Augustus 30 :
Watch: Original KISS drummer PETER CRISS performs 1930s classic at
New Jersey Charity event From
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss played an impromptu version of the
1930s classic "Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)" at the 15th annual
Beauty Ball, presented by The Beauty Foundation For Cancer Care, on
August 26 in Eatontown, New Jersey. Joe Piscopo was the special
guest host and performer at the event, which honored DonnaLyn
Giegerich-Zapcic (posthumously) accepted by Thomas Zapcic.
Additionally, the Beauty Ball honored Ann Mazza with the 2023 Unsung
Hero Award and Daniel Ranger with the 2023 Peter Criss Man Of
Video of Peter Criss' performance can be seen below (courtesy of
Neil Davis and Ed Shin).
Augustus 29 :
BRUCE KULICK, MARTY FRIEDMAN, BILLY SHEEHAN, JOEL HOEKSTRA and
others featured on DARIO IMAZ' upcoming charity album "Vox Popurrí -
Vol. I" From
Darío Imaz has teamed-up with a talented crew
of all-star international musicians to create one of the largest
charity albums ever seen in Latin-America. In partnership with the
Mamis Solidarias foundation, this album will improve the lives of
vulnerable and underprivileged children in Argentina in the hopes of
transforming their future.
Says Darío: "This is another example of just
how compassionate, unified, and thoughtful the rock community can be
when there are those in need."
Packed with emotion, tight harmonies, and featuring some of the best
musicians in the world, "Vox Popurrí - Vol. I" is a must-have for
any rock lover. When the album ends, you’ll either regret never
learning Spanish or find yourself singing along with the catchy
songs already. Experience the most far-reaching collaboration in
Latin-American rock history!
Vox Popurrí - Vol. I will be released on September 15 via all
digital streaming platforms. Pre-save the album here, and watch a
video for the song, "No Va Más", below.
Popurrí - Vol. I featuring Marty Friedman, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big,
The Winnery Dogs), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake),
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Alex Staropoli
(Rhapsody Of Fire), Oliver Wakeman (YES), Brad Divens (Souls at
Zero, Wrathchild America), Chloe Trujillo, Walfredo Reyes Jr.
(Santana, Chicago), Adrián Barilari (Argentina's rock legend, singer
of Rata Blanca), Nico Borie (Chilean YouTuber with more than 1.6M
subscribers), Cristian Lapolla (from A.N.I.M.A.L., one of the
biggest metal bands in Latin America), Tano Romano (Founder member
of Hermética, legendary band in Argentina ), Kyle Brian (Vigil Of
War), Wojtek Deregowski (Tina Karol), Florencia Alba (Daraa), and
Born in Argentina, Darío Imaz spent his childhood with a guitar in
one hand and a book in the other. At 14, he was already touring with
metal bands nation-wide, and at 18 he was a session guitarist for
the Mapuche musician Juan Namuncurá.
Attracted by the cultures of the world, Darío traveled extensively
to remote places in the Middle East and East Asia. Afterward, he
settled down in Japan where he has lived since 2009.
Bent on developing a singular sound of his own after playing in
multiple bands, Darío began to create his solo project, influenced
by the diverse music he had experienced around the world.
Darío Imaz stands out most for his versatility when composing,
including in his repertoire of music everything from electronic
sounds (EDM) to melodies influenced by traditional Japanese music.
Darío's artistic development is also multifaceted. Upon arriving in
Japan, he began developing a career in acting and modeling that led
him to act in numerous Japanese TV shows and renowned films. He has
had the honor of acting alongside Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult,
and has been directed by Takeshi Kitano, a leading director of
Japanese cinematography. In May 2021, he published his first book,
GEOILUSIÓN, in which he recounts his travels through almost 50
After releasing two self-produced albums (writing, playing, and
mixing all instruments on his own), Darío’s new album Vox Popurrí -
Vol. I showcases his peak artistic inspiration and motivation.
Jean Beavoir recorded his own rendition of "Who Wants To Be Lonely"
for our upcoming album "Buffalo Rock City II." The song will debut
at the Mexico "KISS Lounge" 20th Anniversary on September 1st & 2nd,
as part of a limited edition CD single (includes 3 other tracks from
"Buffalo Rock City" remastered for the single). Jean will have the
CDs for sale in person.
drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the
groundbreaking band's 1967 psychedelic debut. Post-Fudge, Bogert and
Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on King's X and Van Halen).
Post Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero
Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice (BBA).
One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide
for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a
highly soughtafter session drummer (for example Paul Stanley's 1978
solo album), recording with countless artists throughout his career.
In '76, he joined the Rod Stewart Band, touring, recording and
writing two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and
"Young Turks". He would go on to form
King Kobra, tour with Ozzy Osbourne and Blue Murder with John
Sykes (Whitesnake) and Tony Franklin (The Firm). Guitar Zeus 25th
Anniversary is a massive collection of 4 LP's / 3CD's with 35 tracks
in all featuring
Bruce Kulick, Slash, Brian May, Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteem,
Neal Schon, Richie Sambora, Zakk Wylde and many, many more. Plus 2
never released tracks featuring
Tommy Thayer of KISS and Derek Sherinian (ex Dream Theater).
This is the ultimate collection for any guitar enthusiast, there is
nowhere else you can find this many guitar greats on one released!