November 24 :
Today Carr Jam 21 single "Can You Feel It" is released From
Carr Jam – 21 is a project to celebrate the legacy of the late
Eric Carr (KISS 1980-1991).
Today Eric Carr tragically passed away 30 years ago, and we wanted
to do something special.
with some of the most well-known and KISS inspired musicians, we
have recorded 2 songs written by Eric Carr + 2 KISS related bonus
The people behind the project are : Dregen (The Hellacopters,
Backyard Babies), Gustav Kronfelt (video producer), Jolle Atlagic
(Electric Boys, The Quill), Jesper Lindgren (Velvet
Insane), Ryan Roxie (Alice
Cooper / Slash's Snakepit /
Electric Angels), Åge Sten Nielsen (WigWam),
Philip Shouse (Accept,
Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons), Jesper Binzer
(D-A-D) and Martin Ekelund (Bonafide).
November 11 :
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus 25th anniversary updated version
featuring Tommy Thayer and Bruce Kulick From
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus album is being upgraded for its
25th anniversary, and the updated version features several tracks
that have never been released before.
One of those new songs features KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who
helps out on “Mystified,” a hazy, psychedelic six-minute rocker that
also includes bassist Tony Franklin and singer Kelly Keeling. “I’m
so glad we’re finally getting this song out,” Appice tells
Tommy Thayer is also excited to have his contribution come out after
such a long wait. “It’s an absolute honor to play alongside
hall-of-fame drummer Carmine Appice on Guitar Zeus,” he says.
“Carmine’s influence in the world of drumming is historic and
unsurpassed. What a thrill for me to be a part of this project.”
The Guitar Zeus 25th-anniversary reissue is available in a variety
of configurations, including a vinyl edition spread across four LPs
and a three-CD version. Each edition includes a booklet with liner
notes by writer Martin Popoff that includes new interviews and
For the 'Guitar
Zeus' albums Carmine Appice collaborated
with numerous musical luminaries, including Queen’s
Brian May, Neal Schon of Journey, Slash, Ted Nugent and others.
KISS Related Recordings
Bruce Kulick guests
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus - Volume II
album. Since it's first release in 1997, various versions of
"Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus - Volume II" does exist, but not all
features the song "Snake" with Bruce Kulick.
Even the album "Channel Mind Radio" is released with different track
listings, for example the 2003 reissue has a (slightly) different
album cover, which actually is released as "Carmine Appice's Guitar
Zeus Vol 2: Channel Mind Radio" This version doesn't contain the
song "Shake" (with Bruce Kulick), but "Nothing" (with John Norum)
August 2009 Fuel Records reissued the Guitar Zeus project as "Conquering
Heroes", a 24 track double-disc set
compilation of the best Guitar Zeus songs, with also features
"Snake" (with Bruce Kulick).
November 10 :
ACE FREHLEY is working on 'Some Heavy Songs' From
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says that he has
collaborated with his longtime friend Peppy Castro on "some heavy
Peppy reportedly taught Frehley how to play guitar and previously
collaborated with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as a songwriter
and performed on Frehley's and KISS frontman Paul Stanley's solo
Ace Frehley shared the news of his latest latest studio sessions
with Castro in an Instagram post on November 4. At the time, he
wrote: "Been Recording all day w/my dear friend Peppy
Castro…collaborated on some heavy songs!!!"
Earlier today, Ace offered an update on his studio activities,
writing: "Been Recording all day!!! I'm thinking about Christmas &
how lucky I am that I have complete creative freedom over my music,
and I'm very thankful for all the gifts God has given me… I
sometimes forget how good I have it, and I'm trying to act humble &
be worthy of my talents & situation, considering I grew up with
nothing in the Bronx!"
Last December, Frehley told Talking Metal Live that he would started
recording his next all-original album earlier this year. The record
will be the follow-up to "Spaceman" NEWS UPDATE released in October
2018 via eOne. At the time, he said that had "been writing all
along. Plus, I have tracks that I've already recorded that I have to
revisit and decide whether they have a chance to make it on my new
studio record — [if they] have to be rewritten or [they're] just
good the way they are," he explained. "And I've got people sending
me song ideas constantly… So, little by little, it's an ongoing
process, and it evolves as it goes."
Earlier last year, Frehley told Canada's iHeart Radio that he had
"only written about three songs" for his next LP, and he added they
were "not finished." He said: "Now that I'm [living] on the East
Coast [after moving to New Jersey from Southern California], my
engineer only lives an hour from me, Alex Salzman, who worked with
me extensively on this last record, and he played a lot of bass
guitar as well, So it's gonna be even easier, 'Origins Vol. 3' and
the next [original] record."