NEWS UPDATE : September 2021

September 26 :
Bruce Kulick on his years with Kiss, Meat Loaf, and Grand Funk Railroad

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Rolling Stone has a new interview about Bruce Kulick's career with KISS, Grand Funk Railroad,
and more!

Bruce Kulick related artists and bands mentioned in the interview are :
KKB, George McCrae, Andrea True Connection, Meat Loaf, Black Jack (incl. samples used by Kanye West and Jay-Z), Billy Squier, the KISS years, Don Johnson, Ronnie Spector, Union and Grand Funk Railroad.

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ROLLING STONE September 2021 - Bruce Kulick interview

ROLLING STONE September 2021 - Bruce Kulick interview

September 17 : KISS Announce Super Deluxe Edition Of ‘Destroyer’
From : kissonline  / By Tim Peacock (
Celebrating its 45 anniversary, Destroyer was originally released in 1976 and is considered to be one of the quintessential KISS albums. It is the band’s first album to sell one million copies in its first year and holds the title of being their all-time best selling studio album.

Packed with concert staples and KISS Army favorites including “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “God Of Thunder” and “Beth,” on November 19, 2021 UMe will release KISS – Destroyer 45th in the form of a Super Deluxe 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set as well as on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, 2-CD set, and digital.

For the recording of Destroyer, Bob Ezrin was brought in as KISS’s new producer, helping the band reach new levels, both sonically and creatively. The album also showed the band’s growth as musicians and songwriters, experimenting with new sounds which came in the form of the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,” and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their Billboard No. 7 hit single “Beth.” Following the breakthrough success of 1975’s No. 9 Billboard charting Alive!, Destroyer was the KISS album that brought them to the forefront of the mainstream and transformed them into global rock icons. For its anniversary, UMe celebrates this seminal album’s legacy with a staggering amount of bonus material.

CD 1 includes the original album newly remastered at Abbey Road Mastering, while CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased. CD 3 is packed with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” and CD 4 contains an electrifying performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’ Olympia on May 22, 1976. For the Blu-ray Audio disc, Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.)

Additionally, the Super Deluxe box features an extravagant array of collectable KISS memorabilia and ephemera, including a complete recreation of the original KISS Army Kit with the original folder and following items: KISS Army newsletter Volume 1 – No 2 announcing Destroyer ; 2x 8”x10” Destroyer Press Photos; Discography Sheet; Gene, Paul, Ace & Peter Bio Sheet; KISS Army Member Certificate and a KISS Army Membership Card

Also included in the Super Deluxe set are: KISS logo Iron-on; KISS Army Sticker; “Detroit Rock City” Bumper Sticker; Destroyer Cover Sticker; 11”x17” KISS on Westminster Bridge UK Poster; 4 brand new 8”x10” Band Member Photos; 8”x12” Destroyer Foil Flyer ; 8”x12” Destroyer Canadian Flyer (super rare); 4x Band Member Trading Cards (newly created for this boxset); 16”x24” KISS Over New York Skyline Poster; 16”x24” KISS Halloween 1976 Concert Poster; 2x 9”x12” Destroyer Tour Stage Blueprints on Transparent Vellum (never been seen before); 16-page Destroyer 1976 Tour Program and Gotham Rock City News Volume 1 Newspaper that is a track-by-track interview with all 4 band members, Bob Ezrin and crew.

Also included is a 68-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Paul Elliott & Ken Sharp featuring interviews from Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter, then-manager Bill Aucoin, album producer Bob Ezrin, and many more about the album’s writing and production process, U.S. and European tours, photo shoots, promotional stories, band member memories from their TV appearance on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and an intoxicating amount of unreleased photos and imagery

The entire contents are housed in a lift top- style box and features artist Ken Kelly’s original Destroyer cover art, arguably one of the most iconic album covers in rock, making this the ultimate KISS Destroyer souvenir.

KISS - Destroyer 45th anniversary super deluxe 4CD + BLU-RAY (2021)
Disc 1 : Destroyer - Original Album Remastered
01. Detroit Rock City
02. King of The Night Time World
03. God of Thunder
04. Great Expectations
05. Flaming Youth
06. Sweet Pain
07. Shout It Out Loud
08. Beth
09. Do You Love Me ?

