Kiss

Wed
01
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - DESMOND CHILD

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DESMOND CHILD GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child guests on this week's episode of the Decibel Geek podcast.  In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a performer in the NY-based disco group Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band's live shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two collaborated on 'I Was Made for Lovin' You', a Top 10 smash that spanned the globe. Desmond's career in writing/producing took off from there. While the songwriting partnership with Stanley was harmonious, his dealings with the other boss of KISS, Gene Simmons, have been more complex. 'There was one point where they decided they weren't going to have any co-writers on their records. So, they made a big deal out of it because suddenly I was co-writing with KISS and Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and having #1 songs and they said 'Well, we have to go against the grain.' Gene started saying, 'Well, we're recording at our studio but we have guards outside the door to keep Desmond Child out.' I was so pissed off. It's like 'Hey guys, I helped to make you richer than you already were, you know? Why would you do that? You're hurting my feelings. If you're gonna attack somebody, attack the other bands (laughs), not the guy that's helped you. I was so hurt. I actually didn't write with them for a very long time after that. But, I came back to write on Paul's solo record. We wrote a great song called 'Live to Win'.'

While that early 90's quote from Simmons stung, Child has gone on to forge a friendship with the long-tongued rock legend. 'Now he's kind of a mentor to me. I'll ask him questions and he emails me right back. Because he has so much experience in every genre; film, television, records. He like an encyclopedia of wealth, of information; especially business-wise. He's a genius.'

While working with Rouge, Child used his songwriting prowess to help work through a big transition in his personal life during the making of the band's sophomore album Runners in the Night. 'It was all about my relationship with Maria because we had started the group together and we were together and then I fell in love with a guy and then realized I was really more gay than I was straight. The first song on that album's called 'The Truth Comes Out' and it's all about my coming out. We thought 'Well let's just put our lives into the music.'

While Desmond Child's songwriting credit list is impressive, boasting over 300 million in sales, his take on the current state of streaming music is sobering. 'Jon (Bon Jovi), Richie (Sambora), and I get 6 million streams on Pandora every quarter on average for 'Livin on a Prayer'; just the one song. Imagine all the other streams we're getting. Yeah, but we got a big check for $110.00 to split amongst the three of us and our publishers. The record companies get 96% of the money and we get 4% because they got in there and made deals and they bought into these companies and frankly, we got dicked. We've gotta turn that around. That's what the Songwriters Equity Act is that's coming through Congress this year. It's to re-establish the 50/50 licensing model for all music usages.'

Also sobering is Desmond's take on the future of terrestrial radio. 'Terrestrial radio will die. It's on its way out, it's over. The whole country of Norway just stopped stopped terrestrial radio; it went digital. So, Sweden's next, then the rest of Europe, then pretty soon the UK. It's gonna be here (USA) too and in Canada. In 10 years there will be no terrestrial radio. There will be no AM. There will be no FM and if it's tilted in that direction where we get 4% and they get 96%, it really hurts the music because people aren't going to choose this as a career. Think about this, when I came to Nashville in 1991, there were over 5,000 signed writers to publishing companies within the 440-Circle (interstate that surrounds Nashville). At last count, there were 237. In 20 years, that's how much music has diminished.'

While his resume is filled with superstars that have provided the soundtrack of millions of lives, Child looks back especially fondly at a songwriting session at a small house in New Jersey with two young rockers that would yield a massive anthem still spun by millions today. 'I rented a car and drove to NJ and went to this little house that was on the edge of a marsh. On the other side of the marsh, like Emerald City, was this oil refinery. It was like the most toxic place on Earth and that's where Richie (Sambora) lived. I had a title in my back pocket; You Give Love a Bad Name. Jon (Bon Jovi) loved that. He had a song on (7800) Farenheit, because he's very resourceful, called 'Shot Through the Heart.' So we started the song with 'Shot through the heart and you're to blame. You give love a bad name.' And history was made.'

The full talk with Desmond Child can be heard via the following links:

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The Decibel Geek Podcast, hosted by Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro has been in existence since 2011 and releases new episodes every Monday covering hard rock and heavy metal. The official site for the Decibel Geek podcast is at http://www.decibelgeek.com

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Mon
15
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BRUCE KULICK (ex-Kiss)

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In episode 113 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist, BRUCE KULICK

In this episode Bruce talks about his new KKB 'Got To Get Back' album and single, working on Billy Squier's The Tale Of The Tape album, lending his talents to Michael Bolton's discography, Meat Loaf, the current state of KISS, working on the classic KISS album's including REVENGE, his early days with KISS, Grand Funk Railroad,working with ESP guitars, the importance of his brother Bob Kulick, ideas for a (KISS) book and much more.


 
Speaking of KISS: "I have no crystal ball to know when they'll truly wind things down."

The '80s KISS era: "A lot of that material is more challenging than some of the vintage stuff that they do."

