
The full performance basically lasted two hours. He told brief
stories in between the songs, but they were brief and may not have
been before every song. It’s hard to fully remember. He also had in
attendance Richard Friedman who came up on the stage to talk for a
few moments about them being friends as kids and writing Back On The
Streets together. That was a really cool moment. If I had one
complaint about the performance it was that Vinnie didn’t perform
Back On The Streets after sharing that story. Oh well.
As always, there was no video allowed during the performance. It’s
too bad, as these performances will be lost in time forever, but
that’s how Vinnie does things.
VINNIE VINCENT previously unreleased music to finally see light of
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent spoke to
The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn about
his plans to finally release some of his previously unheard music
that was recorded over the course of the last three decades. He said
(as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This is my crowning moment of
joy that I've been waiting for many, many years, just to be able to
say to everybody in truth and reality, but we are finally mixing the
two-inch masters that I finally have control over my two-inch tape
masters of all of my songs. And we're gonna be releasing new Vinnie
Vincent music on vinyl. Within the next 12 to 18 months, it's all
finally going to be released. And the artwork is great. We're
finished with almost all of the artwork. And yes, the 'Guitarmageddon'
album is in the process of being mixed right now. We just finished
mixing the new 'Euphoria' tracks that no one's ever heard. And it's
He continued: "I would have to say in all good conscience and
honesty that I'm very impressed with what I'm hearing, and I'm blown
away. And I'm finally able to say it's a new era of Vinnie Vincent
music being released, this next 12 to 18 months. And I'm so proud to
be able to say that. And as things start to open up and there are
tours again, you can bet that I'll be out there."
was Vinnie's 1996 EP, released on Vincent's own Metaluna label. The
purpose of the EP was to preview material for an album called
"Guitarmageddon", which has yet to materialize.
June 2 :
MARK PEACE THOMAS "Cruise Control" (feat. Bruce Kulick) From
KISS Related Recordings Mark
Peace Thomas is planning his "Rock
Star Delusion" album to be released July
4, 2021. A couple of digital singles already have been released
earlier this year, including "Cruise Control"
(May 19) which song features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar.
The song "Cruise Control" first
Mark Peace Thomas' 2014 digital EP "DJ
PEACE : Do You Love Me ?", which version also featured Bruce Kulick
on lead guitar.
Below the official 2014 music video for "Cruise Control" featuring
(KISS / Grand Funk Railroad) on lead guitar.
Bruce Kulick does not appear in