Disc 2  : Destroyer - Era demo's (*Previously Unreleased)
01. Doncha Hesitate (Paul Stanley Demo)
02. God Of Thunder And Rock And Roll (Paul Stanley Demo)
03. It’s The Fire (Paul Stanley Demo)*
04. Detroit Rock City (Paul Stanley Demo)*
05. Love Is Alright (Paul Stanley Demo)*
06. Bad, Bad Lovin’ (Gene Simmons Demo)
07. Man Of A Thousand Faces (Gene Simmons Demo)
08. I Don’t Want No Romance (Gene Simmons Demo)*
09. Burnin’ Up With Fever (Gene Simmons Demo)*
10. Rock N’ Rolls Royce (Gene Simmons Demo)*
11. Mad Dog (Gene Simmons Demo)
12. Night Boy (Gene Simmons Demo)*
13. Star (Gene Simmons Demo)*
14. Howlin’ For Your Love (Gene Simmons Demo)*
15. True Confessions (Gene Simmons Demo)

Disc 3 : Destroyer Outtakes, Alternate Versions / Mixes, Single Edits (*Previously Unreleased)
01. Beth (Acoustic Mix)*
02. Shout It Out Loud (Single Edit)
03. Flaming Youth (Single Edit)
04. Detroit Rock City (Single Edit)
05. Shout It Out Loud (Mono Single Edit)
06. Flaming Youth (Mono Single Edit)
07. Detroit Rock City (Mono Single Edit)
08. Beth (Mono)
09. King Of The Night Time World (Live Rehearsal Instrumental)*
10. Do You Love Me? (Mono Instrumental)*
11. God Of Thunder (Early Instrumental Mix)*
12. Ain’t None Of Your Business (Instrumental)*
13. Detroit Rock City (Instrumental)*
14. King Of The Night Time World (Alternate Mix)*
15. Great Expectations (Early Version)*
16. Flaming Youth (Early Version)*
17. Do You Love Me? (Early Version)*
18. Shout It Out Loud (Alternate Mix)*
19. Ain’t None Of Your Business (Outtake)*
20. Beth (Take 6 – Instrumental)*
21. Beth (Instrumental)*
22. Do You Love Me? (Alternate Mix)*

Disc 4 : Live in Paris - L’Olympia - 22 May, 1976 (Previously Unreleased)
01. Deuce
02. Strutter
03. Flaming Youth
04. Hotter Than Hell
05. Firehouse
06. She / Ace Frehley Guitar Solo
07. Nothin' To Lose
08. Shout It Out Loud / Gene Simmons Bass Solo
09. 100,000 Years / Peter Criss Drum Solo
10. Black Diamond
11. Detroit Rock City
12. Rock and Roll All Nite

Disc 5 : Blu-ray Audio:
01. Detroit Rock City
02. King Of The Night Time World
03. God Of Thunder
04. Great Expectations
05. Flaming Youth
06. Sweet Pain
07. Shout It Out Loud
08. Beth
09. Do You Love Me?
10. Beth (Acoustic)
11. Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)

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September 1 : ACCEPT bassist's new album to feature BRUCE KULICK
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Martin Motnik, bass player for German pioneers of heavy metal ACCEPT, is currently finishing up his second solo CD. The album will be called "Dream Chaser" and is scheduled to be released on November 10th. "Dream Chaser" consists 10 bass-centric songs, with each song featuring a solo by a prolific guest musician:

* Joe Satriani (solo, CHICKENFOOT)
* Wolf Hoffmann (ACCEPT)
* Frank Gambale (Session Guitarist, Chick Corea)
* Trev Lukather (Session Guitarist, Steve's son)
* Andy Timmons (DANGER DANGER, Olivia Newton John, Solo)
* Mattias IA Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN, solo)
* Tim Tucker (United States Marine Band)
* Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, solo)

Like on Martin's first solo album, "Bass Invader", which featured Gregg Bissonette, he is again relying on world-class drumming, this time by:

* Christopher Williams (ACCEPT, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley)
* Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Carlos Santana, CHICAGO, Steve Winwood)
* Joe Babiak (Michael Angelo Batio, ATTITUDES & ALTITUDE)
* Gregg Bissonette (RINGO STARR ALL-STAR BAND, David Lee Roth)

Mixing and mastering was done by Frank Motnik (Elton John, ROXETTE, THE DARKNESS, Curtis Stigers, N'SYNC).

Martin Motnik will release the album on his own record label, Kintom Music.

last update : 2021-09-30

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