On potentially replacing Ace: "I was always a nervous wreck because I realised if I got 'the call'... I was happy in Grand Funk and look what happened to Eric. He was in and then he was out. So, I was like 'how am I going to handle this?' Would I really feel comfortable in Ace's outfit, that skin and that vibe? And I would have to play everything like Ace. I don't know. I was very conflicted. I was relieved that I didn't get asked."

Does he miss being in KISS? "Yeah, but at the cost of being the Spaceman... I think that's a better situation for Tommy."

KISS moving on in 2003-04? "Peter thought he had KISS over-the-barrel and the next thing you know Eric's representative gets a call 'can you suit up and be in Japan' and off he went. Much more complicated with the Ace thing - there were a lot of complications about how reliable Ace was, how into it he was, what a wild card he was, and not by design, but a huge advantage for KISS; Tommy Thayer was always ready (just in case). Tommy's past of having been in a tribute band doing Ace and he was there to break Ace in to remind him about some of the songs they did on the reunion tour... I used to hear the rumblings about Ace. 'What are we going to do about Ace?' "

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about Bruce Kulick visit: http://www.kulick.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick
TWITTER: @brucekulick

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

 
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Fri
29
May

Former Kiss Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Releases New Album and Single

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KKB, Bruce Kulick's first band created back in 1974 with his local friends, singer/bassist Mike Katz and drummer Guy Bois, are releasing a brand new single and CD called 'Got To Get Back.' The new single leads off the CD, which continues with 6 more songs they recorded in 1974. The vintage tracks were revisited for 2015, and the original tapes were totally remixed and remastered.

Kulick was fortunate growing up in Jackson Heights, NY to find other talented local musicians who shared the same passion for the British Invasion of rock. They lived within blocks of each other, with drummer Guy's basement being the breeding ground for the musical concoction they were creating. The young band rehearsed for months before entering a studio in NYC capturing music that was urgent, intense and compelling. Sadly, with no clear direction for the group to follow the band never played together live, and ultimately went their separate ways. Bruce continued on in the music world, playing guitar with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf, KISS, and Grand Funk Railroad. 

The music KKB recorded in 1974, however, sat idle on a tape in Kulick's closet for many years. In 2008, Bruce bought a TEAC tape deck at a local garage sale and decided to listen to the KKB recording again. He loved it, and shared it with his friends, who all agreed: "You must release this music for people to hear." The vintage tape was transferred and, after some cleaning up of the tracks, KKB 1974 was released in 2008. The limited-run CD sold out quickly. 

An unexpected new chapter for KKB happened in 2013, when Mike found the original session tapes. By using the actual tracks recorded, Kulick had the opportunity to remix, remaster and get creative with this music once again. But the discovery sparked something substantially more interesting than simply polishing up 'old' music'the desire for Bruce and Mike to create a new song for KKB, 40 years after its genesis.

As a result of KKB's rekindled fire, the trio wrote and recorded a new song, 'Got To Get Back," a total throwback to their vintage sound, style and vibe. Each band member recorded their parts in a local studio'Guy in Paris, Mike in New York City, and Bruce in LA. Further adding to KKB's renaissance, a string quartet, scored by Bruce's longtime collaborator Jeremy Rubolino, was added to the ballad "Someday," giving the song a shine that couldn't have been imagined in 1974.

"This music represents a time in my career that I feel helped define the potential of my guitar playing," Kulick says. "It gives me chills to hear it. The interplay with Mike on bass and Guy on drums was expertly executed, filled with passion that defined our age. To think that so long ago I was involved in something this powerful that sat in my closet unheard for nearly 35 years made me furious. My intense desire to share this music that is relevant now, more than ever, is a huge accomplishment. Play it loud and imagine three young men pouring their hearts out making music, never concerned about anything but the music. That was the intention. It was pure, it was real. And now it's available for all to enjoy."  

KKB's music is in the power rock/progressive/melodic rock genre, and Got To Get Back captures styles of a variety of British bands including Led Zeppelin, Cream, and King Crimson, with arrangements performed in a hard rock trio context. Give it a listen, and see if you agree that this time capsule of music from Kulick's beginnings is totally unique and captivating to your ears.

 
KKB album webpage w/ links for various commercial configurations: www.kulick.net/kkb/
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Tue
12
May

BRUCE KULICK Talks New Single, New Album & Meatloaf

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Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf on 1979 Bat out of Hell tour; audio

Key West, FL (5/11/15)- Legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf, often covered with cream cheese icing, during the 1979 Bat out of Hell tour. Kulick also announces the release of a new single this June and plans for a new solo album.  In a career-spanning interview, Kulick shares stories from topics including:

Meatloaf cannibalism
Michael Bolton's shoe fetish
KISS Exposed video porn stars
Hot in the Shade drum machines
Revenge Spinal Tap
Recording Carr Jam
Alive III fixes
I Walk Alone demos
Paul walking around in Starchild boots during Carnival of Souls
Timeline of KISS reunion negotiations
Art of not making instrumental wankfests
Recording solo albums Audiodog, Transformer, BK3
Release of BK3 Vinyl
Release of new KKB single this June
Plans on new solo album via PledgeMusic

Interview Audio Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bruce-kulick-career-spanning/id982235688?i=341702129&mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire/bruce-kulick-career-spanning-interview

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire-rock-podcast/cobras-fire/e/bruce-kulick-careerspanning-interview-announces-new-single-37956035

ABOUT

Cobras & Fire is a rock podcast with a silly name focused on sharing new music from bands that have the hooks, melody and attitude of classic rock bands.  Cobras & Fire is part of the growing Decibel Geek podcast family and hosted by Loose Cannon and Bakko, writers from DecibelGeek.com.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cobrasfire/id982235688
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cobrasandfire

Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953) is an American guitarist, solo artist and current member of Grand Funk Railroad. Previously, Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996. He also was a member of the bands Union, Blackjack and touring guitarist for Meatloaf.  Kulick has released three solo albums, Audio Dog in 2001, Transformer in 2003, and most recently BK3, which was released on February 2, 2010.  His most recent project is KKB.

KULICK.net - Official Bruce Kulick Website
http://www.kulick.net/
http://gplus.to/brucekulick
http://twitter.com/brucekulick
http://www.youtube.com/kulicknet
http://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick


 
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Fri
24
Apr

MARK SLAUGHTER On 3 Sides Of The Coin


In Episode 123, April 21, 2015. Mark Slaughter Gives the Not So Pretty Details on Vinnie Vincent. What was the very first comment Vinnie Vincent made to Mark? What was the first comment Gene Simmons said to Mark when Slaughter toured with KISS? Who got the Vinnie Vincent Invasion their record deal? How did Slaughter get their record deal? How did Vinnie treat Mark on stage? Just what kind of a person is Vinnie Vincent? And of course... did Vinnie Vincent save KISS?

A couple revelations by Mark Slaughter:

Vinnie hears Mark sing for the very first time and says "That's bullshit." "That sounds like shit."

Before a show in Philadelphia, Vinnie tells Mark, "You really sounded like garbage last night and if you don't pull it together you're not singing on the record."

Follow Mark Slaughter online at www.MarkSlaughter.com and order his brand new solo album Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://youtu.be/sUdT3jQdZsw?t=1405 23 minute mark the interview begins.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 1,000,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

It's only our opinion... it's neither right nor wrong.

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Tue
31
Mar

ACE FREHLEY Adds Date To Aussie Tour

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SPACE Invades TOWNSVILLE APRIL 21st 2015 - Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics
 
The Spaceman himself, the legendary ACE FREHLEY is invading Townsville in April!
 
You heard it right KISS founding member ACE FREHLEY is coming to Townsville. When Ace decided to head to Australia early to rehearse for his upcoming Australian Tour he got the word the Townsville was one of the best and most rocking cities in Australia, Ace decided to set up base in Townsville to relax and get the band fully firing by rehearsing for a few days before heading off on tour.
 
And as a special gift to Townsville, Ace has decided to put on a show at the Townsville Civic Theatre on April 21st! Yes Ace and his killer band will perform a full show top heavy with KISS Classics and Solo Anthems. So Townsville will be the first show on the Australian & New Zealand sojourn.
 
Townsville this may never happen again so dont miss this one!
 
From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more. Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows! "I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"
Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACEs Trouble Walking platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
 
It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite! Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems New York Groove (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), Snowblind, Rock Soldiers and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album Space Invader. Plus KISS diamonds such as Strutter, Cold Gin, Love Gun, Deuce, Shock Me & Detroit Rock City. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply wont hear anywhere else Talk to Me, Rocket Ride, Strange Ways, Parasite & King of the Night Time World.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.
Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''

But Townsville tickets HERE: https://au.patronbase.com/_TVCC/Productions/0819/Performances

For all other shows purchase HERE: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_acefrehley


Full Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
Tuesday 21st April TOWNSVILLE Civic Theatre
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
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Tue
17
Mar

Producer Toby Wright Looks Back on KISS’ Carnival of Souls

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Famed producer Toby Wright guests on the Decibel Geek podcast for a 2 part Albums Unleashed special covering KISS' controversial 1997 release Carnival of Souls.

Recommended by producer Bob Ezrin, Wright remembers his initial meeting with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, which took place at A&M Studios: “They kinda put it in my ear why I was there. They wanted to follow a little hip trend going on at the time called Grunge music. The bottom line was, like all artists, they wanted to sell records. Y’know, they want to be on top of the pile. Gene has a big competitive personality so he’s all about being on the top of the pile and whatever it takes to get there.”

Then-guitarist Bruce Kulick was a large creative force during the making of the album. Wright shares his memories of Kulick’s importance as well as a directive from him during pre-production meetings about how to get the most out of Simmons and Stanley for this very different album for KISS. “Bruce and I got really close during that whole record because he played most of the record. Without Bruce, this record wouldn’t exist, ever. During those initial “nobody’s around” conversations, I got inspiration from Bruce and instructions from Bruce that were like “You are gonna have to push the fuck out of these guys (Simmons & Stanley). Don’t be afraid.”

Other advice came from Ezrin who had worked with KISS on their previous album Revenge, “Bob’s told me some stories about Gene. He’s like “Watch out. One fucking smell of weakness and he’ll be all over you.” I’ll always remember that comment. So, I was like “Okay. I’m never gonna show any fear whatsoever that I’m in a room with one of my heroes. He’ll never know that.” He’ll take advantage; big time. He’ll smell fear in your eyes, it’s over for you as far as having any kind of control over a situation; especially in a producer situation where I’m in the studio co-producing with he and Paul (Stanley) and it’s the three of us “making decisions.” Who has the last say? Depends on what the issue is. If it’s something sonically, it’s usually me. If it’s something musical, it’s usually them. It just depends on how the conversation was going and who was the bolder lion that day (laughs).”

Wright was tapped to produce Carnival of Souls, in part, due to his previous work with Alice in Chains. In this 2 part special, Wright details how he pushed the members of the band to attempt harmony vocal takes that mirrored the Seattle quartet’s and how it, ultimately, would fall short in comparison, “It’s just an effect that I use, harmony vocals. I hear all the harmonies in my head like Layne (Staley) did. I do that on a lot of records I produce..Layne and JJerry (Cantrell), they had something special with it because they used notes that people don’t use, typically speaking. Layne and Jerry, theey just did it. That was a part of their art just like Van Gogh picking up a fucking paintbrush. That was their sound. With Gene and Paul, that’s stuff that’s songwriter-forced.  There’s more movement in what Layne and Jerry would’ve done instead of these guys (Simmons & Stanley).

While loved by a core group of KISS fans, the album overall was not embraced by the KISS Army stylistically. Wright remembers, “To be brought into a situation where I’m trying to make someone sound unlike themselves is difficult. I would have rather had this KISS album be entirely them and just do what you do; because that’s what you do. I think a larger number of their fans would have embraced it instead of fighting about “that sucks” or “that’s good.”
While in production, the band were very excited about the prospects of this change in sound and, according Wright, putting a lot of eggs into the Grunge basket, “I was already slated to produce the next one ..It was in my contractt. If this one had shipped platinum, I was to produce the next KISS album.”

As many now know, everything came to a halt one day in the studio when Simmons and Stanley called a meeting with Wright and the rest of the band to make an announcement that would have a major impact on the album as well as two of the band members, “We were about done with the record. Gene got the call. Somebody offered him 100 million to put back on the makeup with all the original members. And that announcement in that room; holy shit.We all knew right as the words came out off his mouth that we were done.“\Paul didn’t really look aroundd much. Gene, he was Paul Revere. He was the messenger that should’ve gotten shot (laughs).”

Carnival of Souls would soon thereafter leak on the internet and become a widely distributed bootleg album, with KISS fans snatching it up online as well as at KISS conventions. Rumors swirled that a member of the band may have been responsible for leaking the album. In this 2 part discussion Wright reflects, “I do remember getting questioned, big time. Who knows who did it? I have great ideas on who did it. If it was a band member, I’d just say it was for his personal gain and I’m sure he made a lot of fucking money.”

The album would finally get a proper release in October of 1997 when it was issued by Mercury Records with very little fanfare. Wright remembers the experience being very bittersweet, “I was thinking that I’m working on another multiplatinum album, and it should’ve been, and then all of a sudden they shelve it. 2 years later, now they’re releasing it and didn’t put any marketing push behind it and it’s like “Why did you bother?””

Parts 1 and 2 of Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls with Toby Wright can be heard using the links below:

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Part 1: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Albums_Unleashed_Carnival_of_Souls_1.mp3
Part 2: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Albums_Unleashed_Carnival_of_Souls_P.mp3

 
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Thu
12
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announced, Dead Daisies As Support

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KISS have announced their Australian tour dates. The press release goes as follows:
 
"Ready for one of THE greatest bands in rock’n’roll history with one of THE most spectacular shows Australia will see this year?
 
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
Add in showmanship that continues to thrill audiences around the world, some of the best damn rock anthems in music history and there’s only ONE band we can be talking about....... KISS!
Get your face paint ready Australia because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are on their way Down Under in October as part of their 40th Anniversary world tour. Kicking off at the Perth Arena on Saturday October 3, then to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, for the first time ever Newcastle and with New Zealand to be announced next week, it’s the news the rabid KISS army fans have been waiting for!
 
Paul Stanley said: "I've loved Australia since the very first time I visited. It is one of the greatest secrets on earth and probably better to keep it that way. The food, wine and women are all extraordinary and everyone has always welcomed me and made me feel like it is home."
KISS has just completed a Japanese tour, which coincided with the release of a collaboration single with the country’s famous all-girl group Momoiro Clover Z. The song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” (Samurai Son) – composed by Paul Stanley – hit #1 on the Japanese charts introducing KISS to a whole new generation of fans. The tour ended with a show for 40,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome last week, featuring the Momoiro Clover Z girls joining KISS for the encore.
With countless timeless hits like ‘Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’, the KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation.
A KISS concert is like no other, and with tickets starting from just $98, it’s an extravaganza that everyone needs to experience!
 
Special guests are The Dead Daisies, a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world’s best rock musicians. This tour features Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol). The band supported KISS on US dates last year and will also join them for the European tour in June. The Dead Daisies are currently recording their second studio album in Australia to be released in June 2015.
 
ABOUT KISS:
 
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. In 2014, KISS launched their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
KISS is celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary. KISS 40, a new album celebrating 40 years of Rock ‘N Roll is available now.
 
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday October 3 PERTH Arena
Tuesday October 6 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thursday October 8 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Saturday October 10 SYDNEY AllPhones Arena
Monday October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tuesday October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
 
Tickets on sale - Thursday March 26 at 2.00pm from www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
 

 

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Mon
09
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announcement Due

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KISS are set to announce their Australian tour dates as early as this week if leaked dates are anything to go by. News was posted at respected Aussie music hub Noise11.com - http://www.noise11.com/news/kiss-to-tour-australia-with-whitesnake-20150304
 
Initial reports had the iconic band teaming up with WHITESNAKE as a killer double bill. But my sources indicate that while that was the original plan, the deal to include Whitesnake fell apart a couple of weeks ago. And that was still true as of 2 days ago.
There is no word yet on just who might accompany Kiss or if the Snake deal can be resurrected.
 
Rumored dates:
 
October 3, Perth
October 5, Adelaide
October 8, Melbourne
October 10, Sydney
October 12, Newcastle
October 13, Brisbane
October 16, Auckland
 
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Wed
25
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Announces SPACE INVADER European Tour 2015

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Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY released his latest album "Space Invader" last year through SPV/Steamhammer and entered the charts in whole Europe.

 
 
Now he`s leaving the stratosphere and visits planet earth for a European tour. Expect songs from "Space Invader" as well as songs from Frehley`s Comet and Kiss. Ace`s team consists of Richie Scarlet (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass) and Scot Coogan (drums).

ACE FREHLEY European "Space Invader" Tour 2015

06.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.06. NO-Oslo - Rockefeller
10.06. D-Hamburg - Grünspan
11.06. NL-Zoetermeer - Bordereij
13.06. GB-Donington - Download Festival
14.06. F-Vaureal - Le Forum
15.06. D-Bochum - Zeche
17.06. SE-Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. F-Clisson - Hellfest
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www.acefrehley.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

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Sat
31
Jan

THE RADIO SUN Record Original Tribute Song To Ace Frehley

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Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun have penned an original tribute to Ace Frehley titled 'SpaceMan'. Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say 'all of us in The Radio Sun grew up on a healthy diet of KISS and in particular were all inspired by the original spaceman Ace Frehley. This song is a bit of fun and is not meant to defame anyone in particular but rather a stance acknowledging the original SpaceMan'.
 
People can hear the song here:
 

The Radio Sun will release their second full length album mid 2015, currently being mixed by Paul Laine (ex Danger Danger). *SpaceMan will not be on the upcoming album but rather something special the band put together before the full length album's release.

*SpaceMan will be released as a 4 song cd/ep and will also be available on ITunes, Spotify, Google Play etc. soon. Pre Order info very soon!

Art concept and design - created by Marc Welsh.

www.theradiosun.com
www.facebook.com/theradiosun
Twitter: @theradiosun

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Wed
21
Jan

ACE FREHLEY Set To Invade Downunder

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present:
 
''Invading Down Under'' April / May 2015
 
Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics

 
'From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more.'
Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

"I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"

Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACE's 'Trouble Walking' platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
'It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite!'
Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems ' 'New York Groove' (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), 'Snowblind', 'Rock Soldiers' and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album 'Space Invader'. Plus KISS diamonds such as 'Strutter', 'Cold Gin', 'Love Gun', 'Deuce', 'Shock Me' & 'Detroit Rock City'. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply won't hear anywhere else ' 'Talk to Me', 'Rocket Ride', 'Strange Ways', 'Parasite' & 'King of the Night Time World'.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for 'concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.'
'Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.'
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''
Tickets on sale 9:00am Wednesday 28th January from: http://bit.ly/AceTix1
 
Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
 
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
 

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Tue
20
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WORK OF ART

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On this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon: interviews with Robert Säll and Herman Furin of Swedish band Work Of Art as well as the brother of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, John Thayer. John discusses his latest album (the Laurel Street EP), talks about his music, speaks with pride about his brother Tommy and addresses the issue of the 'Spaceman' makeup. The members of WORK OF ART discuss their career up to now, the brilliant new album FRAMEWORK, Robert talks about his side-project W.E.T. with Eclipse's Erik Mårtensson and singer Jeff Scott Soto. Russ Dwarf of the Killer Dwarfs co-hosts.

For more about WORK OF ART visit: http://www.woa.se ; and http://www.facebook.com/musicofworkofart

Find JOHN THAYER visit :http://www.facebook.com/johnthayermusic ;and http://www.johnthayermusic.com

Follow WORK OF ART on Twitter: @WOAmusic

Follow JOHN THAYER on Twitter: @johnthayermusic

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

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Tue
23
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PEPPY CASTRO

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Peppy Castro of the Blues Magoos guests on Episode 80 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Talking Metal's Mark Strigl co-hosts.

In this episode's sole interview, Peppy Castro talks about his association with KISS and his efforts on the band's 1980 Unmasked album, knowing Ace Frehley as a teenager, his latest album Just Beginning, his band Balance with Bob Kulick, the iconic musical Hair, making new music with the Blues Magoos as well as their latest effort, Psychedelic Resurrection, and more.

For more about Peppy visit: http://www.peppycastro.comand on Twitter: @Peppycastro

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon/id851055518?mt=2

Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Fri
28
Nov

'Sealed With A KISS' – Revised & Expanded Book by Lydia Criss on Sale

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Get Kissed This Christmas Day!
CYBER MONDAY SALE!
 
“Sealed With A KISS” – Revised & Expanded Book by Lydia Criss
A deluxe hardcover collection of over 1,500 rare and
unpublished photos, memorabilia and memories
from the early days of the most successful theatrical
rock band of all time…
 
1 Day Sale (December 1st) available at: www.LydiaCriss.com
 
 
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Mon
22
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BRETT BOUCHY (L.A. Kiss)

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-51-brett-bouchy

Episode 51 of One On One With Mitch Lafon features an exclusive chat with the L.A. KISS managing partner and co-owner, BRETT BOUCHY. This episode was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

In this episode's only interview, L.A. KISS' Brett Bouchy discusses the Arena Football League's team inception, the working relationship with KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the team's on-field performance and the AMC show 4th And Loud. The show takes you inside the day-to-day dealings and drama of the L.A. KISS. From the early triumphant declarations that Los Angeles' newest team was championship bound to the quick realization that the team was going to need a lot of help to win even just one game. KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are not used to losing and being the owners of a 3-15 team (having lost their last six) seemingly did not sit well with them. AMC's 4th And Loud exposes their and the team's management frustrations. Catch all the tension, drama and decision making every Tuesday night at 10PM (9PM central) only on AMC

You can watch Mitch's chat with Brett Bouchy exclusively here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7azphRp-pRw

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Thu
18
Sep

KISS Announce 'Love Gun' Deluxe Edition Out October 28

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Universal Music are proud to announce the next stage of KISS' 40th anniversary celebrations, with the release of a Deluxe Edition of the 1977 U.S. platinum album, Love Gun, on 2CD and digital formats.

The band's sixth studio recording, Love Gun was the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four original band members, and the last studio album with the original KISS line-up. Love Gun has since gone on to sell more than four million copies worldwide.

The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, featuring such classics as the title track 'Plaster Caster', the song inspired by Cynthia Plaster Caster, the groupie famous for taking casts of rock star genitalia; 'Shock Me', written about Ace Frehley suffering an electric shock during a concert in Lakeland, Florida; 'Christine Sixteen', and 'Then She Kissed Me', the band's cheeky, gender-switching cover of the Crystals' 1963 hit penned by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.

The second disc is made up of rare, previously unreleased Love Gun demos of 'Plaster Caster', 'Then She Kissed Me', 'Tomorrow and Tonight' and 'Much Too Soon'. Also, the first four lines of the demo 'I Know Who You Are' eventually evolved and became the song 'Living In Sin'. A glimpse into Paul Stanley's creative process is demonstrated in 'Love Gun (Teaching Demo)' with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song with the next version ' 'Love Guun (Demo)' ' being the complete demo performance. 'Reputation', the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year's KISS 40 compilation.

Also included is a 1977 interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-before-available live tracks from the KISS show at the Capitol Centre, Landover in Maryland U.S.A. from December 20, 1977 ' 'Love Gun', 'Christine Sixteen' and 'Shock Me'. The package also includes liner notes written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, currently on tour with KISS.

CD ONE - Original Album:
1. I Stole Your Love
2. Christine Sixteen
3. Got Love For Sale
4. Shock Me
5. Tomorrow And Tonight
6. Love Gun
7. Hooligan
8. Almost Human
9. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me

CD TWO - Demos, Interview & Live:
1. Much Too Soon (Demo)*
2. Plaster Caster (Demo)*
3. Reputation (Demo)
4. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)*
5. Love Gun (Demo)*
6. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)*
7. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)*
8. I Know Who You Are (Demo)*
9. Love Gun (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*
10. Christine Sixteen (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*
11. Shock Me (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*

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Thu
18
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHLEY & QUEENSRYCHE

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Legendary (former) KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY and Queensrÿche guitarist, Michael Wilton, join Mitch on Episode 49 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. This episode was co-hosted by Creatures Of The Net Podcast host Cassius Morris.

In our first interview, iconic guitarist ACE FREHLEY talks to Mitch about his upcoming tour and new album, SPACE INVADER. The pair also discuss Richie Scarlet re-joining him on his upcoming tour, the recording of KISS’ Psycho Circus album, whether of not The Joker was anappropriate song to cover, his upcoming second book, his upcoming covers album, who was/is the best KISS drummer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, was the Frehley’s Comet CD Second Sighting really a Tod Howarth solo album, the probability of reforming with Four By Fate’s John Regan and Tod Howarth and much more.

In this episode’s second interview Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton talks about the band’s rights in regards to performing the Operation: Mindcrime album, his SOULBENDER band and upcoming Soulbender II album, the release of a live Queensrÿche album with their new vocalist, writing for the next album and more.

For more ACE FREHLEY visit:https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley;
and on Twitter: @ace_frehley

For more Michael Wilton visit:http://www.queensrycheofficial.com;and follow on Twitter: @MikeoftheRyche & @queensryche

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Find CASSIUS MORRIS online at:http://www.creaturesofthenet.com

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place Octobber 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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Wed
17
Sep

Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

 
Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com


 
Legendary rock n' roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80's and 90's, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days ' many spanning back nearly twenty years!

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles' Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N' Roses during the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time.

'I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.' - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

'Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.' ' Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery
 
IMAGE SAMPLES:
 

Guns N' Roses at the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' Video Shoot
 
 
 


 
Motley Crue on the set of 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

 

 

Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

 
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Wed
27
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP

 
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In episode 41 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by KILLER DWARFS' frontman, Russ Dwarf. The two discuss Mitch's new 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP in benefit of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Home (Quebec, Canada). The album features DICK WAGNER's final recording - a cover of KISS' Every Time I Look At You (recorded earlier this year - 2014). Dick provided the guitar solo on the original KISS version of the song as it appeared on their 1992 Revenge album. This episode also features interviews with former IRON MAIDEN singer, Paul DiAnno and late KISS drummer Eric Carr's sister, Loretta.

In our first interview, Paul DiAnno discusses his knee injury, current recording & touring plans, the first two Iron Maiden albums, royalties from his Maiden days, Rod Smallwood, touring with KISS and much more.

Our second interview is with late KISS drummer Eric Carr's sister, Loretta. She discusses her brother and his time with the band.

The Tracklisting for the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP is:

1) C'mon And Love Me by The Killer Dwarfs
2) Calling Dr. Love by Crash Kelly (featuring Four By Fate's Sean Kelly)
3) Save Your Love By Matt Bradshaw
4) Every Time I Look At You by Dick Wagner
5) Nothin' To Lose By the Killer Dwarfs and features piano by Bruce Foster (who played on the original KISS version 40 years ago)
6) Coming Home By Sudden Flames

Available on iTunes: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

For More Paul DiAnno visit:http://www.facebook.com/diannothebeastand and http://www.pauldianno.com on TWITTER: @Paul_DiAnno

For more about Loretta & Eric Carr visit: http://www.ericcarr.com andhttp://www.facebook.com/EricCarrOfficial on TWITTER: @EricCarr_TheFox

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit: http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684and the upcoming A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal
and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And the Official Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Tue
19
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ROCK FOR RUBEN & BRUCE KULICK

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In episode 39 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch talks to former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick about the Rock For Ruben benefit taking place in Los Angeles on August 20th. Bruce also reflects on the late Eric Carr and the recent passing of guitarist Dick Wagner. Follow Bruce Kulick on Twitter: @brucekulick

For more about the Rock For Ruben Benefit:

KENNY ARONOFF, BRUCE KULICK, GILBY CLARKE (GnR) & ELLIOTT EASTON (The Cars) and JAMES LOMENZO JOINS RICK SPRINGFIELD - ALONG WITH JOHN 5 TO ROCK FOR CANCER AT:
THE HOUSE OF BLUES, SUNSET STRIP - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH

TONY SCOTT OF 95.5 KLOS TO M/C THE NIGHTS FESTIVITIES

HUGE SILENT AUCTION OF ROCK MEMORABILIA
Special Benefit Concert for Ricks Springfield’s Good Friend and Guitar Tech Ruben Velasco

LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2014) - Rick Springfield is hosting a oonce in a lifetime benefit concert tagged “Rock For Ruben” in benefit for his good friend and guitar tech Ruben Velasco. Joining Springfield is Kenny Aronoff (Drum God), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Gilby Clarke (GnR) and James Lomenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth), to perform an all-star set of Rubens favorite band in the world KISS!

Rick Springfield and band will perform a full concert along with John 5 (Rob Zombie) joining Springfield on stage for some serious shredding on some classic Van Halen tunes! Elliott Easton (the Cars) will slide in and give you just what you needed to rock out! More special guests to be announced in the following weeks to come. This is not a usual Springfield concert 'Expect tthe unexpected' This night will close with a HUGE surprise!

The concert’s goal is to raise money to help pay for medical expenses associated with Ruben’s battle against cancer. “Ruben Velasco, our friend and guitar tech extraordinaire is fighting for his life,” says Springfield. “He has been diagnosed with fourth stage cancer and has a lot of medical expenses coming up in his fight. Any and all donations would be loved and welcomed.”

This special benefit concert for Ruben will be held on August 20, 2014 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The event will also include some exclusive VIP opportunities such as a private pre-concert dinner with Rick and only 18 guests. For further details on the "Rock for Ruben" benefit concert, please visit:http://rickspringfield.com/rock-for-ruben.

Ruben's favorite animal charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is also accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben. Donations can be made at:www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.

For more information about the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast:

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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Mon
11
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - BINKY PHILIPS (KISS)


Binky Philips goes One On One - and tells his KISS stories...

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-36-binky-phillips

In episode 36 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS).

This episode features an in-depth interview with The Planets, BINKY PHILIPS. BINKY talks about his friendship with Paul Stanley, being around KISS in their formative years, his book 'My Life In The Ghost Of Planets: The Story Of A CBGB Almost-Was - A Single Notes Book' and so much more. This is one episode that KISS fans simply CANNOT miss.

For More THE PLANETS visit:http://www.facebook.com/ThePlanets

For more BINKY PHILIPS visit:http://www.binkyphilips.com

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

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Thu
31
Jul

Three Sides Of The Coin - ACE FREHLEY Album Review

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5L9rso2234

Episode 86, July 29, 2014. Ace Frehley's new album Space Invader landed in our inboxes so this week we do a track by track review. Our first impressions of our first listen. We discuss what is outstanding, what misses the mark and rate the album on a scale of 1 to 10. Mark Cicchini this week catches up with his Music from the Elder part one collectibles.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 500,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

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Thu
31
Jul

R.I.P. DICK WAGNER, Former Alice Cooper Guitarist

Artist: 
R.I.P Dick Wagner. Another big loss to the rock world.
 
 
 
'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says.

Dick Wagner, the guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others, died Wednesday (July 30) at the age of 71 in Phoenix.

Wagner, who was also part of the groups The Frost and Ursa Major, had been hospitalized after contracting a lung infection following heart surgery in early July. Though he had posted a Facebook message on July 21 saying "I can't wait to play for you all again one day soon" -- signed "Dick'N THE ICU" -- Wagner was in a medically induced coma at the time of his death from respiratory failure.

"Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman. (He) will be missed," Kiss' Gene Simmons said in a statement on Wednesday, noting that Wagner played the "blistering" guitar solo on the Destroyer track "Sweet Pain." Kiss frontman Paul Stanley had this to say: "Dick was a stellar player and his work with Steve Hunter on Lou Reed's Rock&Roll Animal is legendary. He also did great work with Alice Cooper and uncredited ghosting on Destroyer and albums by some of our contemporaries. A huge talent with a huge tone and huge heart. A great unsung hero."

 
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Mon
14
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - KEN BARR (Kiss Road Crew)

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KEN BARR (KISS ROAD CREW) GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Former KISS crew member Ken Barr talks to the Decibel Geek podcast this week for an in-depth discussion of a very transitional phase in the Hottest Band in the Land's career. Ken was a drum tech/guitar tech/carpenter for KISS from 1992 - 1996. His tenure included the Revenge tour, Alive III, the 1995 convention tour, MTV Unplugged, Reunion tour rehearsals, and the 1996 KROQ Weenie Roast. Lots of stories about the personalities behind the members of KISS, stories from the road, and Ken's thoughts on what the band is doing today.

Listen here:

http://dbgeekshow.blogspot.com/2014/07/conversation-with-ken-barr-ep145.html

 
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